Of all the ironies, here is one: on the same day that the Christian West raised up a great Holy Leader of the Christian Church Universal, a martyred saint was raised up in the Middle East.
It's like a modern times version of Cain and Abel.
One offered the fruits of peace to the entire world, travelling to the ends of the earth to promote the good of humanity.
One sought world domination in the name of "Allah" through the brutalizing of innocent men, women, and children.
One decried violence to the unborn, to the elderly, to the infirmed, the suffering, the poor, the impoverished.
One promoted violence and suicide to aid his own Islamic Jihad.
One saw the devastation of communism, living and working in a labor camp in Poland.
One promoted the same type of religious commune, forcing others through his radical religious ideals to live, work, and die for Allah.
One condescended to constantly invite others to himself, reaching out to all religions in the name of peace, even acquisecing to kiss the Koran, much to the Christian West's dismay.
One loathed the Bible, cursed it, spit on it, and burned it, and then sought to destroy all who upheld the Biblical world view.
One sought out the man who attempted to take his life to offer him peace and reconcilliation in the name of his God.
One killed innocents, for a perceived threat, even though those people who were killed had no other weapons outside of their religion.
They are both considered Saints, and I hope that this puts to rest any conflict amongst my fellow Christian brothers and sisters that there is indeed a true religion, upon which we should labor to offer our gifts to God the Father. And of course there are those bastardized religions which can offer no such fruits, and are displeasing to God.
Cain and Abel, and yet both men were marked for the Lord's protection, and both were loved by Him. Was Cain protected? I do not know. But in the end, we should not rejoice at bin Laden's death, for we shall all be judged according to our thoughts words and deeds.
Celebrate the life of John Paul the Second. A great father of the Church who promoted so much peace and love amongst our human family.
Mourn the loss of life of Osama bin Laden. A father to many who brought death, destruction, and devastation. May God have mercy on his soul, and may he have had the chance to repent and convert to the God of Mercy. Maybe it was also a sign to the world that he was killed on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Blessed John Paul, pray for us.