Saturday, April 02, 2005

Goodbye Pope John Paul II

IV. CONFESSION OF SINS AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

Let us pray that, in recalling the sufferings
endured by the people of Israel throughout history,
Christians will acknowledge the sins
committed by not a few of their number
against the people of the Covenant and the blessings,
and in this way will purify their hearts.

God of our fathers,
you chose Abraham and his descendants
to bring your Name to the Nations:
we are deeply saddened by the behavior of those
who in the course of history
have caused these children of yours to suffer,
and asking your forgiveness we wish to commit ourselves
to genuine brotherhood
with the people of the Covenant.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
(UNIVERSAL PRAYER CONFESSION OF SINS AND ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS "DAY OF PARDON" PRESENTATION; Vatican Basilica, 12 March 2000)

Astounding. No Jew could have fathomed such remarks even 50 years ago. He was certainly a remarkable man in many respects... I am sure Jose will have more to say soon.

1 comment:

Jose said...

I do, and expect will. However I may need a day or two to sort it all out. If there isn't anything by tuesday, yell at me. Productivity is, after all, important.