Friends, in today's second reading, St Peter asks us to 'always be ready for people who ask you a reason for the hope you have'. Tomorrow, 18th May, the Church marks the centenary of the birth of St John Paul II. He was a towering figure of hope who was a great witness to hope. In his own words:
‘I plead with you. Never ever give up on hope. Never doubt, never tire and never be discouraged. Be not afraid!! There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already carried for us and does not bear with us now. Be not afraid!’.
St John Paul II, pray for us!
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