I am sad, I would surely miss the smiling face of Pope Benedict XVI. He will no longer be seen in public starting today. Last night, I watched the live feature of the final public Papal Audience on television and his message made me cry but it inspired me so much.
“I commend all of you, with great affection, to his loving care, asking him to strengthen you in the hope which opens our hearts to the fullness of life that he alone can give. To you and your families, I impart my blessing. Thank you!”
I am praying that he would be in good health and will continue to pray for the whole Catholic Church and the world. I also pray that the College of Cardinals who will be choosing the next Pope will be guided by the Holy Spirit and that the conclave will be a success. News say that our very own Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is a strong contender. He is the second youngest cardinal among the 117 cardinals who are qualified to choose a new Pope.
Even his Pontifex at Twitter will no longer be updated unless the new elected Pope would continue posting inspirational messages and prayers.
Here is a stunning picture of St.Peter’s Square shared by Vatican Radio -English Version taken last night by AP, with less than 24 hours left in the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. And I thought, the moon shines in splendor just as much as in Rome, giving an uncanny feeling that I am closer to the place.
I am also sharing some of his inspiring messages on Twitter.
We can be certain that a believer is never alone. God is the solid rock upon which we build our lives and his love is always faithful.
Offer everything you do to the Lord, ask his help in all the circumstances of daily life and remember that he is always beside you.
Everyone’s life of faith has times of light, but also times of darkness. If you want to walk in the light, let the word of God be your guide.
We do not possess the truth, the truth possesses us. Christ, who is the truth, takes us by the hand.
In this Year of Faith, may every Christian rediscover the beauty of being reborn in the love of God and living as his true children.
If we have love for our neighbor, we will find the face of Christ in the poor, the weak, the sick and the suffering.
I like this best, he said that he is “not stepping down to travel or go to receptions. I will continue to be dedicated to the Lord.” We will miss you Pope Benedict!