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A Dialogue...In Nomine Patri (1 of 2)



He was my age when he became the "God"
My firstborn--at three, asked me about
When she saw him on television.
"Daddy, is he God?"
"No, but he is the only one
Of the billions and billions of God's children
That is considered, especially by Catholics--like us,
As "paper-thin" close to being "God" himself,
Because like the Holy Father in Heaven,
He is "Holy Father" to us of his faith...
Here on earth," I told her.
This dialogue with my daughter about
Pope John Paul II went on for a good three to five...
And it ended with her asking, "Should I love him
As much as I love you and God?"
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