I finally finished!
My senior year I wrote a children's book about the youth of Karol Wojtyla, who came to be Pope John Paul the II. He was my childhood Papa and I loved him. His warmth seemed so effortless I wondered if he was naturally affable or became so as he went along his life. It wasn't until after his death that my admiration for him became personal and passionate, as I researched his life and heard the witness of those that knew him well. He was a man who's heart beat for the Lord and this project is a tribute to him because his life is a testimony of how Jesus works through the most desperate times in our lives if we would only take up our cross and follow him.
'Lolek' was JPII's nickname as a child and this entire story, although for children is meant to evoke the beauty, the pain and new life found in Christ's most merciful passion through the experiences of a boy living during WWII and the communist reign that followed or at least I hope it does! I'm trying to keep it very poetic and natural . You'll let me know if I did a good job once I'm able to get it published... somewhere. I'm working on it.
"True holiness does not mean a flight from the world; rather, it lies in the effort to incarnate the Gospel in everyday life..."-jpii