It was overwhelming to watch John Paul II's funeral today. By "overwhelming," I mean that I could not believe the number of people that were there witnessing the funeral in person. So many presidents, prime ministers, heads of state, royalty and other glitterati were in attendance, as well as thousands and thousands of everyday people. How many persons in history have had so many dignitaries and "important people" attend their funeral?
The day has made me think of my own funeral and what I want people to say about me. I am reminded of the quote: "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."