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Our time calls us, urges us, obliges us, to gaze on the Lord and to immerse ourselves in humble and devout meditation on the mystery of the supreme power of Christ himself....

Christís mission as Priest, Prophet-Teacher and King continues in the Church. Everyone, the whole People of God, shares in this threefold mission. Perhaps in the past the tiara, that triple crown, was placed on the Popeís head in order to signify by that symbol the Lordís plan for his Church, namely that all the hierarchical order of Christís Church, all "sacred power" exercised in the Church, is nothing other than service, service with a single purpose: to ensure that the whole People of God shares in this threefold mission of Christ and always remains under the power of the Lord; a power that has its source not in the powers of this world, but instead in the mystery of the Cross and the Resurrection.

The absolute, and yet sweet and gentle, power of the Lord responds to the whole depths of the human person, to his loftiest aspirations of intellect, will and heart. It does not speak the language of force, but expresses itself in charity and truth.
Let us open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ
[...] a fervent, humble and trusting prayer: Christ, make me become and remain the servant of your unique power, the servant of your sweet power, the servant of your power that knows no dusk. Make me a servant: indeed, the servant of your servants.

Brothers and sisters, do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept his power. Help the Pope and all those who wish to serve Christ and with Christís power to serve the human person and the whole of mankind.

Do not be afraid. Open, I say open wide the doors for Christ. To his saving power open the boundaries of states, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization and development. Do not be afraid. Christ knows "that which is in man."

So often today, man does not know that which is in him, in the depths of his mind and heart. So often he is uncertain about the meaning of his life on this earth. He is assailed by doubt, a doubt which turns into despair. We ask you, therefore, we beg you with humility and with trust, let Christ speak to you. He alone has words of life, yes, of life eternal.
Above excerpts from the Homily of Saint John Paul II, Pope, for the Inauguration of his Pontificate; October 22, 1978 https://www.vatican.va
Blessed Karl of Austria
"Look into My Heart and see the love and mercy which I have for humankind, and especially for sinners. Look, and enter into My Passion."
Jesus to Saint Faustina, (Diary entry 1663)
Jesus, I trust in you
Divine Mercy Sunday was an important day for Pope Saint John Paul II, who established the Feast day in 2001. Celebrated on the Sunday following Easter, its origins date back to Polish nun, Saint Faustina Kowalska, who had a devotion to the Divine Mercy after several encounters with Jesus.

Pope Saint John Paul II was canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014 by Pope Francis.
Karol Jůzef Wojtyla, birth name of Pope John Paul II, was named after Emporer Charles I of Austria, the last ruler of the Autro-Hungarian Empire. Pope John Paul II beatified Emperor Karl von Habsburg on October 3, 2004 and stated:
"The decisive task of Christians consists in seeking, recognizing and following Godís will in all things. The Christian statesman, Charles of Austria, confronted this challenge every day. To his eyes, war appeared as 'something appalling'. Amid the tumult of the First World War, he strove to promote the peace initiative of my Predecessor, Benedict XV."
The Feast day of Blessed Charles (Karl) of Austria is October 21, one day before the Feast day of Pope Saint John Paul II.
Calvary (Crucifixion) by Josse Lieferinxe 1500-1505; Louvre Museum,
Paris https://commons.wikimedia.org
October 22 - Feast of Pope Saint John Paul II - First Observance of Feast on the anniversary of the inauguration of his pontificate in 1978
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