I saw flags flying at half mast the other day and felt a great sadness at the passing of Pope John Paul. I'm not Catholic but the passing of a good person is always a sad moment. Pope John Paul was the first Pope to visit a Musjid, and to apologize for the Crusades. He spoke against the war in Iraq. We need more people in the world of all religions, races and ethnicities who are good and kind. The loss of any good person leaves the world a little worse off than it was when they were a part of it. And for that I Grieve.