We live in interesting times in which many of us feel helpless to rectify the anxiety of our days. Recently I watched a documentary about Pope John Paul II on WTTW where he understood these anxieties and delivered to the people of Poland the will to allow a spiritual movement to undo the generations of suffering that would eventually liberate Central and Eastern Europe from communism.
This movie, Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, will run again on WTTW this Sunday, October 8, at 2pm on channel 11. I encourage you to watch it.
The overwhelming message that came across is that through prayer we have the ability to transform the world. “…this is the incredible story of one man’s unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire-and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe.”