Two popes to be raised to the altars as saints in Easter week. They teach us many things about how to get ready for our own Eastering, when we too will be glorified with Christ. John XXIII & John Paul II say this above all to us: worship God as your Father, talk to Jesus as your brother, call upon the Spirit as your inspiration. In other words: pray, pray, pray.
When John Paul returned home after one of his arduous international journeys his minders took him straight to his bedroom to rest. Next morning they found his bed untouched: he had spent the whole night on knees in prayer. As Parkinson’s disease confined him to his bed when minders could not, he asked that the Blessed Sacrament be kept in his room, so he could be close to his Beloved!
Habitual, dedicated prayer is the secret to our Eastering & joining the new pope-saints in heaven.