Tomasz Reczko, graduate

John Paul II was for me a monument. I looked at him as you look at every other monuments, those more or less solemn. You pass by and you know, that it was somebody important, otherwise they would not place him on a pedestal in the center of the city. My emotions towards him contained in unwittingly spoken, paraphrased Gombrowicz, “John Paul II Great Pole was”. This is me, generation of JP2. Suddenly, by an accident, through competition in the name bishop Jan Chrapka I got into Fundacja “Dzieło Nowego Tysiąclecia”. They have given me a place at the Unversity, scholarship and friendships, which I suppose will last till the end of my life. It was improper to limit my knowledge to “monumental” about John Paul II. Knowing his thoughts, works, teaching had to give a way the impression, that exerted on me by other exhibitioners. Indeed, at first I thought that I have come to a sect – embracing for the welcome, joint meetings and prayers. After some time, however, it is thanks to these people I saw the essence of the message of John Paul II to young people, I saw how it is to live by faith every day. And for this opportunity to meet his “living memorial” I will be thankful until the end of my life.