While I feel a touch of sadness that he's gone, I also feel strangely content. I feel confident that he led the church well for 26 years and has accomplished a great deal, especially in his work for world peace. I have little doubt that he died full of grace and I pray with confidence that God may forgive whatever faults he did have.
I wanted to start a new thread since the other was anticipation and speculation. As a Catholic, his death means something different to me than it does to many of the other people here, so I understand if what I've said is confusing or even disagreeable to some.