Over the weekend, the Vatican Canonized two former Popes and made them Saints. One was Pope John XXIII and the other Pope John Paul II. Both were popular and were easy decisions to receive the title. I guess you could say that they are now part of the official Roman Catholic Hall of Fame.
Funny thing about becoming a Saint. You have to have performed at least two (2) miracles that can be proven as such. No card tricks or sawing people in half. Just plain everyday miracles. Not sure what our Pope friends did in the way of “miracles” but I do know that when Wayne Gretzky goes the way of the Dodo bird, surely he could be Canonized and become the Patron Saint of Hockey Players.
Here’s a list of his miracles:
1. All the records he possesses. 61 in total. Many will never be broken. Ever.
2. He single handedly brought hockey to areas that would never have had hockey without him. Including Southern California and the Arizona desert. It thrives there because of him.
3. He married one of the most beautiful girls in Hollywood in the late 80’s, Janet Jones. She was way above his level. How else but a miracle could a geeky kid from Brantford get withe that.
4. He went and played for a Saint late in his career. The St. Louis Blues. I guess they prove the power of prayer exists. The Leafs couldn’t even bring him in.
And there you have it. 4 undisputed miracles that should speed up the Sainthood of The Great One. The other Saints only had to have 2! Gretzky’s a shoe in. Now does anyone have the ear of Pope Francis?
Have you got any other miracles that the Great One should be recognized for? Let me know.