Topic: Notre Dame
I rarely weep for the French.
Notre Dame transcends national barriers, it is the beating heart of France, but much more.
One of the top five Churches of Western Christendom (arguably the top).
For 850 years it has stood and survived, Kings , Queens, Invasion, war, pestilence, fire, reformation, revolution, and the weather...
Distances in France are measured from the great door, it is the heart of Paris, it receives more visitors per year than the Eifel Tower.
I have stood in it many times and gazed in awe and wonder at the Rose window, pondered whether it really was a sliver of the True Cross or the Crown of Thorns. Admired in true awe the flying buttresses from a baton Rouge on the Seine, walked the hallowed black and white tiles of the Knave. I could go on...….
Not even the destruction of Palmyra has touched me as this has, REAL HISTORY.
To have much knowledge , but no power.