Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress.
My initial reaction:
1.) I’m going to wait and see what caused this although I suspect it was arson like the torching of Brazil’s natural history museum.
2.) Just a few days ago, I wrote a lengthy article about the faith and morality of European man and I used Notre Dame Cathedral to illustrate what that was like in the High Middle Ages.
3.) Notre Dame has since become just a pretty building in modern France and that spiritual void is a greater tragedy.
4.) We’ve been through worse like the 1666 Great Fire of London or the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.
5.) Jesus Christ is your savior. Love one another and reflect on the culture and your heritage that once caused our ancestors to build such towering monuments.