“Notre Dame is our history, it’s our literature, it’s our imagery. It’s the place where we live our greatest moments, from wars to pandemics to liberations… I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny.”
“This history is ours. It is burning. I say to you very solemnly tonight, this cathedral, we will rebuild it.”
French President Emmanuel Macron
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As I watch the flames rip through the roof of the spire of the Cathedral of Notre Dame last evening, I shook my head at history going up in smoke. It was ugly and grotesque.
Paris does not mourn alone. The world stands with her at the dawn of this heartbreak, but this is not the time to be distracted for God is never limited to a building.