Nortre Dame Cathedral

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 18, 2019

         YOU COULDN’T HAVE MISSED THE PICTURE. IT WAS POWERFUL AND ICONIC. IT MADE THE FRONT PAGE OF MANY NEWSPAPERS AND WEBSITES. IN THE TRAGIC BURNING OF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS, THERE IT WAS, RISING ABOVE THE ASHES, SEEMING TO EMIT A LIGHT OF ITS OWN.

         IT WAS A CROSS AND ITS BEAUTY REMINDS US THAT AS WE APPROACH GOOD FRIDAY, IT IS THE CROSS AND NOTHING ELSE THAT HAS PROVIDED THE PERFECT SACRIFICE – THE LAMB OF GOD – FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD. THAT IS, FOR THOSE WHO ACCEPT THE SACRIFICE THAT JESUS MADE. HE DID THE WORK, ALL WE MUST DO IS RECEIVE THE GIFT AND REPENT OF OUR SINS.

         NOTRE DAME WAS AND MAY BE AGAIN A BEAUTIFUL 900 YEAR-OLD EDIFICE. MANY CATHEDRALS WERE CONSTRUCTED AS A WAY TO HONOR GOD, BUT MANY ARE NOW WHITE WASHED TOMBS, AS JESUS CALLED THEM, BECAUSE THEY HAVE LEFT THEIR FIRST LOVE.

         THERE MAY BE NO MORE FAMOUS A CATHEDRAL THAN NOTRE DAME. I HOPE IT IS REBUILT, BUT IN THE END, IT IS ONLY MATTER. JESUS MATTERS MOST AND HE REBUILDS SINFUL LIVES. HIS CROSS, DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION ARE THE ONLY HOPE OF HUMANKIND. I’M CAL THOMAS.