There have been many significant infernos in recent years, but few more eye-catching than the sight of France’s most best known edifice and symbol in flames. When the fire broke out in Notre Dame, Linda Entwistle, Tréva Solanki and Linda Clifford Hayes were amongst those who contributed the following thoughts and reminders, beginning with Linda Entwistle.
“In 1793 Notre Dame became a temple dedicated to the cult of Reason. The leaders of the Revolution used it as a warehouse for their wines! Not surprisingly it fell into terrible decline. In 1831 Victor Hugo was involved in a renovation project – but it only went so far . . . Even since then, there have been lots of attempts to renovate the building, but the heart of its original purpose had been stolen from it, even though countless godly people have prayed in it since then. Continue reading