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The Notre Dame Fire: A Lesson in Impermanence

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The Notre Dame Fire: A Lesson in Impermanence

On the evening of April 15th, 2019 the world looked on helplessly as one of the planet’s most historically significant buildings went up in flames. There was an audible gasp from the crowd as the spire of Notre Dame collapsed into the street below. Like every other day of the year, 30,000 people had come to see this globally recognized symbol of France and Christianity, but no one knew the fate that was about to occur. Fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured. Much of the building survived, as did many of the relics and treasures kept inside. However,...

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