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Oh Say Can You See?

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: April 20, 2019

The cross still stands amid Notre Dame's ruins…

In the "City of Lights" as the sun was setting darkness dominated the familiar skyline as Our Lady silently suffered. That iconic Cathedral burned. Her historic spire fell. A glorious church was charred by smoke and defaced by flames. The faithful wept. But not they alone. The world grieved for what was lost. O sacred place now wounded, we mourn in the shadows of your twin towers. But we are not despairing. The message of this Holy Week inspires hope. That which has fallen will rise again. Death is dominated by life. Ruin is replaced by rejoicing. Good Friday gives way to Resurrection Sunday. O say can you see by the dawn's early light the symbol of our Easter faith? The cross still stands unscathed! And Notre Dame remains secure. We celebrate this artistic masterpiece that continues to lift our heads and focus our gaze heavenward even as we worship the Creator to which the Cathedral points. God be praised!

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: April 20, 2019

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