Sunday, October 30
Out of the ashes...
The Germans have taken ten years and millions of dollars to completely rebuild this:
I have to say, it's very impressive. The Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was just rededicated (after its complete reconstruction) this Sunday in the eastern German city of Dresden. The original was built between 1726-1743, has been under reconstruction since 1993 after being destroyed in February 1945 in an allied bombing raid.
The church is Protestant, despite its name.
Given that the spiritual destruction of Germany is largely a result of the repercussions of Nazism, perhaps this physical recovery of what seemed impossibly lost may serve as an icon for the spiritual wealth of Germany which also seems nearly impossibly lost.