Notre Dame Cathedral… over 700 years old.
(just let that sink in for a minute)
700 Years is a long time… a very long time.
In North America, a significantly “old” historic landmark is more likely to be in the 2-300 year range and the thing is, in France… monuments dating back to the 11th & 12th centuries are – if not “a dime a dozen”– quite common.
If you consider the practice of religion to be, in the broadest sense of the term, a relationship with God, then France has had one for a very long time.
Like with any relationship, there are high points and low points, times of intimacy and times of distance… and one hopes that the latter are fewer and further between than the former.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that France is currently experiencing a low point in their relationship with God, as are many western societies, as they wrestle with various challenges.
One cannot talk about societies without talking about individuals, for it is they who make up the society as a whole. It is for this reason that we find ourselves in France… looking for those individuals who are wanting to renew what can be qualified at best as a nominal relationship with a God who has always desired intimacy.
France definitely has a spiritual history and
we’re here to help shape the spiritual future…
one small step at a time.
You are called to do the same thing there where you are.
…to help shape someone’s spiritual future,
for in doing so, you shape a society.
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