Many of you will have heard about the fire a couple of days ago at Holy Name Cathedral here in Chicago. It is sad to see any church get damaged and it is doubly so in this case because extensive renovations to the Cathedral were just finished this past November.
Having said that, Michelle was just telling me that she was watching the TV coverage and was a little surprized at how emotional some people were over the fire. “While I understand people need to be grounded in a particular locale, I kept wanting to ask them if they were equally upset about their wounded sisters and brothers wandering in the streets all around them.” A great point.
It has always saddened me that I will offer profound reverence to the Tabernacle and then often proceed to grant scant respect to those “living tabernacles” who receive the Body and Blood of Christ with me at the Eucharist.