The language of the prayer book acknowledges the pain and sadness of death. “Out of the deep have I cried unto thee. O Lord, hear my voice.”
Resurrection Letters by Andrew Peterson seeks to draw the listener into the events at the heart of the Christian faith.
The disaster of Notre Dame is not likely to revive Christian belief, but the long process of rebuilding may also rekindle anew an appreciation, if not for religion, then for the idea of faith and the possibility of the transcendent.