The cathedral was pretty amazing. Hard to believe that it was built in the 11th century! As soon as we walked in I could just feel the awesomeness of the history in that place. Walking around I was awe struck by the Christian traditions, but the more I thought about it, the more I began to realize how ridiculous it all really was.
The massive crowds of people instantly became reverent as they entered the cathedral. Im not disrespecting that, I was also speechless, but is that what God really wants? Reverence to a building and place? Is that cathedral really the Holy ground that everyone seemed to think it was? I began to feel like I was walking in the shoes of St. Francis of Assisi or Martin Luther.
One of my mottos is: Don't go to church. Be the church.
So was the cathedral awesome? Heck yes it was! Is it any different from any other man made building? No, not really.
We (believers who make up the body of Christ) are the Church.
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outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg, France