Saturday, March 22, 2008

Resurrections

This is the Louisville Unitarian Church. It's right downtown, next to the public library. They had a fire in the early 1990's, and have come back from the ashes in a creative, vital way. The Steeple that was replaced only by a steel structure gives a hint. The building manager postponed his Sunday dinner long enough to show a couple of tourists around. Throughout the building they took what was left to them (the stone structure) and re-built for their needs...a lovely back garden, a more intimate sanctuary, a gathering space. It was a very inspiring sight on Palm Sunday, a reminder that resurrections come in many forms.

1 comment:

Shelby Meyerhoff said...

This reminds me of the reconstruction of what is now First Church, in Boston. They suffered a fire (maybe 20 years ago?) and then rebuilt, leave some of the original stone edifice still exposed. It's hard to describe but very striking in person.