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Faith in the Face of Destruction

posted on November 7, 2012

At The Wall Street Journal, E.A. Carmean Jr. reports on the resilience of a sculpture of the Virgin Mary that survived Hurricane Sandy in Breezy Point, New York. “The idea of the holy being imperishable to fire or other forces has deep roots within the Judeo-Christian tradition. In the Book of Exodus, Moses encounters God speaking from the Burning Bush, which although it is on fire, ‘is not consumed,’” writes Carmean. This symbol may provide believers with a reaffirmation of their faith in this hard time, Carmean suggests. 

Read at The Wall Street Journal