Located 80 miles north of Paris, Amiens Cathedral is the tallest and largest cathedral in France. Built in the 13th century, the townspeople decided to build a cathedral that could hold their entire population of 20,000. But, their desire for impressive height and size came at a steep structural price. Today, the large bays have a huge structural problem…lots of cracks which threaten the structural integrity of the entire cathedral.
Could an effort to impress still cause churches to be in danger of collapse today? While the very heart of the cathedral may be in danger of collapse, we know that the true heart of the church is Jesus, and He never fails. However, churches are in danger of collapsing when they lose their heart.