Windows On WTC
This church window from the Sint Jan cathedral in Den Bosch, a city in the south of the Netherlands, was commissioned by pastor Geert Jan van Rossem of artist Marc Mulders to show "the spirit of the time," which isn't all rosy and bright.
Look at the bottom left panel -- there's one of the 757s a split-second away from a WTC tower. It's there specifically because Mulders wanted to show suffering here on the mortal plane can be hellish, indeed.
How perfectly right for a church to have a window like this, which captures moments from today to reinforce the ancient truths in a style more familiar to the people than headshots of ancient prophets and images of white Jesus with lambs and kids.
The Reuters report said a small crowd of onlookers cheered after the window was blessed. That's what we expect of European churches (outside of Rome) -- small crowds.
One wonders if there would be a bit less Hell on earth if there was a bit more God in Western culture.