There was a story on the news a while back about some guy taking a baseball bat to Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in downtown Spokane, WA. The perpetrator singled out a 100-year-old Italian bas-relief carving of the Last Supper, making the historic work of marble his personal piñata. After shaking my head, and wondering just what is wrong with people, I told my wife, “I should go down there and see if I can help fix the damage.”
I had the best intentions, but I never could find the time to go check it out. It wasn’t until about a week later that my father came out to the shop saying, “I went out to that vandalized church to help them out.” He had beaten me to it. Although the church offered to pay for the simple restoration, my dad told them not to bother because it ended up being minor damage that was easy to repair.