Sunday, February 16, 2014

The "Heart of Christianity"

After leaving Tenwek Kenya, we spent 3 days in Rome, Italy.  The first day we got a "Hop On/Hop Off" bus to get an overview of the Eternal City.  As we rounded the corner we saw St. Peter's Basilica and heard on the audio narration that "Here is the Heart of Christianity".  That announcement stayed with us and became a challenge as we viewed the wonderful art of this ancient city.

The last day, we visited a smaller church, “Santa Maria della Vittoria" and saw the Bernini sculpture "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Avila".   The visions and embodiment of God's love in that sculpture is for me a better description of the "Heart of Christianity".  It is the passion that we saw and felt in Kenya!   It is that Love that we have received as an unmerited gift that makes all the difference.



Hage, M. L. (2011). The Mystery of Healing. Retrieved from

1 comment:

  1. That's exactly the sort of thing I would have blogged about! Is it a good thing that we think alike (on some things)?