Florence, Italy is a city with incredible history. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, it has long been a center of philosophy, culture, and art. Whether one visits the world renowned Uffizi Gallery or simply walks through the aesthetically pleasing city center, the city’s passion for art is unmistakable.
Of the many forms of art, the mosaic (“mosaico” in Italian) is a powerful illustration of the Church. Every piece of a mosaic is different, yet when together reveals one, beautiful picture. The Church, in the same way, is made up of very different people and though each person has a special, distinct identity, the larger picture is far more beautiful. We as a church desire to experience and display the unifying power of the Gospel as the body of Christ in our very diverse city.
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:19-20