The monastery was silent. An aura of peace calmed my soul. Amidst the silence I perceived beauty
Passing through archaic archway of the monastery, I noticed an icon of Christ with the inscription, “Let the love of Christ be the light of your life that guides you”. I stood in awe. The words resonated within the depths of my soul and my heart stirred for whom I loved most, Christ Jesus. An aura of sanctity and reverence pervaded my very being. The monastery was silent, yet there was profound beauty amidst the silence.
The beauty of Greece experienced in my travels pierced me with profound clarity. This ancient land and its people, despite much suffering, manifests warmth and hospitality forged in adversity, yet balanced by a spirit of hope and fortitude. The character of the nation is reflected in the land and its architecture; faded and worn yet proud, warm and truly beautiful to behold.