The Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome preserves the memory of the burial place of the Apostle. Several depictions of this sword-wielding, parchment-packing giant of the New Testament are found in the yards, facades, ceilings, and floors of this site.
I found the intensity of the gaze captured here to be astounding. How do you do that in marble?
As an aside, I also enjoyed James Faulkner’s dynamic presentation in Paul, An Apostle of Christ on the flight home. Have you seen it yet? What did you think? The film’s interpretation of Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” is moving.
This morning I muse over these artistic presentations and set both beside Paul’s own words found in Galatians 1:13-24. See them here.