What is a mosaic?
Definition: A picture or pattern created by an arrangement of colored pieces of glass, stone or tiles. Mosaics were a favorite art form in Byzantine churches from the 5th Century onward. Some striking examples can be seen on walls and ceilings in churches in Italy. They depict biblical events and scenes from the life of Christ.
The Church — the family of God — is itself a mosaic. It is made up of broken pieces, fitted together into a portrait that shows the world what God is like. This divine work of art is composed of people of every nationality, race and background. The glue that holds these diverse pieces together is the love that radiates from the heart of God into the lives of those who admit their need of Him.
Each piece in this mosaic contributes something important to the complex design. Sometimes we feel our part is too small to count for much. The jagged edges of our imperfections seem to hold no beauty. But we dare not discount the skill of the Artist.
When His work is complete, the world will see only one thing; the perfect image of Jesus, revealed through the people who love Him and love each other.