Father Raniero Cantalamessa is a Franciscan monk. In 1977, he was sent by the Vatican to be an observer at a conference in Kansas City, USA. At the conference there were 20,000 Catholics and 20,000 other Christians. On the last day of the conference, after someone had spoken about the tragedy of all the divisions in the body of Christ (the church), 40,000 people knelt in repentance. As Father Raniero looked out, he saw the words ‘JESUS IS LORD’ on a big neon sign over the conference venue. He described how, at that moment, he caught a glimpse of what Christian unity was all about – 40,000 people kneeling in repentance under the Lordship of Jesus.