Sometimes the smallest thing can leave the greatest impression.
The first time I visited Capernaum I was expecting another decorated church and noisy tourist shop. When I arrived I was immediately immersed in quiet countryside. The 2,000 year old synagogue was bare bones and the beautiful pillars still stood.
Placed by the blue Sea of Galilee the structure whispered of centuries of sincere worship. If in fact this was the very place that Jesus preached he chose well. The hills back from the Sea were green and unfenced. Gentle and rolling they rested in the peace of the place.
Its easier for me to imagine how things may have been when I am not being bumped into and shouted at to buy something. Here at Capernaum (which means village of comfort) I did find comfort and solace for a brief time.