The House of the Lord!

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD.

“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up,” said Jesus, standing in the temple courts.  His hearers thought He meant a big stone building.  His apostles (after His Resurrection) finally realized He’d meant His own body.  In short, the temple, whether people realized it or not, was a huge sign, pointing to Him.  Therefore, in their deepest hearts, all the psalmists who sang the words of today’s psalm had, whether they knew it or not, really been longing for Christ and for His house, His temple, His body, the Church.  Today, that wait is over.  Today, come unto the house of the Lord, the body of Christ, and rejoice at His beauty there, the inheritance of His riches in the saints.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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