Monday, March 2, 2015
"Destroy this temple and in three days I will rebuild it," says Jesus to those who criticize his cleansing of the temple. John adds, "He was speaking about the temple of his body (2: 19, 21)."
The Jewish temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. By the time John's Gospel was written, Jews were trying to find a way to get along without that most important part of their religion. John and the mostly Jewish Christians for whom he was writing saw the Risen Body of Jesus as their new Temple.
We live in the Risen Christ and worship in him and with him.