Maggie has a really good point here — a really good spiritual point that Father Gabrial should know. The Lord’s house is not inside four walls and a roof erected and designed by men. The Lord’s house is within us. What Father Gabriel should be more concerned about is the atrocities we’ve, and he, committed within our hearts rather than what happens in a building — which we know later he will.
Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. ~ 1 Corinthians 3:16 – 17 NLT
One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the Kingdom of God come?” Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.” ~ Luke 17:20 – 21 NLT
Great point, Maggie! Hershel would be proud. 😉