Some of the followers were talking about the temple. They said, “This is a beautiful temple, built with the best stones. Look at the many good gifts that have been offered to God!” But Jesus said, “The time will come when all that you see here will be destroyed. Every stone of these buildings will be thrown down to the ground. Not one stone will be left on another!”
Think of the “temple” as the religious mindset.
Every day the religious mindset is coursing through this world in one form or another. We have worked hard to make the religious mindset attractive, and we built it using the best we had – the best buildings, the best programs, and the best budgets. Within this religious mindset and system, we have followed the rules, regulations and doctrines for relating to God. And the wheels on the bus go round and round.
But Jesus speaks of a time when the religious mindset is dismantled and discarded stone by stone. In its place, we turn to the the life-giving Spirit rising up from within us, and a new reality is born. It is what Jesus taught… what he lived for… what he died for. That vision of Jesus is alive in each of us if we will turn our heart toward it.