In yesterday’s gospel, Jesus is preparing his people for his final “revelation,” which Scripture presents as the Marriage of the Lamb. Two lines stood out for me: “people were speaking about how the temple was adorned” and “mighty signs will come from the sky.”; In the book of Revelation, the temple (the New Jerusalem) is adorned “like a bride for her husband” (see Rev 21:2). And when the temple was opened, “a great and wondrous sign appeared in the sky: a woman clothed with the sun.”; She’s the Bride. She’s pregnant. And the dragon wants to devour her child (see Rev 11:19-12:4). The devil hates the Bride. He always attacks right here: to turn the womb (a place of life) into a tomb (a place of death). But the Bridegroom’s redemptive love breaks through right here to turn the tomb (a place of death) back into a womb (a place of life). This is the Gospel of the Body. And when Christ’s final revelation comes, all the ends of the earth shall see the glory of God revealed through “the woman.”; Nations shall stream toward her singing “O Lord, I love the house where you dwell, the place where your glory abides” (Ps 26:8).