John 14:1-6 

In his Last Supper farewell to his disciples, Jesus assures them that he goes “to prepare a place” for them in the Father’s “house.” As Christians, we live in the eternal hope of one day living in God’s dwelling place – but that “place” of hope and compassion and peace exists in the present, in the places we create where the poor and sick are cared for, the fallen are lifted up, and lost and rejected are sought after and returned. This is the place, this is the Church.