God is everywhere and...
cannot contain you,
how much less this temple which I have built!
So says King Solomon in today’s first reading (1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30).
God is omnipresent. God is everywhere.
God is also Other. God is beyond the Universe.
Yet God in His love and mercy also makes Himself truly present in special times and spaces.
In His Revelation.
In the Temple of old.
In the Blessed Sacrament.
God also entered space and time in an infinitely special and unique way through the hypostatic union and the Incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain God.
Yet God in His love and mercy is with us.