I find it powerfully striking that the Jerusalem temple was built on a mount. Especially in light of Jesus’ commission to us in Mark 5:14
The implication here is that God’s meeting place was a light to the world. His word incarnated and living in us has the same expectations as the ancient temple. It is the source of God’s divine word into our world. And it can not be hidden. We are charged with the same mission as were the prophets and the priests.
As we gather in towns across the world, the Body of Christ is the new Temple. We are a city within a city.