One of the most frustrating peices of information we are asked to assimilate is the idea that the temple of God is built by God alone. We cannot concieve the idea that God is having a 'solo' party in which he calls the guests, he dresses them up and he conductst the banquet ceremony. In the old testament the people were asked to contribute to the building of the tabernacle temple, but in the new testament, God doeses all the work.
It had to be this way because God had to be sure that this house would stand the span of eternity. It would have to widstand all trouble. So God had to be the author of every tiny meticulous aspect of the new spiritual temple. Mans' contribution is not necesary at this time. When the people asked Jesus a very poingnant question, what shall WE do to do the works of God and Jesus said to them, this is the works of God: To beleive in whom God has sent.
This was fine up to then, but later he added that no one can come to God unless the father who sent him draw him. With this statement many if not all drew away. Gods 'solo' party was not the idea they had in mind. And we too sometime want to add or take away from what God is constructing and want to fashion it to fit our own comfort zone. But then would have nothing to fear if we believed God that he is a good God and maybe the only one who is good.
Then we would have trusted and rejoiced with God on what he is building, the new spiritual temple, you and me. May you be blessed. Amen.