God is the creator of the whole world, and so all of it is His. For a time, he set up a unique place to meet with him, the temple in Jerusalem, but through Christ, He has brought His presence to the whole earth. If we would like to ascend into His holy presence and receive Him through the eucharist, we must recognize our own sinfulness and purify ourselves through penance.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein; for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of his salvation.
Christ is risen from the dead,
By death trampling down on death,
And to those in the tomb,
He has granted life!