“Through the suffering of Christ,” said Luther, “the suffering of all his saints has become utterly holy, for it has been touched with Christ’s suffering.”
What is the difference between a materialist who believes dark matter exists and a theist who believes spirit exists?
“Detachment from riches is necessary for entering the Kingdom of heaven. ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit.’” (CCC 2556)
While the Calf was condemned as gross idolatry, the Ark was a permitted non-idolatrous religious image, sanctioned by God, complete with explicit instructions.