‘…the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah stired up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia… The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem.’
Prophet Ezra gives us an important thought. The joy of starting things anew! We return to God every day, and have to have the experience that it is such a gift to build his Temple - every day. Building our things and issues anew, refocus ourselves, is a toilig work…yet, the renewal it brings, is such a joy!
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..