Monday 25 September

Monday of week 25 in Ordinary Time
First reading – Ezra 1:1-6
“Then the heads of families of Judah and of Benjamin, the priests and the Levites, in fact all whose spirit had been roused by God, prepared to go and rebuild the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem”. This is the way the Lord intervenes in our life. The damages of our past, the destructions of our past, God himself takes the initiative to repair it. Then He gives the inspiration to rise to the occasion to rebuild the Temple of the Lord. We are the temple of Christ. When we do sins, we destroy that temple. When we move away from God, we damage the temple of God. But God tries always to bring us back. The Lord prepares all the necessary help to rebuild the temple. We inspired by His spirit must respond to that call. Whatever damages are there, the Lord will find a way to repair that. Let’s reflect: am I prepared to rebuild the temple of God damaged by our sins?