Tuesday of week 25 in Ordinary Time
Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs
First reading – Ezra 6:7-8,12,14-20
“The elders of the Jews prospered with their building, inspired by Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished the building in accordance with the order of the God of Israel and the order of Cyrus and of Darius”. The rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem continues to be theme of the reading of today also. The rebuilding of the Temple is inspired by the prophets. It’s also done in accordance with the order of the God and also of the kings. So we can see that there is the inspiration from the prophets and the order of God and king. We must connect the reconstruction of our spiritual life to the inspiration of the Word of God. But not only the Word of God but also the earthly realities. The construction of the Temple involves both divine and human elements. These both elements are blended by the inspiration of the Word of God. Let’s reflect: Do I manage to blend both the divine and human elements in my reconstruction of spiritual life inspired by the Word of Go