“Return from Exile”

“Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Jerusalem.
Shout with gladness, daughter of Sion.” (Zechariah 9:9)

These words of the prophet Zechariah echo in us all. They are from the first reading we will hear, when we are able to return to the public celebration of Mass next weekend. In it, the prophet is describing the time of the return of the Jewish people back to Jerusalem following many years spent in exile, in Babylon. With this return from exile the people were able to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. They had the possibility once more of worshipping God in that holy place.

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