Ezekiel’s audience is an exiled people longing for their homeland. Their pain is all the more poignant, for even if they could go back, there would be nothing but a barren waste where once the glorious Temple stood.
Yet visions bring hope. After lifting the aspirations of the people through the vision of the new temple and its design, Ezekiel becomes an architect of time, measuring the year once again according to sacred festivals and how the people are to observe them.
What can you do to preserve that precious sense that all space and time in which you live can be sacred? Habits and rituals for personal prayer and worship are very important. They create boundaries of time and space that give life a deepening sense that God’s eternity is entering into our time.
Longing to dwell within You
The space around me: sacred
Holiness of here and now
Peace flowing from within me 45:9
This is the Sixth Week in Easter, Year C.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. During the Easter Season, we read the prophet Ezekiel.
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