Welcome to another little liturgy. Today there is a little relief from Lent as it is Laetare Sunday and also Mother's Day. I hope all the mothers out there have a peaceful day.
The priests and people of God did not listen to his word and laughed at his prophets. Their enemies destroyed the temple and took them in exile to Babylon. After many years, king Cyrus of Persia was encouraged by God to have the temple rebuilt.
O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not!
St Paul tells us that God loves us so much that, even though we are sinners, we are brought to life in Christ.
Jesus says that God loved the world so much that he gave his only son to bring light into the world. When we do wrong we are still living in darkness but if we live by the truth we live in the light.