All Things New: A World in Change

It is supposed to be a great time of celebration — laying the foundation of the new temple after returning from exile. And many people do rejoice. But not everyone. Some old-timers who remembered (or had heard stories about) the old temple, wept—presumably because the new temple could not match the old one. After a hard time, better times come—and we celebrate. But some of us also mourn what’s been lost. The new normal is a mixture of win and lose, joy and sadness.