Rebuilding the Temple

The leader of his brethren and the pride of his people was Simon the high priest… who in his life repaired the house, and in his time fortified the temple. – Sirach 50:1

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Overcoming Resistance

A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he repented and went. And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father? – Matthew 21: 28-31

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