How do we attain a sense of wholeness in our fractured and disjointed world? The scriptures today offer some insight…and the answer is really straightforward. We all need to work together. In the Old Testament reading, we see the Israelites moved to tears as they listened to Ezra read about God’s great love for them. A people once in exile were made whole again and they wept as they rejoiced in celebration. 2000 years later, we’re not so different. It is our relationships with one another that make us whole – sticking together through tough times and joining to revel in the good. Like the Israelites, we will find wholeness in community – when we gather together at Mass and listen to the word of God, and when we unite to help others in need. Wholeness is God’s plan for us. We are not complete without one another.