1. And you, when you were dead in your offences, and sins,

2. Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief:

3. In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:

4. But God, (who is rich in mercy,) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us,

5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together in Christ, (by whose grace you are saved,)

6. And hath raised us up together, and hath made us sit together in the heavenly places, through Christ Jesus.

7. That he might shew in the ages to come the abundant riches of his grace, in his bounty towards us in Christ Jesus.

8. For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God;

9. Not of works, that no man may glory.

10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath prepared that we should walk in them.



2. and I will understand in the unspotted way, when thou shalt come to me. I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house.

3. I did not set before my eyes any unjust thing: I hated the workers of iniquities.

4. The perverse heart did not cleave to me: and the malignant, that turned aside from me, I would not know.

5. The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.



13. And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me.

14. But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge, or divider, over you?

15. And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

16. And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.

17. And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

18. And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and will build greater; and into them will I gather all things that are grown to me, and my goods.

19. And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years take thy rest; eat, drink, make good cheer.

20. But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee: and whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?

21. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.





“Nunca vá se deitar sem antes examinar a sua consciência sobre o dia que passou. Enderece todos os seus pensamentos a Deus, consagre-lhe todo o seu ser e também todos os seus irmãos. Ofereça à glória de Deus o repouso que você vai iniciar e não esqueça do seu Anjo da Guarda que está sempre com você.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina

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