1. A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

2. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

3. The LORD hath done great things for us; [whereof] we are glad.

4. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him].





Uma filha espiritual perguntou a Padre Pio: “O Senhor cura tantas pessoas, por que não cura esta sua filha espiritual?” Padre Pio respondeu-lhe em voz baixa: “E não nos oferecemos a Deus?” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina