1. God presides in the divine council; he gives judgment among the gods:

2. "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?

3. Give justice to the weak and the orphan; defend the poor and the oppressed.

4. Rescue the helpless and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

5. Without knowledge and understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the earth's foundations are shaken.

6. "You are gods," I said, "you are all sons of the Most High."

7. But now you will die like the others; you will all fall like any mortal.

8. Rise, O God, judge the earth, you who guide all the nations.

“O Senhor nos dá tantas graças e nós pensamos que tocamos o céu com um dedo. Não sabemos, no entanto, que para crescer precisamos de pão duro, das cruzes, das humilhações, das provações e das contradições.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina