A teaching from Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, Kedushas Levi, Megillat Eicha.
He has shot into my vitals the shafts of his quiver. I have become a laughingstock (s’khok) to all people… Lamentations 3:13-14
There is a general principle that the pain and destruction of our Temples will one day — when the Holy One of Blessing, in His great mercy and lovingkindness, rebuilds the Temple with even greater glory — be revealed to have all been a mercy from God. For the pain gives birth to joy. This is the meaning of the verse: in that day, we will cease to be a laughingstock and will instead be the source of laughter and joy.