FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT — Year C

Second Reading: Romans 10:8-13

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans.

What does Scripture say? “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart.”  This is the Word of faith.  For if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Savior, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.  Faith in the heart leads to justification, confession on the lips to salvation.  Scripture says, “No one who believes in the One Who is to Come will be put to shame.”  Here there is no difference between Jew and Greek; all have the same Creator, rich in
mercy toward those who call.  “Everyone who calls on the name of the Most High will be saved.”

The Word of God recorded in the letter of Paul to the Romans.