Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Ephesians.

There was a time when you were darkness,
but now you are light in our Savior.
Well, then, live as children of light.
Light produces every kind of goodness and justice and truth.
Be correct in your judgment of what pleases our Savior.
Take no part in vain deeds done in darkness; rather, condemn them.

It is shameful even to mention the things these people do in secret;
but when such deeds are condemned,
they are seen in the light of day,
and all that then appears is light.

That is why we read,
“Awake, O sleeper, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

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

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