FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT — Year C

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

A reading from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians.

If you are in Christ, you are a new creation.  The old order has passed away; now all is new!  All this has been done by God.  We have been reconciled to God through Christ, and we have been given the ministry of reconciliation.  I mean that God, in Christ, was reconciling the word to God’s own self, not counting our own transgressions, and that God has entrusted the message of reconciliation to us.  We implore you, in Christ’s name: be reconciled to God!  For our sakes God made Jesus who did not know sin to be sin, so that in Christ we might become the very holiness of God.

The Word of God recorded in the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians.