Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B Second Reading


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20

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

Food is for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will do away with them both in the end.  But the body is not for immorality; it is for God, and God is for the body.  God, who raised Jesus from the dead, will raise us also by the same power.

Do you not see that your bodies are members of Christ?  Would you have me take Christ’s members and make them the members of a prostitute? God forbid!  Whoever is joined to Christ becomes one spirit with Christ.

Shun lewd conduct.  Every other sin a person commits is outside that person’s body, but sexual sins are sins against one’s own body.  You must know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is within you – the Spirit you have received from God.  You are not your own.  You have been bought with a price.  So glorify God in your body.

The Word of God recorded in the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians

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