Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23

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

Are you not aware that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?  If you destroy God’s temple, God will destroy you.  For the temple of God is holy, and you are that temple.  Do not delude yourself if any one of you thinks you are wise in a worldly way, you had better become a fool.  In that way you will really be wise, for the wisdom of this world is absurdity with God.  Scripture says, “God knows how empty are the thoughts of the wise,” and again, “God is not convinced by the arguments of the wise.”  So there is nothing to boast about in anything human, whether it be Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or the present, or the future: all these are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.

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