Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10

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

There is, to be sure, a certain wisdom

which we express among the spiritually mature.

It is not a wisdom of this age, however,

nor of the rulers of this age, who are headed for destruction.

No, what we utter is God’s wisdom: a mysterious, hidden wisdom.

God planned it before all ages for our glory.

None of the rulers of this age knew the mystery;

if they had known it,

they would never have crucified the Glorious One.

Of this wisdom it is written,

“Eye has not seen, ear has not heard,

nor has it so much as dawned on anyone

what God has prepared for those who love God.”

Yet God has revealed this wisdom to us through the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit searches out all things,

even the deep things of God.

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