Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

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

But as we have the same spirit of faith that is mentioned in Scripture —
“I believed and therefore I spoke” — we too believe and therefore we too speak, knowing that God who raised Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and place both us and you in Christ’s presence. You see, all
this is for your benefit, so that the more grace is multiplied among people, the more thanksgiving there will be, to the glory of God.

That is why we do not lose heart. And though this physical self of ours may be falling into decay, the inner self is renewed day by day. These light and momentary troubles train us to carry the weight of an eternal glory which will make these troubles insignificant by comparison. And we
have no eyes for things that are visible, but only for things that are invisible; visible things last only for a time, the invisible are eternal.

For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up, there is waiting for us a house built by God, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens.

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

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