Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17

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

I beg you, sisters and brothers, in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, to agree in what you say.
Let there be no factions; rather be united in mind and judgment.
I have been informed, my sisters and brothers, by certain members of Chloe’s household, that you are quarreling among yourselves.
This is what I mean: one of you will say, “I belong to Paul,” another, “I belong to Apollos,” still another, “Cephas has my allegiance,” and the fourth, “I belong to Christ.”
Has Christ, then, been divided into parts? Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Was it in Paul’s name that you were baptized?
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wordy “wisdom,” however, lest the cross of Christ be rendered void of its meaning!

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

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