A Reading from the Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1)
We know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus
will raise us also with Jesus and place us with you
in his presence. Everything indeed is for you,
so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people may cause the thanksgiving to overflow
to the glory of God.
Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather,
although our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this momentary light affliction is producing
in us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
as we look not to what is seen but what is unseen;
for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent,
should be destroyed, we have a building from God,
a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven.
The Word of the Lord.
A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians (5:1, 6-10)