EPISTLE READING Romans 12:1–11
1I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to
present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to
God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this
world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by
testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and
acceptable and perfect.
3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to
think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think
with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that
God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and
the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though
many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of
another. 6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,
let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in
our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who
exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity;
the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with
9Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
10Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in
showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,
serve the Lord.
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.