Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we
once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away;
behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us
to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was
reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and
entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for
Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be
reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in
him we might become the righteousness of God.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.