IV.  Liturgy of the Word

  B. Second Reading:   (Select one reading only)      Often chosen. 

New Testament

            Romans 5:5-11 
                  Since we are now justified by His Blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath.  

       Romans 5:17-21
           Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more. 

     Romans 6:3-9  (Long Form) or Romans 6:3-9 (Short Form)
           We too might live in newness of life.

  †   Romans 8:14-23
           We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

     Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39
           What will separate us from the love of Christ?

  †   Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12
           Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

        1 Corinthians 15:20-28 (Long Form) or 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 (Short Form)
            So too in Christ shall all be brought to life.

      1 Corinthians 15:51-57
            Death is swallowed up in victory.

   †   2 Corinthians 4:14 – 5:1
            What is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.

     2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10
            We have a building from God,  eternal in heaven.

         Philippians 3:20-21
             He will change our lowly bodies to conform to his glory.

   †   1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
            Thus we shall always be with the Lord.

        2 Timothy 2:8-13
             If we have died with him we shall also live with him.

   †   1 John 3:1-2
            We shall see him as he is.

   †   1 John 3:14-16
            We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.