BE COMPASSIONATE AS THE FATHER IS COMPASSIONATE
Brothers and sisters:
Be kind to one another, compassionate,
forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.
Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,
as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us
as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.
Yes, the LORD has done great things for us
and we were overjoyed.
Find joy in the house of the Lord and give thanks.
I rejoiced because they said to me,
“We will go up to the house of the LORD.”
To it the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD.
According to the decree for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
The Greatest of These is LOVE
I, a prisoner for the Lord,
urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearing with one another through love,
striving to preserve the unity of the spirit
through the bond of peace;
one Body and one Spirit,
as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all.
The Lord loves uprightness and justice;
his faithful love fills the earth.
God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation.
You are no longer strangers and sojourners,
but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones
and members of the household of God,
built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,
with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.
For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and this is not from you; it is the gift of God;
it is not from works, so no one may boast.
Through his suffering, Jesus my servant shall justify many,
and their guilt he shall bear.
The Father put all things beneath Christ’s feet
and gave him as head over all things to the Church,
which is his Body,
the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.