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Second Reading for the Feast of the Holy Family Year B

Colossians 3:12-21 or Colossians 3:12-17

Summary: As God's chosen, embody compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Forgive as you are forgiven. Love unites all virtues. Let Christ's peace and message fill your hearts, and do all things in His name with gratitude. Families should follow respectful and loving roles, ensuring harmony and encouragement.

Christian Virtues and Family Life

Brothers and sisters:

Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body.

And be thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

[Wives, be subordinate to your husbands, as is proper in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and avoid any bitterness toward them.

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.

Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they may not become discouraged. ]

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