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Second Reading for the 4th Sunday of Easter Year A – Good Shepherd Sunday

1 Peter 2:20b-25

Summary: Be patient in suffering for doing good. Follow Christ's example of suffering without sin or deceit. By his wounds, you are healed and have returned to the shepherd of your souls.

Christ's Example of Suffering

Beloved: If you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good, this is a grace before God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.

When he was insulted, he returned no insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten; instead, he handed himself over to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

For you had gone astray like sheep, but you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

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