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First Reading for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Wisdom 11:22-12:2

Summary: God, who loves all creation, has mercy on everyone and corrects sinners gradually so they may repent and believe. Everything exists and is preserved by his will.

God's Mercy and Patience

Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth. But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things; and you overlook people’s sins that they may repent.

For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned. And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it; or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?

But you spare all things, because they are yours, O LORD and lover of souls, for your imperishable spirit is in all things!

Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little, warn them and remind them of the sins they are committing, that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in you, O LORD!

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