Subscribe to remove ads.

Second Reading for the Pentecost Year B

Galatians 5:16-25

There are two options for the second reading.

Summary: Live guided by the Spirit, not the flesh's desires which oppose the Spirit. The flesh's acts are clear, but the Spirit's fruit brings virtues like love and self-control. In Christ, we overcome fleshly desires, walking in the Spirit's harmony.

Living by the Spirit

Brothers and sisters, live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.

For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you want. But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, lust, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.

I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Against such there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.

See more resources for the Pentecost Year B

Young Catholics