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Second Reading for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Summary: Our validation doesn't come from external approvals but from you, our spiritual family, whose transformed lives are Christ's work through us, written by the Spirit. Our competence is God-given, celebrating the freedom and life found in the Spirit's service over the law's limitations.

Living Letters of Christ

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you?

You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by all, shown to be a letter of Christ administered by us, written not in ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.

Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that of ourselves we are qualified to take credit for anything as coming from us; rather, our qualification comes from God, who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter brings death, but the Spirit gives life.

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