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Second Reading for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11

Summary: Focus on what is above, not on earthly things. Put to death sinful behaviors and renew yourself in Christ. Christ is everything and in everyone.

Seek What Is Above

Brothers and sisters:

If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.

Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry.

Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed, for knowledge, in the image of its creator.

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all and in all.

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