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Second Reading for the Pentecost Year A

1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13

Summary: Only by the Holy Spirit can one say, "Jesus is Lord." Despite various gifts, ways of service, and workings, they all originate from one Spirit, serving the common good and uniting us as one body in Christ.

Unity in the Spirit's Diversity

Brothers and sisters: No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.

As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.

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