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Second Reading for the Pentecost Year B

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

There are two options for the second reading.

Summary: No one can say "Jesus is Lord" without the Holy Spirit. Diverse spiritual gifts, services, and functions come from one Spirit, uniting us as Christ's body, transcending all divisions.

Unity Through the Spirit's Gifts

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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