12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: 2nd Reading

2 Corinthians 5:14-17

Brothers and sisters:
   The love of Christ impels us,
   once we have come to the conviction that one died for all;
   therefore, all have died.
He indeed died for all,
   so that those who live might no longer live for themselves
   but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh;
   even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh,
   yet now we know him so no longer.
So whoever is in Christ is a new creation:
   the old things have passed away;
   behold, new things have come.