Scripture: Galatians 6:14-18

Reading:

Brothers and sisters:
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   through which the world has been crucified to me,
   and I to the world.
For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision,
   but only a new creation.
Peace and mercy be to all who follow this rule
   and to the Israel of God.

From now on, let no one make troubles for me;
   for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit,
   brothers and sisters. Amen.