1st Sunday of Advent, Year C: 2nd Reading

1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2

Brothers and sisters:
May the Lord make you increase and abound in love
   for one another and for all,
   just as we have for you,
   so as to strengthen your hearts,
   to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father
   at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones. Amen.

Finally, brothers and sisters,
   we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,
   as you received from us
   how you should conduct yourselves to please God
   —and as you are conducting yourselves—
   you do so even more.
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.