25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2nd Reading

Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a

Brothers and sisters:
Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.
If I go on living in the flesh,
   that means fruitful labor for me.
And I do not know which I shall choose.
I am caught between the two.
I long to depart this life and be with Christ,
   for that is far better.
Yet that I remain in the flesh
   is more necessary for your benefit.

Only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ.