2nd Sunday of Lent: 2nd Reading

2 Timothy 1:8b-10

Bear your share of hardship for the gospel
   with the strength that comes from God.

He saved us and called us to a holy life,
   not according to our works
   but according to his own design
   and the grace bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before time began,
   but now made manifest
   through the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus,
   who destroyed death and brought life and immortality
   to light through the gospel.