Third Sunday of Easter Year A: 2nd Reading

1 Peter 1:17-21

If you invoke as Father him who judges impartially
   according to each one’s works,
   conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning,
   realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,
   handed on by your ancestors,
   not with perishable things like silver or gold
   but with the precious blood of Christ
   as of a spotless unblemished lamb.

He was known before the foundation of the world
   but revealed in the final time for you,
   who through him believe in God
   who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,
   so that your faith and hope are in God.