3rd Sunday of Lent: 2nd Reading

Romans 5:1-2, 5-8

Brothers and sisters:
Since we have been justified by faith,
   we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
   through whom we have gained access by faith
   to this grace in which we stand,
   and we boast in hope of the glory of God.

And hope does not disappoint,
   because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
   through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For Christ, while we were still helpless,
   died at the appointed time for the ungodly.
Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person,
   though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die.
But God proves his love for us
   in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.