Fifth Sunday of Easter Year A: 2nd Reading

1 Peter 2:4-9

Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings
   but chosen and precious in the sight of God,
   and, like living stones,
   let yourselves be built into a spiritual house
   to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices
   acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For it says in Scripture:
   Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion,
   a cornerstone, chosen and precious,
   and whoever believes in it shall not be put to shame.
Therefore, its value is for you who have faith, but for those without faith:
   The stone that the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone,
   A stone that will make people stumble,
   and a rock that will make them fall.
They stumble by disobeying the word, as is their destiny.

You are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
   a holy nation, a people of his own,
   so that you may announce the praises” of him
   who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.