5th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2nd Reading

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

When I came to you, brothers and sisters,
   proclaiming the mystery of God,
   I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you
   except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling,
   and my message and my proclamation
   were not with persuasive words of wisdom,
   but with a demonstration of Spirit and power,
   so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom
   but on the power of God.