The Most Holy Trinity, Year C: 2nd Reading

Romans 5:1-5

Brothers and sisters:
Therefore, 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.
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions,
   knowing that affliction produces endurance,
   and endurance, proven character,
   and proven character, hope,
   and hope does not disappoint,
   because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
   through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.