Ephesians 4:1-6

A reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:

I, a prisoner for the Lord,
    urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call
        you have received.
    with humility and gentleness, with patience,
    bearing with one another through love,
    striving to persevere the unity of the Spirit
    through the bond of peace: on Body and one Spirit,
    as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
    one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
    one God and Father of all,
    who is over all and through all an in all.


The word of the Lord.
[All respond: Thanks be to God.]