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The Readings for December 11, 2011 - Advent 3 (Year B)
The second reading - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24:
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.
Don't put out the Holy Spirit's fire. Don't treat prophecies as if they amount to nothing. Put everything to the test. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil.
God is the God who gives peace. May he make you holy through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept free from blame. May you be without blame from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes. The One who has chosen you is faithful. He will do all these things.
Summary of Discussion
- (1:30) Today's reading was from the New International Reader's Version.
- (1:35) It is a version intended for early readers. [I offer a brief insight on this version].
- (2:10) A Roman Catholic archbishop in Ireland has urged lapsed Catholics to get serious or leave the church.