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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 18, 2018

 

First Reading:   Genesis 9:8-17

Today’s reading is the conclusion to the flood story. Because of human sin, the Lord destroys the earth by flood, saving only Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark. Yet divine destruction gives way to divine commitment. As in the first creation, God blesses humanity and establishes a covenant with all creatures.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22

As God acted through Christ’s suffering and death to bring us to God so God acts through baptism to save us from a sinful existence. This spiritual cleansing marks our new life in Christ.

Gospel:   Mark 1:9-15

The Spirit that comes upon Jesus at his baptism sustains him when he is tested by Satan so that he might proclaim the good news of God’s reign.