Reading 2, Second Corinthians 5:17-21
17 So for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation: the old order is gone and a new being is there to see.
18 It is all God’s work; he reconciled us to himself through Christ and he gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
19 I mean, God was in Christreconciling the world to himself, not holding anyone’s faults against them, but entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
20 So we are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were urging you through us, and in the name of Christ we appeal to you to be reconciled to God.
21 For our sake he made the sinless one a victim for sin, so that in him we might become the uprightness of God.