A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans Romans 13:8-10
Brothers and sisters: Try not to owe anything to anyone. The only thing that you will always owe is love. If you love people, you have followed the law. All the commandments: You must not do the sin of adultery, you must not kill, you must not steal, you must not want the things that belong to other people, and other laws altogether – the Ten Commandments – are really the same as one law: “You must love other people the same s you love yourself.” Love cannot hurt your neighbor. This means that, if you love people, you are following the Ten Commandments.
The word of the Lord