FIRST READING: Exodus 34: 4 - 6, 8 - 9
4 So Moses cut two slabs of stone like the first. Then he rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai as Yahweh had commanded, taking in his hands the two slabs of stone.
5 And Yahweh came down in a cloud and stood there with him, and Moses called on the name of Yahweh.
6 Then Yahweh passed in front of him and cried out, "Yahweh, Yahweh is a God full of pity and mercy, slow to anger and abounding in truth and loving-kindness."
8 Moses hastened to bow down to the ground and worshiped.
9 He then said, "If you really look kindly on me, my Lord, please come and walk in our midst and even though we are a stiff-necked people, pardon our wickedness and our sin and make us yours."
PSALM: Daniel 3: 52 - 55
52 Blessed are you, Lord, God of our fathers, be praised and exalted for ever.
Blessed is your holy and glorious name, celebrated and exalted for ever.
53 Blessed are you in the temple of your sacred glory, your praises are sung for ever.
54 Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom, honored and glorified for ever.
55 Blessed are you who fathom the depths, who are enthroned on the cherubim, praised and exalted for ever.
SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 13: 11 - 13
11 Finally, brothers and sisters, be happy, strive to be perfect, have courage, be of one mind and live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.
13 The grace of Christ Jesus the Lord, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
GOSPEL: John 3: 16 - 18
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life.
17 God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world; instead, through him the world is to be saved.
18 Whoever believes in him will not be condemned. He who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God.