READING (1 Corinthians 3.1-9)
Brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations?
For when one says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labour of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM (Psalm 33)
R. Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage. The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all human beings. R.
From where he sits enthroned he watches all the inhabitants of the earth — he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds. R.
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield. Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. R.