Just curious about the verses that are left out of today’s second reading at Mass.
The reading was: Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11.
The text of Colossians 3 from the USCCB website:
Colossians, chapter 3
Mystical Death and Resurrection.
1If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
2Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.
Renunciation of Vice.
5Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry.
6Because of these the wrath of God is coming [upon the disobedient].
7By these you too once conducted yourselves, when you lived in that way.
8But now you must put them all away: anger, fury, malice, slander, and obscene language out of your mouths.
9Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices
10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed, for knowledge, in the image of its creator.
So, just curious, why were verse 6-8 left out? Were they too repetitive? Are they not in all the ancient manuscripts? Would they make the reading too long?
Anyone with insight into this - - I am not really that knowledgeable about the lectionary.