July 1, 2012, First Reading

The Book of Wisdom  1: 13-15, 2: 23-24

1:13 because God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the loss of the living.
1:14 For he created all things that they might exist, and he made the nations of the world curable, and there is no medicine of extermination in them, nor a kingdom of hell upon the earth.
1:15 For justice is perpetual and immortal.

Wisdom 2

2:23 For God created man to be immortal, and he made him in the image of his own likeness.
2:24 But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world,


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