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23rd Sun A
Sunday 10th September 2017


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The Gospel Paraphrased

There are many fine translations of the Gospels readily available.  This paraphrase is not meant to replace them.  Rather the intention here is to offer a more contemporary rendering so that you can imaginatively translate the Gospel into your own situation.

This Sunday's Gospel Paraphrased

Mt 18: 15-20
After telling his disciples the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus went on:
‘If a brother or sister offends you, call the person out to a private place, and there, alone, have the issue out. If he or she truly listens to you, you will have regained a brother or sister. ‘But if that person does not listen and persists in their behaviour or attitude, call in two or three others so that they may be witnesses to what happens. If the person won’t listen to them, call a meeting of the whole community. If the person is obstinate, hold them at a distance from the community as you would people who indulge in wrong behaviour.
‘Look, I am telling you seriously, any decision you take regarding a person’s membership of the community, God will back up.
And I am telling you this seriously as well. When two of three gather like this in my name, I am there in your midst.’

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