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4th Sun Easter
Sunday 22nd April 2018


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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

Jn 10: 11-19

I am the shepherd – the good one! The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
The person who is hired is not a shepherd, the sheep are not his, so he flees when he sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep unprotected. Then the wolf snatches at the sheep and they scatter. The hired one flees simply because he is hired and doesn’t care about the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. I know mine and am known by mine just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. I give my life for the sheep.
I have other sheep that don’t belong to this fold. I lead these as well. They shall listen for my voice and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
The Father loves me because I give my life, which I will take up again.
No-one takes it from me rather I give it of myself. I have the power to give it and I have the power to take it up again.
This command I have received from the Father.

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