3rd Sun C
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
Lk 1:1-4, 4:14-21
Even though many have narrated our beliefs as they have been told to us by eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, it seemed a good idea for me, who has acquired all the details, to draw up an accurate account for you, my dear Theophilus so that you can be reassured about all you have been told.
Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit from his temptation in the desert and went to Galilee. His fame spread right through the region. He taught in their synagogues and was acclaimed by all. Then he came to Nazareth, where he had been reared. On the Sabbath day, he went to the synagogue, as he usually did. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him and he unrolled it till it came to the passage which read:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,