2nd Sun Lent 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
Eight days after Jesus had told his disciples for the first time that it was necessary for him to suffer, die and rise, he took Peter, James and John and went up a high mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face altered, and his clothes become white and radiant. And look! There were two men talking with him – Moses and Elijah! They appeared in glory and were speaking about the exodus he would fulfil in Jerusalem. Yet Peter and the ones with him were overcome with sleepiness but on waking they saw his glory and that of the two men standing with him. And it happened that as they were withdrawing from him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, we should make three booths, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He didn’t know what he was saying.
Even as he spoke a cloud came down and over shadowed them. They were frightened as they entered the cloud. Then a voice came out of the cloud, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him!’ When the voice ceased, there was Jesus, alone. They were silent and told no-one anything of what they had seen.