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Easter Sunday C
Sunday 21st April 2019


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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

Lk 24:1-12

The women who had followed Jesus came to the tomb, on the first day of the week at the crack of dawn, carrying with them burial spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the entrance to the burial vault. Entering in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. Then it happened, while they were so perplexed, that two men appeared in dazzlingly white clothes standing right by them. Frightened, they bowed, their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why are you looking for the living among the dead? He is not here, he is risen. Remember what he said to you when you were in Galilee: the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful people and be crucified and rise from the dead.’ And then they remembered his words!
Returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and all the rest of the disciples. The women were Mary of Magdala, and Joanna and Mary, the mother of James and the other women with them all telling this to the apostles. But they thought what they said was sheer nonsense and didn’t believe them.
But Peter ran to the tomb, and bending down saw the linen cloths lying alone and came away wondering to himself what had happened.

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