Pentecost Sunday 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
Jn 14:15-16, 23-26
Jesus said, ‘If you love me, keep my commandments. And I shall ask the Father and he will give you a ‘paraclete’ to remain with you for ever.
‘If someone loves me and keeps my words, my Father will love that person and we shall come and make our home within that person.
‘The one who doesn’t love me, doesn’t keep my word. Be sure of this, the word I speak is not my own, it is the word of the one who sent me, the Father!
‘I have spoken these words to you while I was with you but the Consoler, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send you in my name, will teach you and remind you of all that was said to you.’