Feast of the Body and Blood of Our Lord 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
Jesus had withdrawn out to the desert of Bethsaida with his disciples but the people followed him.
Lk 9 11-17
Jesus welcomed them and spoke to them about the Kingdom of God and healed those who needed healing. When the day drew to a close, the twelve came to him and said, ‘Send this crowd away, so that they can go and find lodging and food in the nearby villages and town. There is nothing in this desolate place.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘Feed them yourselves!’ ‘What! We have no more than five loaves and two fish,’ they said, ‘unless we are expected to go into the towns and buy them food?’ There were about five thousand. Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Make the people sit down in groups of about fifty.’ They did this and all the people sat down ready to eat. Then Jesus took the bread and the fish, looked up to heaven, and blessed, broke and gave them to his disciples to give to the crowd. They all ate and were full. Of what was left over, they filled twelve baskets.