20th 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
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I have come to cast fire across the land, and how I wish it were already kindled. I have a baptism in which I am still to be immersed, and I will be in distress until it is fulfilled.
Are you presuming that I am going to give peace on earth? Oh, no, I am telling you, rather division. From now on, if there are five in a household, they will be divided: two against three and three against two; father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in law.’