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20th Sun C
Sunday 18th August 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 12:49-53

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.’

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