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27th Sun C
Sunday 6th October 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 17:5-10

After being told to forgive even seven times a day, the apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ And the Lord said, ‘If your faith was as tiny as this mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.

‘And which of you, having a slave who had ploughed or tended the sheep, might not say, when he came in from work, “Here, come and sit down to eat.” No, he is far more likely to say, “Now get my meal ready, then tidy yourself up and serve me. When I have finished eating you can have your meal.” Do you think he is going to be grateful to the servant for doing what he was commanded? I think not. So it is with you. When you have done all that was commanded to you, say “We are unprofitable servants. We have only done our duty.”’

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