28th Sun Year 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
It happened that, while he was on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus passed through the region of Galilee and Samaria. As he came into a certain village, ten lepers came to him and stood some distance off. They cried out loudly, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’ Perceiving them, he said, ‘Go, and show yourselves to the priests.’ As they went on their way, they were cleansed. One of them, perceiving himself cleansed, returned back, loudly glorifying God. He fell, face down, at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. And Jesus responded, ‘Where not ten made clean? Where are the nine? Haven’t they thought to return and give thanks to God, like this foreigner?’ And he said to him, ‘Arise, go on your way. Your faith has made you whole.