1st Sun Advent 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: “In Noah’s time people were completely taken by surprise when the flood came. There they were, carrying on as usual, eating drinking, marrying. Even as Noah walked into his ark, they suspected nothing. That’s what it will be like when the end comes. Two men will be at work: one is killed in an accident, the other walks away. Two women are in a car that rolls: one walks away unscathed, the other dies.
So be alert. You do not know when your Master will come. Imagine, the virus protection on your computer is not working, would you open an attachment on an email if you knew there was a virus in it? Of course not. So be alert, be alive to the coming of Son of Man at any time.