2nd Sun A
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
The next day, seeing Jesus come towards him, John said, ‘See and understand, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I was talking about when I said that the one who comes after me ranks before me because he existed before me. I didn’t realise it was him yet I came baptising in order to reveal him to Israel.’ And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descend like a dove and remain above him. I didn’t realise it was him, but the one who sent me to baptise with water told me that the one on whom I recognised the Spirit descending and remaining was the one who would baptise with the Holy Spirit. I saw and now I testify, this one is the Son of God.