6th Sun Easter A
Sunday 17th May 2020

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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

Jn 14: 15-24

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments,
and I will ask the Father to give you another comforter.
who will be with you forever. This is the Spirit of Truth,
whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see or recognise him.
However, you know him, because he abides with you and will be in you.
I will not leave you orphaned. I will come to you.
Just a little while and the world will no longer see me,
but you will see me, because I live and you will live.

On that day you will know that I am in the Father,
and you are in me and I am in you.
Those who have my commandments and keep them
are the ones who love me.
Those, who love me, will be loved by my Father.
I, also, love them and will come and reveal myself to them.”

Judas, not the Iscariot, asked him:
‘Lord what has happened that you are going to show yourself to us and not to the world.’
Jesus answered him: ‘Those who love me, keep my word
and my Father will love them.
We will come to them and make our home with them.
Those who do not love me, don’t keep my words.
These words are not my own -they belong to my Father, the one sent me.’