14th 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
After confronting his contemporaries concerning their rejection of John the Baptist and their failure to repent after seeing his own miracles, Jesus spoke these words:
I acclaim you, Father, Master of all the heavens and of the earth. You have concealed these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to mere children. Yes, that is delightful to you.
All has been given to me by my Father and no-one recognises the Son except the Father and those to whom the Father gives this knowledge and no-one recognises the Son except those to whom he wants to give this knowledge.
Come to me all you who are labouring and overwhelmed and I will give you rest. Lift my yoke upon you and learn from me - then you will find rest for your souls. Indeed, my yoke is kind, my burden light.