2nd Aug Year 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
Mt 14: 13-21
When Jesus heard of the death of his cousin, John the Baptist, he went away by boat to a desolate place to be alone to grieve. But the crowds, hearing about this, came out of the towns, and followed after him on foot so that when he came to land, he saw an enormous crowd there, waiting for him. He was filled with compassion for them, and he cured their sick.
As dusk came on, the disciples came to Jesus concerned, “Master, this place is very lonely and time is getting on. You better send the people away now so that they go and can find some villages where they can buy some food.”