Easter Sunday Year B
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
When the Sabbath has passed, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, the women who had accompanied Jesus in his ministry and witnessed his death, bought spices and came to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early in the morning, just as the sun was rising, they approached the tomb. Amongst themselves they asked, ‘Who will roll away the stone from the face of the tomb?’ but when they looked, the stone, which was huge, had already been rolled away! Entering the tomb they saw a young man, clothed in a white robe, sitting on the right side and they were terrified. But he said to them: ‘Do not be afraid! You seek Jesus, the one who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. Look at the place where they laid him! Now, go on your way and tell the disciples and Peter that he is going before you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ They rushed out and fled from the tomb, trembling with amazement. And they told nothing to anyone for they were so afraid.