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6th Sun Easter B
Sunday 9th May 2021


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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 15: 9-17

As the Father has loved me, just so I love you. Remain, abide in my love!
If you are keeping my commandments, you will be remaining in my love even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and am remaining in his love.
I have said these words to you so that my joy should remain in you and your joy be complete.
This is my commandment: that you love one another even as I have loved you.
No-one has greater love than to lay down their life for their friend. You are my friends if you do what I command you.
No longer will I call you ‘servants’, as a servant doesn’t know what the master is about.
I declare that you are ‘friends’ because everything I heard from the Father I have revealed to you.
No, you did not choose me, no I chose you and I have appointed you: Go out and bear fruit, fruit that will remain so that anything you ask of the Father in my name will be given to you.
This I have commanded you: love one another.

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