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13th Sun C
Sunday 26th June 2022


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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

Lk 9: 51-62

When the time came for the complete fulfilment of his life, when he would be taken up in and through death, he turned and resolutely faced Jerusalem. He sent his disciples on ahead of him, and they went into a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for him. But they refused to have anything to do with him as he was heading towards Jerusalem. When James and John saw this, they reacted, 'Master, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy these people, just like Elijah did?' But Jesus turned and rebuked them. Then he moved on to another village.

And it happened as they were going along, that a man came up and said, 'I will follow you, Master, wherever you happen to go!' But Jesus answered him, 'Foxes have burrows and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.' To another, he gave the call, 'Follow me!' But the man said, 'Master, allow me to go and care for my father till his death!' But Jesus said, 'Let the dead bury the dead. You are called to preach the Kingdom of God.' And another said, 'I will follow you but first let me go and take leave of those at home.' But Jesus said, 'No one ploughs by looking backwards. So one who looks back to what they have left is not fit for the Kingdom of God.'

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