2nd Sun Lent
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
Jesus took aside Peter, James and John and led them up a high mountain so that they were alone, just themselves. There, he was transformed in front of them. His clothes became glisteningly white – whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Then Elijah, together with Moses was seen talking to him. So Peter started talking, saying to Jesus: ‘Master, it is so good to be here. We should make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He simply didn’t know what he was saying, they were so terrified. Then a cloud covered them in shadow, and a voice came out of the cloud: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, listen to him.’ Then suddenly, they looked about and they saw no-one, not one, but only Jesus.
As they came down from the mountain, he cautioned them to tell no-one what they had seen until the Son of Man was risen from the dead. They obeyed him though they did discuss amongst themselves what was meant by ‘rising from the dead’.