3rd 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
Jn 2: 13-25
When Passover time came round, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found cattle, sheep and dove traders, as well as money changers sitting around. Making a whip out of small cords, he drove the lot out, both cattle, sheep, the traders, and he threw away the money and overturned the tables of the money changers. To the people who sold the doves he said: ‘Get these things out of here and stop turning my Father’s house into a market.’
Now while they were in Jerusalem, many people came to believe in his name after seeing the signs that he did but he did not entrust himself to them because he knew what they really were like. He didn’t need to be told about any person, he could tell what was in each one.