Sunday of the Palms and Passion
Sunday 28th March 2021

Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest

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

Mk 11:1-11

They came to Jerusalem via Bethpage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives. Jesus then called over two of his disciples and said, ‘Go over into the village facing you and as soon as you have entered it, you will find a colt that has never been broken in. Untie him and bring him here! If anyone challenges you, saying; “What do you think you’re doing?” say that the Master needs it and will return it soon.’ They went and found the colt at an intersection tied near a door and untied it. One of the men standing there said, ‘Hey, what are you doing with that colt?’ They replied, just as Jesus had told them, and they were allowed to go.
They brought the colt to Jesus, spread their cloaks over it and he sat on it. Then many people spread their cloaks on the ground. Others cut branches from the trees and laid them on the road. The people going before and after him cried out,
‘Hosanna, blessed is the one coming in the name of God!
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!
Hosanna in the highest!’
Jesus entered Jerusalem and the temple and, when he had looked around, it was evening so he returned with the twelve to Bethany.