Sunday of the Palms and Passion
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
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.