12th Sun B
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 4: 35-41
On the same day, when he had finished preaching to the crowds, Jesus said, “Let’s go over to the other side.” When they had sent the crowd away, they took him, just as he was, into the ship. Other boats went along with them. Suddenly a fierce storm blew up, and waves crashed over the ship so that it filled with water. But Jesus was in the stern, with his head on a pillow, asleep. They roused him, saying, “Teacher, don’t you care? We are going to die!” Rising to his full height, he rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Silence! Be still!” The wind dropped and all became profoundly calm and still. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so timid, so cowardly? Don’t you have any faith?” A great terror and awe came over them and they asked each other, “Who is this person that the wind and sea obey him?”