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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
A leper came towards Jesus, begging him, and falling on his knees, saying, ‘If you are willing, you can cure me.’ Jesus’, his heart churning with compassion, reached out his hand, touched the man and said, ‘I will it. Be clean!’ As soon as he said this, the man was clean. Straightaway, Jesus fiercely told the man to leave, saying ‘Look here now, say nothing to anybody but go to the priest and offer the sacrifice for your cleansing that Moses ordered, as a sign to them.’
But coming away, the man cried out everywhere to everyone what had happened, so much so that Jesus couldn’t appear to come into the city but had to stay out in a desolate place. Even so the people came to him from everywhere.