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7th Sun Year C
Sunday 24th February 2019


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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

Luke 6:27-38 But to you who are hearing this, I say, love your enemies and treat well the people who hate you. Bless the people who curse you and pray for those who vilify you. To the one who strikes your cheek, offer that person your other one. And don’t stop the person who takes your cloak from having your tunic as well. Give to everyone who asks and don’t stop the person the person who is stealing from you. As you desire others to treat you, you treat them similarly. What credit is it to you if you love those who love you? Even sinners love those who love them. What credit is it to you if you do good to those who do good to you? Even sinners do that. If you lend with the expectation of return, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners with the expectation of return.
But do more! Love your enemies, do good, lend, with no expectation of return and your reward will be great in heaven: you will be children of the Most High he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.
And do not judge and you will not be judged. And do not condemn so that you are not condemned yourselves. Give pardon so that you may receive pardon. Give and it will be given to – the full measure, pressed down, shaken together poured into your lap: for as you measure out so will it be measured to you.

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