16th Sun C
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
Now it happened that as they were on their way, they entered a certain village and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Jesus into her house. This woman had a sister named Mary who sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his teaching. Martha was overwhelmed by all the serving. She came up and said, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work all by myself. Tell her to get up and help!’ Jesus answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and in an uproar over many things, but only one thing really is needed. Your sister has chosen that good part and it will not be wrested from her.’