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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
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had successfully countered the Sadducees’ attack, they ganged together and tried to have a go at him. They sent one of their group, a religious lawyer, to rattle him with a trick question, ‘Master, what is the greatest commandment?’ Jesus answered, ‘You are to love your God with every part of your being: heart, soul and mind. This is the first and most important religious commandment, but wait, the second is just like it, its twin as it were. You are to love your neighbour just as you love yourself. On those two commandments, the whole religious law, yes and even your understanding of the Prophets, depend.’