1st Sun Advent 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 13: 33-37
Jesus said to the disciples: “Watch, be alert, for you do not know when the time will be. It is like a man who has travelled out of his home region and has left the running of his business to his workers, each with their own particular job to do. The supervisor is to be especially alert with the owner away. So you too must be like them: alert, awake, waiting for the return of the owner, not knowing what time to expect him, evening, midnight, dawn, morning. When he comes unexpectedly, he mustn’t find you slacking off. Look, I am telling you, I am telling each and every one of you, be alert and waiting.