3rd Sun 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
Now after John was given over (into prison), Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of the reign of God. He said, ‘The moment is now, the reign of God is so close. Change your attitudes and embrace the good news.’
As he walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Peter and his brother Andrew casting a handnet into the sea – for they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you fishers of people.’ Immediately, they let their nets go and followed after him. A little further on, he saw James, the son of Zebedee, with his brother John, in their boat fixing the nets. Immediately he called them. They left their father in the boat with the servants and went after Jesus.