In Other Words

30 Sep 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

John spoke up, “Teacher, we saw a man using your name to expel demons and we stopped him because he wasn’t in our group.”

23 Sep 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Leaving there, they went through Galilee. He didn’t want anyone to know their whereabouts, for he wanted to teach his disciples. He told them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed to some people who want nothing to do with God.

16 Sep 2018

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Jesus and his disciples headed out for the villages around Caesarea Philippi. As they walked, he asked, “Who do the people say I am?”

9 Sep 2018

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Then he left the region of Tyre, went through Sidon back to Galilee Lake and over to the district of the Ten Towns. Some people brought a man who could neither hear nor speak and asked Jesus to lay a healing hand on him.

2 Sep 2018

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

The Pharisees, along with some religion scholars who had come from Jerusalem, gathered around him. They noticed that some of his disciples weren’t being careful with ritual washings before meals.

26 Aug 2018

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Many among his disciples heard this and said, “This is tough teaching, too tough to swallow.”

19 Aug 2018

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“I’m telling you the most solemn and sober truth now: Whoever believes in me has real life, eternal life. I am the Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate the manna bread in the desert and died. But now here is Bread that truly comes down out of heaven. Anyone eating this Bread will not die, ever. I am the Bread—living Bread!—who came down out of heaven. Anyone who eats this Bread will live—and forever! The Bread that I present to the world so that it can eat and live is myself, this flesh-and-blood self.”

12 Aug 2018

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

At this, because he said, “I am the Bread that came down from heaven,” the Jews started arguing over him: “Isn’t this the son of Joseph? Don’t we know his father? Don’t we know his mother? How can he now say, ‘I came down out of heaven’ and expect anyone to believe him?”

5 Aug 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

The next day the crowd that was left behind realized that there had been only one boat, and that Jesus had not gotten into it with his disciples. They had seen them go off without him. By now boats from Tiberias had pulled up near where they had eaten the bread blessed by the Master.

29 Jul 2018

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee (some call it Tiberias). A huge crowd followed him, attracted by the miracles they had seen him do among the sick. When he got to the other side, he climbed a hill and sat down, surrounded by his disciples. It was nearly time for the Feast of Passover, kept annually by the Jews.