In Other Words

28 Jan 2018

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.

21 Jan 2018

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.”

14 Jan 2018

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

John was back at his post with two disciples, who were watching. He looked up, saw Jesus walking nearby, and said, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb.”

7 Jan 2018

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory—this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.”

31 Dec 2017

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!

24 Dec 2017

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name, Mary.

17 Dec 2017

Third Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

There once was a man, his name John, sent by God to point out the way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to look, who to believe in. John was not himself the Light; he was there to show the way to the Light.

10 Dec 2017

Second Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah.

3 Dec 2017

First Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“So keep a sharp lookout, for you don’t know the timetable. It’s like a man who takes a trip, leaving home and putting his servants in charge, each assigned a task, and commanding the gatekeeper to stand watch. So, stay at your post, watching.

26 Nov 2017

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his place on his glorious throne. Then all the nations will be arranged before him and he will sort the people out, much as a shepherd sorts out sheep and goats, putting sheep to his right and goats to his left.