Gospel Reading Required

It would be wonderful if you could record this loose translation of the beginning of Mark’s Gospel for me, using the usual instructions.

I apologise, but the timescales are quite tight, and I need it recorded in the next couple of days before the end of the 29th July 2019 as we need it for a creative liturgy of the following day. Please read all of this text on the voice memo app of your phone and send it to me either via email to fr.simonrundell@gmail.com or you can send it via WhatsApp (or even record it directly as an audio message on WhatsApp) to +447976802123

The text is as follows:

The good news of Jesus Christ—the Subversive Message!—begins here.

 In the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, he says.

Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you;
He’ll make the road smooth for you.
Thunder in the desert!
Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road smooth and straight!

John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to the forgiveness of sins. People thronged to him from Judea and Jerusalem and, as they confessed their sins, were baptized by him in the Jordan River into a changed life.

As he preached he said, “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism—a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit—will change you from the inside out.”

At this time, Jesus came and was baptized by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice was heard: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, the pride of my life.”

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

This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ

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