Monday, February 5, 2018

transfiguration sunday year b - mark

Mark 9:2-9 
2Six days later,

     Jesus took with him Peter and James and John,

          and led them up a high mountain apart,

               by themselves.

     And Jesus was transfigured before them,

          3and his clothes became dazzling white,

               such as no one on earth could bleach them.

     4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses,

          who were talking with Jesus.

     5Then Peter said to Jesus,

          “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here;

               let us make three dwellings,

                    one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

          6Peter did not know what to say,

               for they were terrified.

     7Then a cloud overshadowed them,

          and from the cloud there came a voice,

               “This is my Son,

                    the Beloved;

                         listen to him!”

          8Suddenly when they looked around,

               they saw no one with them any more,

                    but only Jesus.

9As they were coming down the mountain,

     Jesus ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen,

          until after the Son of Humanity had risen from the dead. 

Queeries for the text:
Six days after what
What was Jesus transfigured into?
What does God's voice sound like?
Is dazzling white the bright that includes every color, including the ones beyond human sight?
Since when is seeing "only Jesus" a let down?
What is the deal with all of Jesus' secret-keeping?
Why does Jesus go up a high mountain with Box of Rocks and the Sons of Thunder?

What are your queeries?

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