Tuesday, March 13, 2018

lent 5 year b - john

John 12:20-33
20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks.
     21They came to Philip,
          who was from Bethsaida in Galilee,
          and said to him,
               “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
22Philip went and told Andrew;
     then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
          23Jesus answered them,
               “The hour has come for the Human One to be glorified.
                    24Very truly, I tell you,
                         unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
                              it remains just a single grain;
                         but if it dies,
                              it bears much fruit.
                    25Those who love their life lose it,
                         and those who hate their life in this world 
                              will keep it for eternal life.
                    26Whoever serves me must follow me,
                         and where I am,
                              there will my servant be also.
                    Whoever serves me,
                         the Father will honor.

27“Now my soul is troubled.
     And what should I say—
          ‘Father, save me from this hour’?
               No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.
          28Father, glorify your name.”
Then a voice came from heaven,
     “I have glorified it,
          and I will glorify it again.”
29The crowd standing there heard it
     and said that it was thunder.
Others said,
     “An angel has spoken to him.”
30Jesus answered,
     “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine.
          31Now is the judgment of this world;
          now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
               32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth,
                    will draw all people to myself.”
33Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.  
Queerying the text:
What festival is it this time?
Are the disciples playing the first game of telephone with these Greeks and Jesus?
Is the Greek's interest in Jesus the indicator that the hour has come?
Did politicians learn how not to answer questions from Jesus' example?
Did Jesus believe in the resurrection or just think he'd be a martyr?
What does it mean to hate our life in this world?
Where is Jesus?
Does Jesus know we are pretty much only motivated by reward?
How has God and will God glorify Their name?
Did people not understand the words from the voice from heaven?
Who is the ruler of this world?

What are your queeries?

No comments: