Tuesday, April 10, 2018

easter 3 year b - luke

Luke 24:36b-48

[36While the were talking about this,]

Jesus themself stood among the eleven and their companions and said to them,

     “Peace be with you.”

37The disciples were startled and terrified,

     and thought that they were seeing a ghost.

38Jesus said to them,

     “Why are you frightened,

     and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

          39Look at my hands and my feet;

               see that it is I myself.

          Touch me and see;

               for a ghost does not have flesh and bones 
                    as you see that I have.”

40And when Jesus had said this,

     they showed them their hands and feet.

     41While in their joy those gathered were disbelieving and still wondering,

          Jesus said to them,

               “Have you anything here to eat?”

                    42They gave Jesus a piece of broiled fish,

                         43and Jesus took it and ate in their presence.

44Then Jesus said to them,

     “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—

          that everything written about me

               in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.”

45Then Jesus opened their minds to understand the scriptures,

     46and said to them,

          “Thus it is written,

               that the Messiah is to suffer 
                    and to rise from the dead on the third day,

               47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed

                    in their name to all nations,

                         beginning from Jerusalem.

          48You are witnesses of these things.

Queeries for the text:
Had the eleven and their companions locked themselves up for fear of the Judeans in this gospel also or were they just gathered? 
Why is peace so terrifying?
Why is Jesus' resurrection so embodied?
What is the difference between doubt and disbelief?
Is Jesus just eating to show off that they can?
Does Jesus refer to fulfilling the psalms anywhere else in the gospels?
How do you go about opening someone's mind?  Is Jesus a legilimens?
What do we need to repent of today?
For what do we need to give and receive forgiveness?
Are we witnesses of the witnesses of the witnesses,...ad infinitum?

What are your queeries?

A bonus: this is the manuscript for a sermon I preached on this text, which came out of this queerying: http://emmy-liz.blogspot.com/2018/04/jesus-resurrection-is-for-bodies-easter.html

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