Tuesday, October 16, 2018

22nd after pentecost year b - mark

The sons of Thunder!!!  (or just the cause)

Mark 10:35-45
35James and John,
the sons of Zebedee,
came forward to Jesus and said to him,
we want you to do for us
whatever we ask of you.”
36And Jesus said to them,
“What is it you want me to do for you?”
37And they said to Jesus,
“Grant us to sit,
one at your right hand and one at your left,
in your glory.”
38But Jesus said to them,
“You do not know what you are asking.
Are you able to drink the cup that I drink,
or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”
39They replied,
“We are able.”
Then Jesus said to them,
“The cup that I drink you will drink;
and with the baptism with which I am baptized,
you will be baptized;
40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant,
but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

41When the ten heard this,
they began to be angry with James and John.
42So Jesus called them and said to them,
“You know that among the Gentiles
those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them,
and their great ones are tyrants over them.
43But it is not so among you;
but whoever wishes to become great among you
must be your servant,
44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.
45For the Human One came not to be served but to serve,
and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Queeries for the text:
What have we skipped since last week?
What does thunder have to do with this?
Will the disciples *EVER* get it?
How much more entitled could the Sons of Thunder be?
Which baptism was Jesus baptized with?
For whom have those special seats been prepared?
How do rulers today lord their power over others?
Who are the servants among usWho are those legally enslaved in the u.s. today?
What does it mean to ransom others?
How is Jesus rejecting the false binaries of ruler/servant and powerful/powerless?

What are your queeries?

If you're interested in checking out the sermon that came out of this queery, you can find a brief description of the sermon and the image here!

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