Thursday, April 18, 2019

Easter Day year C

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.

Gospel: Luke 24:1-12
But on the first day of the week,
at early dawn,
the women came to the tomb,
taking the spices that they had prepared.
2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3but when they went in,
they did not find the body.
4While they were perplexed about this,
suddenly two people in dazzling clothes stood beside them.
5The women were terrified
and bowed their faces to the ground,
but the people said to them,
“Why do you look for the living among the dead?
Jesus is not here,
but has risen.
6Remember how Jesus told you,
while still in Galilee,
7that the Human One must be handed over to sinners,
and be crucified,
and on the third day rise again.”

8Then the women remembered Jesus' words,
9and returning from the tomb,
they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.
10Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James,
and the other women with them who told this to the apostles.
11But these words seemed to them an idle tale,
and they did not believe them.
12But Peter got up and ran to the tomb;
stooping and looking in,
Peter saw the linen cloths by themselves;
then he went home,
amazed at what had happened.

Queeries for the text:
Which spices? How did the stone get rolled away?
What else dazzles? What is happening?!
How do we look for the living among the dead?
How much can we be expected to remember without the context?
Did Jesus tell more than just "the Twelve" about the upcoming death?
What should the role of women be?
What truths seem idle tales today?
How fast does Peter run?
Why didn't Peter share his amazement and findings with others?

What are your queeries?

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