Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Palm Sunday year C


Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.

Gospel: Luke 19:28-40
28Jesus went on ahead,
going up to Jerusalem.
29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany,
at the place called the Mount of Olives,
Jesus sent two of the disciples,
30saying, “Go into the village ahead of you,
and as you enter it
you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden.
Untie it and bring it here.
31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’
just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32So those who were sent departed
and found it as he had told them.
33As they were untying the colt,
its owners asked them,
“Why are you untying the colt?”
34They said, “The Lord needs it.”

35Then they brought the colt to Jesus;
and after throwing their cloaks on the colt,
they set Jesus on it.
36As Jesus rode along,
people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.
37As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives,
the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully
with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen,
“Blessed is the ruler who comes in the name of the Sovereign!
Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!”
39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus,
“Teacher, order your disciples to stop.”
40Jesus answered,
“I tell you, if these were silent,
the stones would shout out.”

Queeries for the text:
Of whom did Jesus go on ahead?
What else happens at the Mount of Olives?
Which two disciples?  What does it mean to be sent?
Why would the colt's owner let anybody walk away with it?
What condition was the road in?  What condition were the cloaks in?
Where are the palms?  Why cloaks?
For what do we praise God joyfully and with a loud voice?
What else was going on in Jerusalem?
What are stones shouting out today?

What are your queeries?

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