Thursday, May 21, 2020

Queerying Easter 7A

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Acts reading.

Acts 1:6-14
6So when the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Leader, is this the time when you will restore the ruling power to Israel?”

7Jesus replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Parent has set by Their own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9When Jesus had said this, as the apostles were watching, They were lifted up, and a cloud took Them out of the apostles' sight.

10While Jesus was going and the apostles were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two people in white robes stood by them. 11They said, “People of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Them go into heaven.”

12Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. 13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as Jesus' siblings.

Queeries for the text:
Who is seeking ruling power today?
What is for us to know?
Who knows the times and periods?
What sort of power does the Holy Spirit bring?
Who have been witnesses to the ends of the earth?  Is it a good thing?
Who wears white robes?
Which certain women?  Who are certain women?
Who are Jesus' siblings?

For Ascension Day Queeries, check out this link to last year's Acts reading.

What are your queeries?

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