Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Queerying 5th after Epiphany B

ID: a black and white cartoon with A Sketchnote by John Spencer in the upper left corner and a white on black title Hidden Advantages of Introverts shows a person with a black body, stick figure limbs, a smile, and a ponytail at the center.  Around them is a thought bubble of the world captioned Vibrant Inner World.  A compass captioned Navigates Things Internally, a bridge captioned Bridge-Builder, a magnifying lens captioned Keen Observations, a sand timer captioned Creative Stamina, an ear captioned Good Listener, and a lightbulb captioned Creativity have arrows pointing toward the person.
Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
Gospel: Mark 1:29-39
29As soon as Jesus and the disciples left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. 31Jesus came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
32That evening, at sundown, they brought to Jesus all who were sick or possessed with demons. 33And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34And Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. 
35In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found Jesus, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 
38Jesus answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” 
39And Jesus went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.
Queeries for the text:
How are Simon and Andrew related?
Who and what else is lifted up?
Why does work start so quickly again?
How big was the whole city?
What are the gifts of deserted places?
Who hunts? Who else is hunted?
How did Jesus come out? What does Jesus proclaim?
Who is cast out?
What secrets is Jesus keeping?
What are your queeries?

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