Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Queerying 24th after Pentecost B

Engage with queeries for All Saints here. 


Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.

ID: two pennies are visible one tails side up with one heads side up, showing Lincoln's head.
Gospel: Mark 12:38-44
38As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the officials, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39and to have the best seats in the worshiping spaces and places of honor at banquets! 40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

41Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. 43Then Jesus called his chosen family and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. 44For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Queeries for the text:
What did we skip?
Who are officials?
Who seeks status?
Who devours houses
How much did she put in?
How do the sums compare?
Who contributes out of poverty?

What are your queeries?

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