Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Queerying 25th after Pentecost B

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: a black and white photo shows people in long skirts with heads covered by scarves face the Wailing Wall, the only remains from the original two Temples.
Gospel: Mark 13:1-8
As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 

2Then Jesus asked the disciple, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

3When Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, 4“Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?”

5Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. 6Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. 8For nation will rise against nation, and monarchy against monarchy; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.

Queeries for the text:
Why are they still stuck on superficialities?
When will the temple be thrown down?
Who says they are Christ?
What must take place?
Where are wars?
Where are earthquakes?
Where are famines?
What are birth pangs like?

What are your queeries?


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