Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Queerying Advent 4C

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: against a deep blue background, a black clipart magnifying lens hovers over a digital black and white print linocut of Mary stamping on a skull and snake.  At the top it reads "CAST DOWN THE MIGHTY" and at the bottom it reads "SEND THE RICH AWAY" to the left it reads "FILL THE HUNGRY" and to the right it reads "LIFT THE LOWLY"
Gospel: Luke 1:39-45[46-55]
39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.

41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her uterus. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among those who create life, and blessed is the fruit of your creating. 43And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Leader comes to me? 44For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. 45And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by Becoming One.”

[46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Becoming One, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for She has looked with favor on the lowliness of Her servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is Her name. 50God's mercy is for those who fear Her from generation to generation. 51She has shown strength with Her arm; She has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. 52She has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; 53She has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. 54She has helped Her servant Israel, in remembrance of Her mercy, 55according to the promise She made to our ancestors, to Hagar, Sarah, and Abraham and to their descendants forever.”]

Queeries for the text:
In which days?
How often does a fetus leap in utero? 
How does that blessing continue? 
Which child is which?
What is God's favor like?
Who receives mercy?
What scatters the arrogant?
Whose thrones need brought down
Who is filled? Who is hungry?
What promise to the descendants?

What are your queeries?


No comments: