Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Queerying Christmas 1C

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.

ID: the top third of the yellow cover of the first The Baby-Sitters Club book from Apple Paperbacks is visible with the title stylized to consist of letter blocks.
Gospel: Luke 2:41-52
41Now every year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42And when Jesus was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 44Assuming that Jesus was in the group of travelers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for Jesus among their relatives and friends.

45When they did not find Jesus, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard Jesus were beside themselves at his understanding and his answers.

48When his parents saw him they were at a loss; and Jesus' mother said to him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your other caregiver and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.”

49Jesus said to them, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Caregiver’s house?”

50But they did not understand what Jesus said to them. 51Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.

Queeries for the text:
What is the festival of Passover? When is it?
What is important about the age of 12?
How do you find a missing kid?
Where did Jesus sleep for those three days?
When else does Mary treasure something in her heart?

What are your queeries?

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