Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Queerying Lent 1C

ID: Map of UN member states. Non-members shown: Vatican City, Palestinian territories, Western Sahara. Territories of states not recognized by the UN are not included due to the fact that they appear to be part of some UN member state on UN's maps, including Republic of Kosovo, Abkhazia, Republic of Artsakh, South Ossetia, Somaliland, Republic of China (Taiwan), etc.

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.

Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Jesus ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.

3The devil said to Jesus, “If you are the Divine Child, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.”

4Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’”

5Then the devil led Jesus up and showed him in an instant all the nations of the world. 6And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.”

8Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Becoming One your God, and serve only Them.’”

9Then the devil took Jesus to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Divine Child, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written, ‘They will command Their angels concerning you, to protect you,’ 11and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”

12Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Becoming One your God to the test.’”

13When the devil had finished every test, he departed from Jesus until an opportune time.

Queeries for the text:
What happened at the Jordan?
How long is 40 days
Where is it written?
Who wants to rule?
Where is it written?
Where are these written?
Where is it written?
When is an opportune time?
Why test

What are your queeries?


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