Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Queerying Lent 2C

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: a photo by Erin Liu shows the book Fox Tails: a Giant Ice Cream Mess and a crocheted fox, made by Erin Liu, on top of a woodland themed sheet with foxes on it..
Gospel: Luke 13:31-35
31At that very hour some religious authorities came and said to Jesus, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”

32Jesus said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. 33Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ 34Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Becoming One.’”

Queeries for the text:
At what very hour and where?
Why did Herod want to kill Jesus?
Why tell a fox? How do foxes respond?
What is impossible?
Who is killing today?
How does a hen gather her brood?
When do we say "blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Becoming One"?

What are your queeries?


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