Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Queerying Lent 3C

ID: a photo by Joash Castro on Unsplash shows a potted fig tree without fruit grows near a gray wall.
Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.

Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
At that very time there were some present who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2Jesus asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.”

6Then Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. 7So he said to the overseer, ‘See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?’

8She replied, ‘Master, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. 9If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

Queeries for the text:
At what very time?
Why do bad things happen?
Who needs what kinds of repentance?
What tower of Siloam?
How long do fig trees usually take to bear fruit?
What wastes soil?
Who is (dis)connected to the soil?
Who has patience?

What are your queeries?


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