Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Queerying Easter 5C

ID: Beatus de Facundus' 1047 Icon of New Jerusalem and the River of Life. A white figure, robed in black, holds an open book above a sperm-shaped river that flows downward. Eight people of a variety of genders and ethnicities sit on each side of the central figure. From the sides of the river, plants grow. In the bottom right corner, an angel shows John of Patmos the vision.
J. Pace Warfield-May queeries the reading from Revelation.

Revelation 21:1-6
Then I saw a new sky and a new ground; for the first sky and the first ground had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of the sky from the Becoming One, decorated as a banquet hall for a wedding. 3And I heard a loud voice from the judges’ bench saying, "See, the home of the Becoming One has been placed among mortals. Xe will dwell with them as their God; they will be Xyr peoples, and God Xymself will be with them; 4Xe will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for they have passed away." 5And the One who was seated on the judges’ bench said, "See, I am making all things new. Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." 6Then Xe said to me, "It is done! I am the A and the Z, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the parched I will give away clean, neverending water from the spring of the water of life.

Queeries for the text:
What do you envision the new sky and the new ground to be like?
Why did the old ground pass away and the sea become no more?
How do we comfort and build community through times of grief?
Why is clean water so important?


Find previous queeries for the Acts text here.


What are your queeries?

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