Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Queerying 3rd after Pentecost C

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: a photo by Agent J on Unsplash shows a crop circle of curved lines and partial circles visible in a golden field.
Gospel: Luke 9:51-62
51When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53but they did not receive Jesus, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.

54When some of his chosen family, James and John saw it, they said, “Leader, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”

55But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56Then they went on to another village.

57As they were going along the road, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

58And Jesus said to them, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Child of Humanity has nowhere to lay Their head.” 59To another Jesus said, “Follow me.”

But she said, “Leader, first let me go and bury my father.”

60But Jesus said to her, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the reign of God.”

61Another said, “I will follow you, Leader; but let me get closure with those at my home.”

62Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the reign of God.”

Queeries for the text:
How long will Jesus take to get to Jerusalem?
Who are Samaritans?
Why do James and John want to enact violence?
What else do foxes have?
Who has nowhere to lay their heads?
What's wrong with closure?
What happens when a hand is to the plow and the person looks back?

What are your queeries?


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