Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Queerying 5th after Pentecost C

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: WNBA star Brittney Griner looks sideways towards the camera with her dreads pulled back.
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
25Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” she said, “what must I do to inherit everlasting life?”

26Jesus said to her, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”

27She answered, “You shall love the Everlasting your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

28And he said to her, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

29But wanting to justify herself, she asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30Jesus replied, “A person was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped them, beat them, and went away, leaving them half dead. 31Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw them, he passed by on the other side. 32So likewise a Levite, when she came to the place and saw them, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan while traveling came near them; and when the Samaritan saw them, ze was moved with pity. 34Ze went to them and bandaged their wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then ze put them on zyr own animal, brought them to an inn, and took care of them. 35The next day ze took out two days' wages, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of them; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’

36Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the person who fell into the hands of the robbers?”

37She said, “The one who showed them mercy.”

Jesus said to her, “Go and do likewise.”

Queeries for the text:
What do lawyers do today?
What is the law?
How do you love God and neighbor?
How do we justify ourselves?
Who is your neighbor?
Why is the road to Jerusalem so dangerous?
Who is left half dead?
How do you pass by on the other side?
Who are Samaritans?
How much is two days' wages?
Who shows mercy?
How do you go and do likewise?

What are your queeries?

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