Thursday, August 11, 2022

Queerying 10th after Pentecost C

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: a campfire continues to burn low in the dark with an arc visible from a spark during the long exposure.
Gospel: Luke 12:49-56
Jesus said:
49“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51Do you think that I have come to remove conflict from the earth? No, I tell you, but rather to engage the conflict already present! 52From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; 53they will be divided: parent against child and child against parent, elder against youth and youth against elder, in-laws against newlyweds and newlyweds against in-laws.”

54Jesus also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. 55And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Queeries for the text:
What comes with fire?
What can conflict lead to?
How are generations divided?
How accurate are weather predictions?
What is the present time?

What are your queeries?

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