Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Queerying 17th after Pentecost C

ID: the original cover of "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor shows three Black children huddled together on a porch while a fire burns in the background.
Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.

Gospel: Luke 17:5-10
5The sent ones said to the Leader, “Increase our faith!”

6The Leader replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

7“Who among you would say to the one you enslaved who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? 8Would you not rather say to them, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’?

9“Do you thank the person you enslaved for doing what they have been ordered? 10So you also, when you may have done all that you have been ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’”

Queeries for the text:
What did we skip?
Who has faith?
What is a mustard seed like?
What grows in the sea?
Who among you has people you enslaved?
How do humans exploit labor?
Who does what was ordered

What are your queeries?


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