Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Queerying 21st after Pentecost C

Suzannah Porter and Brooke McLain musically queery the RCL readings.

How do we stand the waiting for justice in the face of so much violence?

How does God lead the way through uncertainty?

How can you lift up someone going unnoticed?

How do we need to change to be our best selves?


Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: A solitary Sycamore tree stands tall and full of green leaves in a grass field.
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a ranking Empire collaborator and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, because he was going to pass that way.

5When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” 6So Zacchaeus hurried down and was happy to welcome Jesus.

7All who saw it began to grumble and said, “Jesus has gone to be the guest of one whose work makes them a sinner.”

8Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Leader, “Look, half of my possessions, Leader, I give to the poor; and when I have defrauded anyone of anything, I pay back four times as much.”

9Then Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a child of Abraham. 10For the Human One came to seek out and to save the lost.”

Queeries for the text:
What did we skip?
Where is Jericho?
Who is short?
What is a sycamore like?
How is hospitality imposed? How is it offered?
Who grumbles?
Who is a sinner?
Who gives to the poor and repays four times as much?
What is salvation?
Who is lost?

What are your queeries?


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