There are times when we are faced with scriptures that don’t really make sense. It’s difficult to put two and two together. But that doesn’t mean that we’ve already failed in understanding it. We have to remember that not being able to discern certain scriptures is perfectly fine. After all, the Bible isn’t always clear.
In today’s episode, we queer a Bible scripture that a listener requested. This is a text from Mark 11:12-14 which briefly talks about Jesus getting angry at a fig tree for bearing no fruits. Mind you that during that time, the fig tree wasn’t in the season to bear fruit. So listen on to hear what we think about this passage and of Jesus’ anger.
In this episode, we talk about:
- Fr. Shay’s life updates [0:40]
- Brian’s love for Palm Sunday [2:45]
- Shout out to Madison Neel [5:48]
- Holy week update – get excited, we have tons of stuff lined up for you [6:20]
- A listener passage audio request from Daniel [7:40]
- We queer a text from Mark 11:12-14 [8:22]
- A possible cultural context that’s missing? [9:57]
- Sometimes the Bible is just weird; this might be a case of that [10:24]
- It’s okay if you don’t understand a scripture [12:11]
- What is it with us and sanitizing Jesus [13:41]
- Reminder: 7-day IG challenge [15:05]
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The next day, after leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. From far away, he noticed a fig tree in leaf, so he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing except leaves, since it wasn’t the season for figs. So he said to it, “No one will ever again eat your fruit!” His disciples heard this.
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