Camas Friends Church

A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA

The Questions

Hello Everyone,

For Sunday, we’re discussing the queries: Where they came from, what they are, and how they might be used.

There is no central text for Sunday because the queries each encompass different texts but I think it’s helpful to reflect on the passage below because it turns on some important questions:

> “Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord 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.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” >
> But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:25–37)

Queries:
What do you know about Quaker queries?
Have you used them in spiritual formation?

Activity:
Think of the variety of questions that arise within the Gospels. What are some of the more prominent ones?

Peace,
Wess

About Wess

is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.

2 comments on “The Questions

  1. Jason Twyman
    July 13, 2010

    andy and wess – thanks for the query booklets! i can’t wait to see what bull and mouth come out with next…

    • Wess
      July 13, 2010

      Thanks Jason!

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