writing things down…

Lent 6

hour is coming19Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise. 20The Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing; and he will show him greater works than these, so that you will be astonished. 21Indeed, just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. 22The Father judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son, 23so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25“Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; 27and he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29and will come out—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. (John 5.19-29)



  Barry wrote @

I think you highlighted the wrong search phrase. You must have searched “those who have done evil” in order to come up with that image.

  B-W wrote @

Indeed, I’m having all sorts of trouble figuring how an image of Cheney connects to the verses in question…. The fact that “the hour is coming” is highlighted seems random, too, so I can only assume that’s the clue, but I just don’t get it.

  Chris wrote @

Barry and B-W:

With each Lenten reading, I search Google images using the phrase I’ve highlighted in the text. I will usually skim the images and select one because I think it fits the reading, because I think its funny, or because it is completely unconnected. Cheney’s image did in fact come up with a “hour is coming” search. I selected it because I, like you B-W, had all sorts of trouble figuring out how it connected to the verses. I have no idea. But, there it is nonetheless. The same image might have come up with a search for “those who have done evil” too.

One might also wonder how the image shown with the “Lent 5” reading is connected to “Abraham’s offspring” (the phrase I used in the search). Maybe these disconnects will force us to reflect on the readings more closely.

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