Welcome to the very first episode of Reading Queerly, the Queer Theology podcast. In each podcast, we take a queer look at the week’s lectionary reading. We are very excited to kick off this podcast because we firmly believe that passages should be read through a queer lens.
In today’s episode, we read the passage from Psalm 23. We unpacked quite a couple of interesting thoughts and we love to hear from you, too. What did this lectionary reading evoke in you?
A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd.
I lack nothing.
He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
he keeps me alive.
He guides me in proper paths
for the sake of his good name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff—
they protect me.
You set a table for me
right in front of my enemies.
You bathe my head in oil;
my cup is so full it spills over!
Yes, goodness and faithful love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the Lord’s house
as long as I live.