Today we answer a listener question about ways for affirming cishet adults to reach out to the LGBTQ+ community even if they have no queer friends. We share some insight to connecting with queer folks but also advise you to do some introspection. Why? Tune in to find out.
We then queered the text from Luke 1:46b-55 and reflected on how Mary sings her praises to God and how the divine will overthrow those who are proud and arrogant. This is one of our favorite texts and you’ll find out why in today’s episode.
- Fr. Shay’s seemingly relaxing and chill Christmas [0:48]
- Brian missing regular Christmas parties [2:09]
- Listener question about cishet adults reaching out to LGBTQ+ community [4:33]
- How to find queer folks with the same interest as you [5:27]
- The problem of the “how to reach out of people” idea [7:07]
- Do some introspection on why you don’t have gay friends [8:04]
- Queering the text: Luke 1:46b-55 [10:04]
- Why Fr. Shay has written a lot about Mary [11:35]
- The history of women oppression in Christianity [14:06]
- A different way of thinking about Christmas [14:50]
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“With all my heart I glorify the Lord!
In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.
He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant.
Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored
because the mighty one has done great things for me.
Holy is his name.
He shows mercy to everyone,
from one generation to the next,
who honors him as God.
He has shown strength with his arm.
He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts and proud inclinations.
He has pulled the powerful down from their thrones
and lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty-handed.
He has come to the aid of his servant Israel,
remembering his mercy,
just as he promised to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to Abraham’s descendants forever.”