Welcome back to another episode! We hope you had a meaningful Holy Week amid the ongoing pandemic. Today we answer a listener question from Tumblr about the different ways that we feel love and how reading queerly can teach us about the various forms of queer love and family.
Then we queer the text from Luke 24:36-48. It talks about what happened after the resurrection and how the risen Christ made himself known to his disciples. We talked about how the divinity in each of us is recognized in the moment of Christ breaking the bread post-resurrection, how it calls us to continue the story by sharing what we’ve experienced that compelled us to do something good and new.
- Life updates from Brian and Fr. Shay [1:07]
- Question from a Tumblr follower [5:52]
- Polyamory helped Brian recognize the different ways to love each other [6:33]
- The challenge and invention for queer folks [11:30]
- Queering the text from Luke [12:30]
- The differences between Brian and Fr. Shay’s belief [13:53]
- Different ways to believe in the resurrection [17:17]
- Brian believing in God more and more [19:21]
- The passage and its depth of humanity [21:08]
- The call to go out into the world and share your faith [22:41]
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While they were saying these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” They were terrified and afraid. They thought they were seeing a ghost.
He said to them, “Why are you startled? Why are doubts arising in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet. It’s really me! Touch me and see, for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones like you see I have.” As he said this, he showed them his hands and feet. Because they were wondering and questioning in the midst of their happiness, he said to them, “Do you have anything to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked fish. Taking it, he ate it in front of them.
Jesus said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the Law from Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. He said to them, “This is what is written: the Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and a change of heart and life for the forgiveness of sins must be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.