Queer Christians’ Burden – Matthew 11:16-19, 28-30

 

In this episode we talk about …

  • how, when it comes to “proving our worth,” LGBTQ can never do enough to satisfy critics — and what to do about that
  • the trap that anti-LGBTQ Christians lay for queer people, why it’s so dangerous for us, and how to avoid it
  • the one realization Fr. Shay had that was most healing in his journey
  • the extra burden that LGBTQ Christians often take on (with the best of intentions) and why it’s NOT what Jesus wants from us
  • Find a bunch of resources for helping you heal from Christian trauma and build a faith that’s actually Good News over at queertheology.com/dashboard
  • Get even more resources (and our online community) through Sanctuary Collective

Read the transcript (PDF)

Matthew 11:16-19, 28-30

“To what will I compare this generation? It is like a child sitting in the marketplaces calling out to others, ‘We played the flute for you and you didn’t dance. We sang a funeral song and you didn’t mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ Yet the Human One came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved to be right by her works.”

“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.”

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