Sunday, September 2, 2018

16th after pentecost year b - isaiah

Special thanks to this weeks guest queerier for Isaiah: River Needham.

Isaiah 35:4-7a
4Say to them that are of a fearful heart:
    "Be strong, fear not";
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
    With the recompense of God Xe will come and save you.
5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
    And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6Then shall the lame one leap as a hart,
    And the tongue of the speechless shall sing;
    For in the wilderness shall waters break out,
    And streams in the desert.
7And the parched land shall become a pool,
    And the thirsty ground springs of water;

Queeries for the text:
Can you be strong and fearful simultaneously?  How?
What does it mean to be saved?
Why does God come with vengeance? Can God save with gentleness?
How can we interrupt the ableism in this passage?
How can we interpret this passage today?
What will the waters break out of?
Can the desert hold streams?
How does dirt become thirsty? Where does this surplus of water come from?

What are your queeries?

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