Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Queerying Easter 6B

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Acts reading.
ID: against a green background three small owls on a branch, two ont he right face toward the right, the one on the left appears to be falling off and trying to stay on
First Reading: Acts 10:44-48
44While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. 45The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, 46for they heard them speaking as foreigners and extolling God. Then Peter said, 47“Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48So Peter ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.
Queeries for the text:
What was Peter "still speaking" about?  To whom?
How much of a klutz is the Holy Spirit?
How do foreigners speak?
Upon whom are you astounded that the Holy Spirit has been poured out?
Who tries to withhold water?
How is reception of the Holy Spirit different for each person?

Guest queerier, Pace Warfield-May, queeries the Gospel reading.

ID: a meme by "generalgreviousdatingsim" which has four pictures: top left is a yellow duck stuffed animal with circular glasses and a grey bow-hat wearing overalls and a mail bag, top right is Gonzo from the Muppets wearing a yellow button down shirt and checkered pants, bottom left is a frog stuffed animal wearing a brown coat and brown striped pants, bottom right is the character Kirby in a large black circular hat and large black combat boots. The bottom of the image reads "gay people meeting up for brunch look like this."

Gospel: John 15:9-17
[Jesus said]
9"As the Caretaker has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide and dwell in my love, just as I have kept my Caretaker's commandments and abide and dwell in Zer love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

12This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15I do not call you subs any longer, because the sub does not know what the dom is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Caretaker. 16You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Caretaker will give you whatever you ask Zer in my name. 17I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

Queeries for the text:
What does queer friendship look like?
How does slave/master language cause harm?
What do power dynamics have to do with friendship?
What commands do friends give each other?
What does complete joy look like?

What are your queeries?

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