Hello again! We hope you enjoyed our first lesson, The Bible: It Get’s Better, where we shared our own journeys that led us to come out about our belief that the Bible can be relevant for queer folks.
Turns out we just can’t get enough of journeys (and we don’t just mean the band)! John preached on Mark 10: 35-45 just two days ago, but we felt there were some more themes we’d like to explore with you fabulous folk.
Check out the passage from the New Revised Standard Version then watch the video and add your thoughts to our kiki box!
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’ They replied, ‘We are able.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.’
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John.So Jesus called them and said to them, ‘You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’
Join in on the lesson below where we talk about the disciples’ and our own need for quick results when it comes to the things we want (e.g. wishing our frenemies in the church would just disappear, or get over their heterosexism).
We’re eager to hear: What you have learned from the journeys in your life? When have you just wanted the journey to end?
(also p.s. yes, this blog title WAS inspired by the famed Dixie Chicks song. duh!)