In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 11 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 10:38-42; Colossians 1:15-28; Psalm 52; Amos 8:1-12.
We begin at the home of Mary & Martha and consider the way Jesus sees and names Martha's condition, invites her to intimacy, and gently corrects her desire to boss her sister. We discuss Paul's masterful doxological and pastoral approach. We note the devastating backdrop for the lament of Psalm 52 and the powerful prophetic message of Amos and how it can speak to us as we witness injustice and suffering.
Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Living with Grief and Thriving after Loss, by: Clarissa Moll
The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, by: Johnson and Van Vonderan
Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church
T-shirt "Jesus said, 'Leave her alone'"
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.