If Joseph was alive today, might Joseph identify as gay, or bi, or trans or queer? What if young Joseph asked Jacob for a princess dress? And what if Jacob said yes? What if Jacob responded with affirming and lavish love?
https://youtu.be/b_dkAcvaiBw Holy Communion UCity · The Rev. Mike Angell: Wrestling With God Here’s a thesis: the Bible's endurance comes from its mystery. These Genesis stories were told for hundreds of years before every being written down. The stories are probably close to three thousand years old. They were campfire tales, told and refined by storytellers … Continue reading Wrestling with God
That is the other key difference in the stories. When Jesus died, the human authorities thought they had won, but they didn't have the last word. God had the last word. The resurrection is a witness to the power of God's love even over the machinations of death. Even when the world is loveless, even when the world would sacrifice some of our siblings, God will conquer. God will have the last word. As people who follow the loving, liberating, life giving God, it is our work to take the knives out of the hands of those who think they are enacting justice. And God takes pride when we keep on marching.