Seventh Sunday of Easter
Year 3: May 28, 2017
Preaching Text: Galatians 3:1-9; 23-29
Lucía the Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza
(Written for ages 4-8)
Comment: In her commentary on this text, Regina Langley emphasizes that “being clothed with Christ… ushers in a new way of relating to one another in the world. There are no longer divisions, but a unity in Christ; thus, there is oneness between Jews and Greeks, slaves and the free, and males and females. Destructive distinctions are destroyed… a new world order is born.” Lucia quite literally learns of the power an article of clothing can have in removing distinctions after her grandmother gives her the lucha libre mask. Lucia and Paul both speak out against using our distinctions to discriminate. This text and story challenge listeners to consider how our churches can work to be more welcoming of a diverse body of believers clothed in Christ.
Thanks to Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna Noell Rathbun for writing the Year 3 Narrative Lectionary Links.