Monday, 4 May 2009

Finding words and liturgy for our time

Steve Taylor has posted some good notes from a liturgy workshop with Dorothy McRae- McMahon. I particularly liked this:

Liturgy needs to ask hard questions. Then those on margins of church will trust us. Don’t pretend to have answers. Everyone has hard questions. To ask them shows our humanity. Our faith in midst of hard questions shows we are people of faith.

You can find a number of McMahon's books of liturgies listed here. I hadn't come across her work before but look forward to reading and using it.
I like Steve's own reflections on his conversation with McMahon saying that he felt "encouraged to go on writing words and creating spaces". Sounds good to me.