When our liturgy is truly liberated it will no longer bend to the tyranny of tradition nor the rule of church law. Neither will it bend to the tyranny of change-for-change’s-sake nor weaken due to a perceived ‘need’ for change.
Liberated Liturgy will reflect a freedom to use authentic, grounded and progressive words whether they are traditional or new-age, progressive or retro.
Liberated Liturgy will soar unfettered and will stand solid on a foundation of deep roots.
Who sets the rules? the bounds? the limits?
The one who speaks truth into being.
The one who expresses the reality of mystery and the comfort of ambiguity.
The one who touches the divine with words spoken and silent.
Thoughts on sharing words in worship: