15 Jan 2012
Back after a refreshing holiday, it was down to work and see where the Word leads.
In this time of increasing individualisation and isolation it is important that we hold on to the idea of a called community, and then work out how we might respond to that calling with elements of discernment, acceptance, and response. They are hard enough questions for people to answer for themselves, so to engage the whole faith community is just that much harder.
Yet without it worship becomes a collection of solitaries doing their own thing in a common space. One of my constant themes is the notion of worship as liturgy – liturgy from the Greek words laos and ergos literally meaning “the work of the people.”