“Liturgy” is one of those church-y words that often causes us to roll our eyes and retreat into whatever other thoughts might be occupying our minds when we hear it. But the word “liturgy” itself simply means “the work of the people.” So whatever we do, when we do it together in the context of community, is our liturgy.
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll have some open dialogue about how we can remain courageous in the midst of our shared struggles. We’ll talk about how we can look beyond the simplistic platitudes of religion to find the strength we need to carry on and move forward despite feeling overwhelmed.
Do we have to live in a right/wrong dichotomy that forces us into opposing camps? Or are there ways we can move beyond our disagreements without the burden of changing each other's minds?
As it happens, stories have immense power. And what we do with the power of our own stories in many ways defines who it is that we actually are.