This chapter engages the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) through my eyes and musings as a native of Oceania, and calls for a supplementing Commoners' Lectionary which privileges the struggles of commoners in societies throughout. This supplementing lectionary would be inviting and open-ended, with several options, and engaging, with opportunities for worshippers to wade into the currents of welcome, lamentation and resistance. It would also embrace local texts, like the poem by Konai Helu-Thaman and the artwork by Emmanuel Garibay with which this chapter closes.
|Title of host publication||Christian Worship in Australia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Inculturating the Liturgical Tradition|
|Editors||Stephen Burns, Anita Monro|
|Place of Publication||Strathfield, NSW|
|Publisher||St Pauls Publications|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|