Since I wrote a post against the use of the lectionary a short while back, I thought I’d point to someone who’s writing some really interesting things from the positive side.
On his blog Stellar Cross, Father Robert Lyons has a series going on the nature of the lectionary, its weekly use, and ways the lectionary could be definitively improved. In his first post in the series, Father Rob ends with these three questions:
1. What is the value of reading four passages of Scripture, two or three of which are ignored, marginalized, or even misappropriated to a specific theme?
2. What good is including such a significant amount of Scripture in the Liturgy of the Church when/if people largely tune it out?
3. If the Lectionary is a tool to serve the needs of the People of God, what form should the Lectionary take to ensure that said needs are met?
I find Father Rob’s take very interesting and thought-provoking. So what do you think? If it were up to us to improve the lectionary and make it more useful for our day? What would you do? What changes would you make?