We had this conversation in a lecture this morning. About how Gordon Brown led lament in the House of Commons yesterday. I was very impressed with the whole thing. So maybe an observation from how you can do lament in church.
Normal proceedings stopped.
The leader led: and led out of his own experience. He was empathetic in an understated way.
Others had the chance to respond and bear witness/ give testimony.
It was related to the wider world.
Nothing more profound than that.. just some thoughts