David at Facilitating Paradox has been ruminating on lordship - both feudal and divine - and now I've got Depeche Mode's "Master and Servant" running through my head.
His points are poignant for all who have trouble with the Lord: either the word, or God.
For my part, I used to try to loosen some tongues by saying Lord as much as possible. "See: nobody's bursting into flame."
One product of this was an article I wrote when I was still the minister at Canon, Georgia. In illo tempore, that is, pre-blog, the UUA tried to gather ministers' newsletter columns and put them up at UUA.org.
It is still there.
What Do We Do with the Lord?