June 2nd, 2006
|09:41 am - I'm totally still here.|
So in a last-minute change of plans, I'm leaving town tomorrow rather than today.
In a feckin' weird turn of events, I have discovered a sheet with some notes on it. Putting it here so I can find it later (I tend to forget things like this when I leave town):
I'm even still at work.
|"Not allowed to dial this number"|
batting .333 => going to wellspring
might just leave
Check about extra time off
|Monkey Ninja of the Green Order|
Who are the Clergy's Clergy?
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Jamaica Farwell", -JB
Been wondering it a lot. The question, of course, is usually, "Where does a clergy person turn when he/she needs help with something?" I imagine figuring that one out is always hard.
It's very hard.
Even if you belong to a tradition (like I did before), it's hard to find someone when we need help.
I went through a spiritual crisis, and went to those in my tradition. No one could or would help. Which is why I left the tradition.
Now, I rely on those in my study group....just as they rely on me.
*nods* I'm fortunate that, with ADF, I know who and where to go if I need something. I don't honestly remember if I was wondering for myself or for someone else, but I think that if I was wondering for me, it was just a momentary question.
Besides, I'm not clergy yet :)
But yes, if you can't find someone in your tradition to go to, then something is wrong.
You may not be 'clergy' yet...officially.
But, a lot of the stuff you do...I would consider it 'clergy' in spirit. :)
"Where does a clergy person turn when he/she needs help with something?"
Fellow clergy, of course. Especially when you have one almost in your backyard. But you can always pick up the phone, too.
Hell, we're making a lot of this up as we go along -- who else can we possibly turn to but ourselves?
Exactly. I wonder, though, how often clergy think to call up other clergy. I read an article yesterday about clergy, and how often they forget to pray. I think it's something similar.