Saturday, March 14, 2009

William Stringfellow on Priesthood

William Stringfellow said that our view of priesthood "is so radically misconceived that the clergy have become a substitute laity whose function is to represent publicly – in place of the laity – the presence of the church in the world... a superficial, symbolic, ceremonial laity"
A Public and Private Faith(1999) p 38

I do not agree with him, at least not in total, but I think it is a good discussion question.

Anyone  feeling brave enough t0 comment further?

The rain at lunchtime today

At last a real down pour; water-tanks are filling fast and the cars are having a much-need wash.