So I was pleased to see Kirkepiscatoid's blogpost: "Oh, you wanted me to GUARD the sheep?"
She raises good questions about the sick games some clergy play.
There's no doubt I agree with KirkE that sick clergy need to be reported. But where does one draw the line? The new disciplinary canons in the Episcopal Church are strict and harsh.
Image courtesy of KirkE.
I have wonderful relationships with several priests and deacons in our church, and I don't want them to withdraw because of the Canon IV possibilities. On the other hand, there are some sick clergy out there who need to be brought to discipline.
When push comes to shove, I wonder if I would be among the silent 8% whom KirkE mentions?
Would I have the discernment that is necessary to avoid a witch-hunt? I certainly hope so!