Last month when I was at a con-ed event at my alma mater the principal made an interesting observation. Lorne is a former Provincial Premier and he commented that in his experience politicians were much more collegial than clergy, that outside of the debates they shared each others struggles (it is my hunch that this is becoming less true in Canada these last few years btw). But Clergy seemed to feel that they were in competition with each other and were less apt to share struggles. And that seems wrong somehow.
I was reminded of this comment this afternoon when I was listening to this interview when MArtha made a comment about clergy being too competitive.
And I am wondering....
Why? Why are clergy comepetitive? To be truthful, it is not my experience. I have always found the clergy with whom I work to be collegial. What is your experience? ANd if clergy tend to be too competitive then how do you experience that? and why do you think it is???