For clergy, losing faith can be an occupational hazard

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NEW YORK (RNS) For some clergy, it is the problem that dare not speak its name. Affected pastors say they cannot be themselves among their congregations or colleagues, sometimes even with their own families. It’s a huge and burdensome secret with the potential to destroy their careers, they say. They think they’re not the only […]

  • Susan Hansen

    We are all constantly called by our God to be followers and leaders of Christ. We need not be ashamed that we “lose” our faith from time to time. For those of us who have faith in our savior, it is our duty to diligently reach out and pray for those who are struggling. No man is an island and this is a topic that should be exposed and talked about publicly and without remorse. There is so much disception in the arena of religion and since the beginning remains the way in which we will all be united or divided.
    We mustn’t judge those who entered into the clergy, indeed we are all human and driven to distraction. We must as clergy and parishioners in positions high and low seek to re-discover the origins of our relationship with Christ. Reach out today and pray for Gods grace that we all seek his face again and again.