I was talking recently with another church musician who is deciding to become clergy. This notion confuses me. I wonder why people are attracted to the priesthood from the point of view of the musician. It must be something in them that is dormant and they have denied and are finally coming to grips with.
I find that I have so many misgivings about church that the idea of fastening myself more clearly and directly to the notion of Christianity is something I don’t entertain for an instant.
I also suspect that I have had a skewed experience of church leadership. And it is interesting the number of priests I have known that have ended up in scandal. Quite a few really.