In the Early Church,
the primary role of leaders/ministers
was Community formation, nurturing, and growth.
were held in homes, etc.
with the host/hostess
generally in charge of the meal/celebration.
There was no necessary link/mandate
between community leadership
and conducting the home liturgies.
the primary role
of Ordained Clergy
seems centered on
Officiating at the table liturgies,
removed from the homes of the faithful
into official buildings,
with little, if any,
time or energy or interest
in forming, nurturing, or growing
Instead of helping to transform people,
Church ministry is focused on transforming bread.
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