Am I the only person that believes that a religious community has an obligation to care for its clergy's needs (speaking mainly not material needs here) as well as clergy tending to the community needs? Separate it out from whether clergy is paid or unpaid as a vocation. To me it is obvious. To others it is a ridiculous requirement. Ok. Religious community. Why wouldn't there be reciprocal caretaking? Eh? Hermits-r-us can be all about self care to the point of exclusion from a group -- but a religious community? Perhaps I am just nuts. *shakes head* Or maybe, just maybe the other poster is being deliberately obtuse.