Become More Spiritual and Less Religious

I admire and fully endorse the priority of the new bishop of Ahmedabad. I am afraid he will face the greatest opposition from his own clergy and this for three reasons. 1. The shift from religion to spirituality will adversely affect the income of the clergy. 2. It will demand that the clergy be perceived less and less as ritualists and managers and more and more as persons endowed with values and depth. 3. That will just not be possible without radically revamping the whole seminary system. Among other things, this will mean that we are not just promoting our relatives, our caste members, the locals, etc.

Subhash Anand, St. Paul’s School
Bhupalpura, Udaipur-313001