i had an interesting conversation with a friend recently about the role of spiritual leadership within the church and society in general.
it was my position that many church leaders are aware of the true nature of spiritual enlightenment and that they conciously choose to limit thier congregation`s access to the knowledge.
my friend disagreed.
his position is that the church is a bureaucracy and that the officers and executive are as spiritually bancrupt and the majority of those whose who sit in front of them on sunday.
it is still my position that there are those in the church who have some personal enlightenment but i realise, as my friend pointed out, that one cannot spout doctrine and dogma for a lifetime and be in any way enlightened.