Countless millions of people live in self-protective mode every day. They’re afraid to love and to be loved because they’re terrified of being taken. They’re desperately afraid of getting trampled, since all of us, to one degree or another, have been trampled in the past.

Tullian Tchividjian


Clergy are some of the formal leaders within certain religions. The roles and functions of clergy vary in different religious traditions but these usually involve presiding over specific rituals and teaching their religion's doctrines and practices.