More lay people, please.
This is a fallacy and a fatal one, in my view. If it were not for the prayers, the volunteer and paid work and the financial support of countless lay people, our clergy would starve. Perhaps it is high time that our clergy return to the apostolic Hebraic practice of earning a lay livelihood. At the least, it would go a long way to excising the attitude of entitlement among some of our clergy. At best, it would free our money to be used in charitable work rather than on salaries.
John A. Laidlaw