Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar? In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the Gospel should earn their living by the Gospel.
– 1 Corinthians 9:14
This is a reality for all the Church. Almost everyone has vehicles, cell phones, computers.
This is a command of the Lord.
P.S. – I’m going to be publishing an article on Small Parish Permaculture shortly, which will go a long way towards making up for what is lacking in parish commitments to their clergy. Stay tuned.