In her most recent online letter, Bishop Huie has this:
Dr. Bill Carter, a Presbyterian pastor, tells a story about a rabbi who was approached by one of his students. The student said, “Rabbi, I love you.” The rabbi said, “Oh, really? Well, do you know what troubles me most?” The student said, “No, I don’t know what troubles you the most.” The rabbi said, “How can you say that you love me if you don’t know what troubles me most?”
Is it my imagination or do we tend to only tell this kind of story about Rabbis? If so, is it because other “religious leaders,” i.e., Christian pastor, are always supposed to be nice, and this kind of response has a little too much bite to be nice?
What do you think?