Evidence Grows of Problem of Clergy Burnout - NYTimes.com
Here's some of what I pondered over on Facebook:
"...wonder if burnout comes from the clergy work itself, or the fact that the work has become a chaplaincy to deadening worldly concerns rather than a witness to the vital kingdom of God...? Then there are figures like Jeremiah to consider... maybe inner suffering comes with a faithfully executed mission. Dunno. That's why I'm away for awhile."