St. John 12:4-6 ... Jesus knew that Judas Iscariot was taking from the money box. Judas had been doing that for a long time. That is what thiefs do, and the cost of this type of life is great, and we have a good idea of what happened to Judas Iscariot. At the postal facility where I worked as a craft employee, management (supervisors) would leave money on the workroom floor and watch to see if a employee would pick it up and put it in their pocket. Ifso, the employee would be fired.
Also, as another example, as a former police officer, I made many shoplifting arrests by use of video cameras recording the criminal act. My point is that those who have abused their power and trust have been watched and recorded
, and it is a matter of time before judgement and punishment.
As for calling (in some cases"demanding") for changes in the OCA, I think that a person should look deep into their own "backyard" before telling their neighbor what to do. Such as, for those who were offered and accepted high positions in the OCA out of seminary do to political favor and not merit, should examine themselves. And to those who "bailed out" during the time of "financial improprieties" within the OCA,( instead of "bringing to light" the
so called perpetrators and evil acts), should greatly examine themselves.
And if someone is looking for forgiveness and support from the OCA family and repentance from past wrongs and illicit deeds, should not take a position in a well established parish. But rather take a parish position the old-fashion way--- Earn It ! Labor in the fields and harvest the rewards. Do missionary work here in the USA, as they say, "just do it", stop taking, stop talking, start providing.
Yes, I do believe that the OCA is in need of changes. To many chiefs and not enough indians. To much Bureaucracy, not enough grass-roots action.
Just my first thoughts on the subject.