We put our leaders in an impossible situation sometimes, and I would say that the way in which we treat them is sometimes bordering on idolatry. Let me explain what I mean:
- a leader rises;
- we put them on a pedestal;
- since they are human, they fail;
- we lash out, and condemn them;
- we discount their entire ministry, past, present and future.
So next time a leader lets us down, let us not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Extend forgiveness and help people rebuild themselves after they fall. After all, we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us.