As harsh as that sounds it is true.
I cannot name one person who has ever proved this wrong.
Its not that people are hopeless, its that people are fallen.
They can't help but be human.
Whether or not they are moral, you cannot count on them to be flawless.
One of the most dangerous things we can do as Christians, is fix our eyes on other believers.
I have met a countless amount of people who have walked away from God or left the church because of the hypocrisy they saw in the Christians around them.
I admit, it is a difficult thing to expect greatness out of someone and watch them fall on their face before your very eyes.
But when this causes your own faith to be shaken, you must ask yourself what you were putting your faith in in the first place.
Too many times we put our trust in people rather than the God they serve.
We admire their choices and place them on pedestals they were never meant to be placed on.
We watch intently as they go though life making note of every characteristic and choice that we want to emulate.
And when they fall, as humans do, we stumble along with them leaving our faith at the mercy of their humanity.
I cannot think of a more dangerous place to put our faith.
There is one being in this universe that will never disappoint us; one who will be faithful to us in every aspect of the word. One who will love us selflessly and unconditionally forever. One being who will not and cannot fail. And that is God.
We must take our eyes off of whatever we have put in His place.
Whether it is a role model, a pastor, a teacher, a leader, a parent, a friend, a relationship, or whether it is ourselves, we need to turn our eyes back to heaven and fix them on the one person who is incapable of failure.
Our faith will be the strongest when we put it in a powerful God.