People’s failings don’t surprise me anymore.
I’m no less disturbed or upset when spiritual giants commit apostasy, motivational speakers confess depression, or friends contend with shameful desires. But people being broken simply isn’t news. A biblically venerated figure like King David had a harem of wives yet plotted to murder a man so he could take his wife (2 Sam. 11). Peter was called by Jesus to be the “rock” of the church yet denied knowing Him three times (Matt. 16:18; 26:34). In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke tells Rey that “the Jedi are romanticized, deified. But if you strip away the myth and look at their deeds, the legacy of the Jedi is failure. Hypocrisy, hubris.”