Why do we fall?

Have you ever heard this before?  Or how about this?  What about this one?  One last one.

It took me all of 5 minutes to get these links.  Why?  Because it is so easy to find scandal after scandal involving pastors and ministers.

This all lead me to think, why do we fall?  Why do we mess up?  I know the easy and right answer is “sin”.  But, honestly, that sounds like a cop out to me.  Is there something deeper than the simple answer of “sin” that keeps us falling, time and time again?

Is it because of the standards we are held accountable to?  Maybe, but the United States Military is held to pretty high standards too, but I don’t recall seeing as much scandal as with ministers (although they have had their fair share of scandal).

Could it because there is an image of “perfection” that we need to uphold and that for some reason, ministers (whether they are vocational or voluntarily) need to be seen as perfect and can’t show any sign of weakness or problems???

I don’t know the answers, that is why I’m throwing it out there.  What do you all think?

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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