I don't know why I'm ever surprised when people intentionally or unintentionally blow it. We are human, after all. Even a world-famous evangelist can turn out to be a sexual predator. I'm less concerned with that right now than I am with human nature. The heart is deceitful above all things; who can know it? The weeping prophet, Jeremiah, said that while he watched his country spiral into self-destruction.
A friend was telling me about a new friend they had made in their college class. He had liked a lot of her religious posts, most of them being from our church. It turns out, he's gay.
People make a mistake when they focus on one particular sin and forget the rest. Generally, they focus on the more visible ones.
What does it mean to not love the world? Are there subtle or not so subtle influences in culture that entice us? How to deal with these?
After a time we were back in Jerusalem. As Jesus went along, he saw a man blind from birth. We asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”