I was on the phone talking to a friend and she was kind of discouraged because she for the first time saw something in her Pastor that she did not know was there. I will not go into details, but really what happened is she found out that her Man of God is human. Her expectations of him have been dashed and she was dealing with many emotions because she is seeing the real earthen vessel.
Since I come from a family of Pastors and ministers, my perspective is different. I began to share with her that men and women of God are just that, men and women who are subject to err. They are no different then you and I. They have just answered the call. I was telling her that we will always have a problem when we fix our eyes on man.
Do we have a right to expect certain things from our leaders? Yes, we do. But we also need to expect that they will make mistakes just like the rest of us. You will always have a problem if you can’t accept that fact. Leaders are fallible. And when they hurt you, you can’t leave God and the church. If you do, it means your focus was in the wrong place and perhaps your relationship with God was not as strong as it should be.
2 Corinthians 4:7: AMP
7However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves