I hate it when someone I know who, in my eyes, is a strong person falls. And by falls I mean falls into temptation. I'm not trying to say that the mighty never fall, but it's such a big disappointment when they do.
Someone I know who was a leader fell, he was a man that I looked up too and when he fell it really hurt. It hurt me and it hurt a lot of other people.
Someone else that I'm close to fell and I didn't think it was possible for this person to fall, at least not in the way that they fell. I realize that people fall in "small" ways every day. But this fall was bigger than a little white lie or calling someone something you shouldn't.
I know all sins are equal in the eyes of God, but to us mere humans there are some things much worse than others, some things more personal than others. We see murder, rape, cheating on someone, porn, big lies, etc. as the bigger sins and we see little white lies, cheating on a test, calling someone a name, etc. as the smaller lies. But to God it's all the same.
I guess I just don't know how to take being let down by people who are, in my eyes, mighty people. How to deal with the hurt, how to help the mighty back to their feet, etc.