Pope John Paul II, Bill Hybels, Father Herman, and Ravi Zacharias were all heroes who fell. When your hero falls, how do we respond? When it's a family member or a leader of your faith, it can be a gut punch that seems unrecoverable.
Today's program reminds us that is exactly why we need our faith. We fall. It is an inescapable truth. Do not despair, there is hope in Christ because his resurrection was only necessary because we fall.
Let examples like these men sober you, and gird your faith. May they allow you to lean more on God, and remind you of the humility needed to cling to our better angels while avoiding the bitter demons of our fallen nature.