All of us were outraged to hear in the news about the one year old child left in a closet while mom took dad to work. How could any parent do such a thing? The more we read about it the more disillusioned we become. In an interview, a social worker made the statement, “Some parents have to be trained to be parents.” This is true. While some things seem to come naturally, other things have to be learned.
Perhaps that is a good view about being Christian. Christianity is a learned process. In fact, it is a life long journey of learning to be like Christ. While for some it comes naturally, for others it doesn’t make any sense. I recall the words of Paul, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Rom 7:15) Sometimes, we are too hard on ourselves trying to live up to the perfect Christ. Give it time, and accept the grace that God offers.