In the third post of this series on what to do when your mentor falls, I want to leave you with an encouraging though:

When Your Mentor Falls (Part 3): Don’t Confuse the Fallen for the Savior

Remember that we are called to follow Jesus (Matt. 4:19) and not man.  While our living is supposed to be worthy of imitation as we imitate Christ (1 Cor. 11:1), your mentor didn’t save you from your sins by dying on the cross, Jesus did.  And Jesus has never let you down.

Feel free to grieve over the failure of your mentor.  It is tragic, it is hard, and it shouldn’t have happened.  But it did.  In the midst of the tragedy, turn your sorrow into praise over the fact that we have one who has never let us down.  “For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted” (Heb. 2:18).  He was tempted in all the things that cause us to fall, but he never failed.

Weep over those who have fallen, but rejoice in the salvation you have due to the one who never did.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.