When I was an angry young man who didn't know any better, I used to go along with those who were savagely critical of church folk - damning them out of hand for their inconsistencies, failure to live up to their self image. Now that I know a little more about things, I have to say that such criticisms are not wholly fair. I find in the church, not people who think they are paragons of goodness - but people of great courage, who have in many cases, suffered devastating blows, yet who hold to God.