In this life, we have to deal with not only sin, but the consequences of sin. For some this leads to mental illness and even “secret” physical conditions like eating disorders and self-harming. When your understanding of Christianity is about at least projecting a certain image of having your life together like the Biblical heroes, being anything less than that can compound the despair of falling short of perfection. But the Church should keep in mine the news that we have a God who put on human flesh and became one of us in Christ Jesus. He showed the disciples His own scars. He gives us His Body and Blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of ALL our sins.