People are born pessimists, when it comes to the Church. They don't see that forty people attended a meeting, but that it could have been a hundred. They don't see that one received a huge donation, but that it is undependable income. They don't see that the Church's Youth is thriving, but that the parents don't come to Church. And so on. It seems like Moses in the desert, where "the people murmured". OBSERVATION: It's human nature, and therefore not below one's expectations. However, with this in mind, one needs continually to remind people what the Lord is doing -- it's in people's nature to need reminding -- to look up, look up.