When I was eight years old and in primary school, an angry teacher smacked the kid next to me over the head while declaring, “God is love!” The words may be true, but the action denied them…. There has to be a congruity between what is said and what is done for any creed to maintain credibility. But faith is practiced by humans, who are weak, quarrelsome, forgetful and fearful. Enchanted by Christ’s message, we act contrary to it again and again.
Source: Reimagining Christianity