Some, because they seek to serve God by going to church and living a moral life, expect that life will be smooth and
problem free. They also seem to expect that the Church itself will be a place where everyone gets along, there are not problems, and everyone has everyone else's best interests at heart.
While those are nice thoughts, they are not realistic ones. Experience teaches quite a different lesson. Bad things do happen to good people with at least the same frequency as they do to those who have God far from the center of their lives. And as a Church, we've been tossed about recently by storms of scandal, apparent attempts at cover-ups, various other controversies and more than a few heated disagreements on parish, diocesan, national, and international levels.