I like heroes the way the Bible tells them. Despite the many revisions, the book keeps the stories of the men and women who led and loved in God’s name human. They were not always honest, compassionate and brave: fretful Gideon, sceptical Sarah, stuttering, murdering Moses with the short fuse, and Rahab the sex worker and the saviour's great-grand parent . The supernatural meets with the deity of the Old Testament didn't keep them from failing again. Their failures did not keep them from being chosen by an omniscient deity.
Perhaps we were never meant to be humanoid perfections. We may have been made to fail, to learn, to heal and fail at something else, learn, heal and fail at another. And our leaders were never intended to be orators with financial genius and economic acumen that triumphed over uncertainties. And we were made to be vulnerable and trusting, with steady reminders of our frailties tied in to our need to seek transcendence. And we have measured ourselves and those who love us, as those who lead us poorly, wrongly.