One of the things I found interesting about Lost Mission by Athol Dickson was the way that most of the main characters went into the story with good intentions, only to have those good intentions blow up in their faces.
Lupe, for example, believed her holy mission was to convert the Americans, so much so that she missed what I think her true calling really way. Delano, so hurt and scarred by his many losses, wished to build a place of sanctuary, but by doing so, he created a false sense of peace. Tucker, the young pastor, began his ministry with the best intentions, but he allowed his own piety to blind him with arrogance. The same is true when it came to Alejandro's fellow Franciscans.
I think the reason why (in my not-so-humble-opinion) is because in each of these cases, each person lost sight of what God really wanted. They trusted in themselves and their own abilities and ultimately, they wound up seeking after their own will. We've seen it time and time again that when that happens, God's people usually wind up in trouble.
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