In answering this question, Richard Irons and Jennifer Schneider begin by replacing the common language of sin, guilt, and forgiveness with the vocabulary of diagnosis, acting out, and defense. In assuming a psychiatric perspective, they take on its many limitations. For example, psychiatry has not sufficiently considered human frailty. People have a difficult time living up to standards of acceptable behavior. We violate people’s trust in many ways—by cheating, by committing crimes and misdemeanors, by our failures as parents, for instance. After we violate trust, we often seek understanding and redemption. Doctors are no exceptions. If their inability to live up to medicine’s ideals is due to a general human frailty insufficiently captured by psychiatric disorder, we may need to think more about the concept of frailty.