You again, Christa,
For me another nice question. The simple word is Ignorance.
"Forgive them o my Father, for they do not know what they do."
Speaking for myself, I am still dealing - through His Grace - with lust, anger, resentment, insecurity and other enemies within. I do not look without for them, for they are all in me.
Still, I have practiced prayer and meditation every day for the last 31 years, and I'm trying - by His Grace - to be an obedient servant. This is by no means easy. There are many trials, and sometimes I feel like being on a razors edge.
Still, I can now see the Light and I follow, albeit slowly, like the snail.