Diego Neria Lejarraga is such a person. "I never lost faith, ever," he said. "But the other thing is the rejection."
A few days ago, he had a private audience with Pope Francis I. This meeting was a first for any Pontiff because Diego was born a girl in Spain, where he is a civil servant.
What makes this all the more interesting is that Lejarraga is not an activist and, he didn't go into his meeting with any notion that he would change the church. But, he said, he was impressed with how Francis "loves the whole world" and does not have "any discrimination against anyone." But, Lejarraga added, he was "speaking about him, and not the institution".
Still, he holds out hope that "if this Pope has a long life...I think things will change".
Perhaps some day I will have that kind of faith.