Reflections Along the Jesus Way

August 29, 2023 – Quote for the Day:

“Hypocrisy is so easy to see and identify in others, isn’t it? Mark Twain once said, ‘Nothing needs to be reformed as much as other people’s habits.’ And when other people’s habits are hypocritical, when they are two-faced, then we are often outraged.  Hypocrisy is often called ‘not practicing what you preach.’

The hypocrisy that Jesus condemns is rank hypocrisy – living in an arrogant, high-handed manner, expecting perfection of others while being virtually impervious to your own imperfections and flaws.  Humility is, in many ways, the polar opposite of the attitude projected by blatant hypocrites, and humility is one of the chief attributes given to those in whom Jesus lives.  Humility is the character trait that Jesus specifically offers as an illustration of those who have been changed, by God’s grace, into little children” (Matthew 18:4). 

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