After much pondering, Jim Cobabe favored us with:
You are no hypocrite, Jim. A hypocrite tries to hide his sins, and falsely persuade others that he is righteous. You don't do that, so you are no hypocrite. No one fully lives everything he knows to be right. Using your faulty definition of hypocrite, we would all be hypocrites. And I just don't believe that is true.It sickens me to realize that I so often put myself in that same category of those who do not live up to the standard they preach. Yet those of us who strive to reach higher and do better are always bound to experience setbacks, and fall short of our goals. It is a bitter dichotomy.How do we avoid hypocrisy, yet at the same time continually strive to exceed our own limits? Jesus is the only perfect example. At more reflective moments, the goal of being like him seems impossibly remote and discouraging.
John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Anytime I see something screech across a room and
latch onto someones neck, and the guy screams and
tries to get it off, I have to laugh, because what is that
thing. --Jack Handy
All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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