Sunday, May 08, 2011

Daily Thought: The Essence of Hypocrisy

"Yet how few of us live one life and live it in the open! We are tempted to wear a different mask and play a different role according to each occasion.  This is not reality, but play-acting, which is the essence of hypocrisy.  Some people weave round themselves such a tissue of lies that they can no longer tell which part of them is real and which is make-believe.  Alone among men Jesus Christ was absolutely pure in heart, being entirely guileless." ~ John Stott, The Sermon on the Mount, p. 49

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Liane de Witt said...
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Liane said...

I lived like this for many years - trying to please people so that they would accept me. The saddest part is that you loose your identity; the beautiful essence of who God made you to be. Later you don't know who you are anymore. Then, how can you be "yourself" if you don't even know what that is anymore...

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