Hypocrisy

masksLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently proclaimed: “I am tired of the left. They say they’re for tolerance; they say they respect diversity. The reality is this: They respect everybody unless you happen to disagree with them. The left is trying to silence us, and I’m tired of it. I won’t take it anymore.”

I agree that there is a lot of hypocrisy on the political left. However, a bigger concern for me is that I don’t put on a false mask myself. We have a tendency to pretend to be better than we actually are.

Jesus can’t stand hypocrisy. In Matthew 23, he pronounces a series of woes on religious people who were not nearly as spiritual as they would have others believe they were. Jesus angrily calls them “hypocrites”, and he points out all of their pretentious actions that make them so vile and corrupt.

If religious people have the tendency to be hypocrites, I had better not be looking to the left to see hypocrisy. I had better keep my eye on the mirror in front of me.

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