Hypocrisy vs. Honesty

insights Joan Winifred

“Hypocrisy is all too common today in nearly every area of human activity—political, religious, and commercial. Appropriately, the English word “hypocrite” comes from a Greek root that denotes a speaker or a stage actor, often donning a mask. In time, the term came to mean anyone who was putting on an act to deceive others or to advance certain selfish goals.”

“The word of God is alive and exerts power and is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints from the marrow, and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) Coming to know the Bible’s teachings and endeavoring to live in harmony with them has helped many to turn from  hypocrisy and to pursue sincerity and honesty.” (Excerpted: Hypocrisy! Will It Ever End? W 12/15)

for whatever reason…this topic of “honesty v. hypocrisy”…brings my brain bouncing/my mind to music…(these 2 Croce nostalgic songs (popular on radio in 70’s–when i was a kid)…

(Honesty may be difficult, but is it easier living than hypocrisy?!)

NO!..i spit..(not in the wind, not in people’s faces). YA!..my bro & me liked the lone ranger (tv series as kids).

It takes compassion, courage, guts..an honest, simple life. One thing you don’t need — a mask!:)

 

(published 9/15/15 @ 12:05 a.m.)