818 - Preach

Hypocrisy is a funny thing. Nobody practices what they preach. At least not all the time, and at least not perfectly.

We all preach better than we practice, so are we all hypocrites?

I guess I might as well just own this thing. Yes, I believe this applies to everyone, but of course I am thinking about myself.

Am I a hypocrite for preaching better than I practice?

No. I don’t think I am.

There’s a difference between aspiration and deceit. Hypocrisy is the pretense of good behavior for the sake of appearing better than other people. It is claiming to be something you aren’t, and then cashing in on the lie.

I preach real good, but I will freely admit how far I fall short of my high ideals, so-called.

And I will not stop preaching, because in declaring those ideals toward which I aspire, I help myself get closer to them.