Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hypocricy Defined

Especially for Pastors, Teachers, and Critics...

“A brother asked Abba Poemen: What is a hypocrite? The old man said to him: A hypocrite is one who teaches one’s neighbor something without making any effort to do it oneself.”

“Abba Poemen also said: Someone who teaches without doing what one teaches resembles a spring, which cleanses and gives drink to everyone else, but is not able to purify itself.”

HT: Mind in the Heart