There is only one way to not be a hypocrite.
Quit claiming you aren’t one.
We are all hypocrites, it’s unavoidable. No one lives up to everything they believe in, practices everything they preach, or orders their life around all their values. Let’s be honest and quit pretending we’re perfect. Then when we aren’t spending all that time and energy in deception, denial and guilt we can actually start doing something about our dissatisfaction with being that way.
I am the pastor of a church FULL of hypocrites. We just try to be honest about it. I think it’s a great vision for a church.
good thoughts — we all fall short, and are often more unsatisfied with ourselves than with others we criticize.