Jesus has talked many times in Matthew’s Gospel about the problem of hypocrisy, of not practicing what you preach. Here, he again takes the Pharisees to task, not for what they say–he even says “You must be careful to do everything they tell you”–but for what they don’t do: namely, follow their own advice.
If Jesus talks about this so often, it must be important. So, here’s the question:
Where today am I not living up to my own principles? How am I not practicing what I preach?
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