I still love the book – it’s angry, crazy and funny in all the right places.
But I do feel differently now about hypocrisy.
Now, I feel that to accuse someone of being a hypocrite is simply to accuse them of being spiritually alive. Therefore, to try and avoid being a hypocrite is to try and avoid being spiritually alive.
My favourite quote about hypocrisy comes from the Chabad Rebbe. He wrote: ‘Do not be dismayed by the hypocrisy of others, nor by your own inconsistencies. Our lives are all journeys through hills and valleys—no person’s spiritual standing is a static affair.’
Wise words. Have a lovely weekend everyone.