“Hypocrisy is the natural expression of what is meanest in us all.”

–as quoted by Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel, 71

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1   John Hughes    
August 30th, 2010 at 8:21 am

I resemble that.

2   pastorboy    http://www.riveroflifealliance.com
August 30th, 2010 at 8:34 am

Hypocrisy is acting, pretending that you are something that you are not. I do not understand the quote.

3   Phil Miller    http://pmwords.blogspot.com
August 30th, 2010 at 10:03 am

By “meanest”, Sloyan means “basest” or “at the root”. In other words, hypocrisy is at the root of the human condition. As soon as Adam and Eve decided to try to cover their nakedness, they were engaging in hypocrisy. They were trying to appear to be something they were not.

4   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
August 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

To some degree all of us pretend. Hence, grace.

5   Nathanael    http://www.borrowedbreath.com/
August 30th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I believe that the origin of “hypocrite” refers to actors on the stage playing a part.

Guilty as charged.