The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. (Plato, ancient Greek philosopher)

Have you ever known someone who acted humble in public, but behind the scenes, you knew he or she was full of pride? Any attempt to appear honorable was ruined by the terrible truth of the person’s real life. We correctly identify such behavior as hypocrisy. But, before you throw any stones, take a long look at your own mind and motives. Does your life truly reflect what’s in your heart?

How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye (Matthew 7:4-5).