Preaching the truth without practicing charity is a hollow, empty gesture. People know when we are not genuine. Even pius actions ring untrue when they are not experienced in love. Hypocrisy is poisonous. People expect Christians to be genuine.

It’s good to ask myself whether I truly am what I present myself to be. I want to be a person of integrity. There is no way to do this without God.

Dear Jesus, send me Your spirit of genuineness. May my actions match my words, and may my words reflect what lies in my heart.