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Self-knowledge makes all the difference in the pursuit of holiness.  Hypocrisy is the first step to blindness. When one only tries to appear good in the eyes of others, it is just a matter of time before complacency sets in.  In my prayer, I must ask God for a clear vision of myself.  Only when I know myself truly can I seek the vision of the Lord for others.

O Lord, help me to know myself as you know me.  Keep me from the blindness that comes from hypocrisy.