Why is “not practicing what you preach” such a serious deficiency in a Christian?

 

Agreement between one’s life and one’s witness is the first requirement for proclaiming the Gospel. Not practicing what you profess is therefore hypocrisy, a betrayal of the Christian duty to be “salt of the earth” and “light of the world”.

Paul was the one who reminded the Church in Corinth: “You show that you are a letter from Christ … written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts” (2 Cor 3:3). Christians themselves, not the things they say, are Christ’s “letters of recommendation” (2 Cor 3:2) to the world. (YOUCAT question 345-347)

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A Catholic priest studied pastoral theology (youth) at CIWA, Ph. Now, pastor of people of God at Saint Benedict's parish, Oloruntumo Ibadan building new Church. kindly help us, please! 2010299591 First bank. Thank U
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