hy·poc·ri·sy/hiˈpäkrisē/nounnoun: hypocrisy; plural noun: hypocrisiesthe practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.
Hypocrisy is way more of a sin than any of the seven original deadlies. It does fit in with wrath, avarice, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony in that you’re mostly hurting yourself. Like the others, you end up looking really bad in the process. Hypocrisy has the potential to be as destructive as wrath and avarice when it afflicts people in positions of power. It’s also very common in today’s world where accountability seems to be lost in many places.
“Actions speak louder than words.”“Show me, don’t tell me.”“Walk the talk.”“Lead by example.”“Do as you say.”