By Michael W. Raley
Since hypocrisy abounds,
Let us check to ensure
That the love we profess for others is genuine
And not lip service to a self-righteous high ground.
For I too have been numbered with the hypocrites
And it is not a pleasant truth to face:
When you demand to be right at any costs,
You have hindered true compassion and grace.
I see my ugly flaws,
As they are in plain view.
I must work on myself
Before I should give any advice to you.
Before you speak, give yourself pause
And think about what you will do and say.
Consider the cause
Search your soul and consider your ways.