Inauthenticity is a vicious cycle of a sin
Managing appearances without aligning what is underneath it turns the appearance into a malicious illusion; designed to betray what should have been good faith.
Maybe this is why Dante’s inferno places traitors (and, if we think of it, by extension – hypocrites) in the lowest level of hell. Betrayal directly tramples on supposedly faithful relationships.
The challenge with inauthenticity is that it deceptively creeps into us like molds on bread; it is what happens when we don’t pay the effort to be consistent. The convenience of BS-ing something out of thin air can tempt an intellectual to neglect the discipline of experiencing, understanding, and assessing.
Luke 11:42-46. But alas for you Pharisees, because you pay your tithe of mint and rue and all sorts of garden herbs and neglect justice and the love of God! These you should have practised, without neglecting the others.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 285: OCTOBER 12, 2022]