Insights, even from the inauthentic, can still lead to good
When a virtuous insight is shared by a hypocrite or an evil person, it can be challenging to reconcile the message with the messenger.
It is important to recognize that the messenger may not always be an embodiment of the message they are sharing. Despite this, the message itself can still hold value and provide insights that can be useful and inspiring. In this way, the insight can take on a life of its own and be appreciated by those who hear it, regardless of who the messenger may be.
Maybe the invitation for us is to hold ourselves accountable to the virtues we claim to live, even if the messengers turn out to be hypocrites.
Matthew 23:1-12. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-066: MARCH 7, 2023]