I am a hypocrite

I am a hypocrite.  If there was any doubt, I confirmed this last night.

Walking home from work at almost 7, I was grumbling.  I had a couple of errands to run before I could settle in for the evening. I knew my day today would be starting before 7.

Rachel greets me warmly when I walk in, and I grumble that I have to run to the store to get some “sticky-tack.”

She replies, “You mean ‘ticky’tack’?”

I like words – I like picking at words.

I don’t like other people picking at my words.

I went from grumbly to grumpty.  I couldn’t believe I was so bothered by a simple word play.

Then I got even more bothered that Rachel’s word play was meant in fun and it was exactly the kind of thing I enjoy doing to other people.  I stewed over being so bothered by something that I so enjoy doing to other people.

So, yes; I am a hypocrite. But I am working on it.

Want to join me?  Are there things that you do to other people that really frustrate, or worse, tick you off, when someone does to you? The first step toward changing something is recognizing it is there.

I am a hypocrite.  Perhaps I am not on my way to becoming a recovering hypocrite.

Published by Steve Heyduck

I am a United Methodist pastor, currently appointed as Pastor of OvillaUnited Methodist Church in Ovilla, Texas. I am also the husband of Rachel and father of 3 - Robbie, Eliza, and Liam. I am an ardent nonconstantian and a postmodern Christian. (I am also happy to talk with you about what these things mean to me)

4 thoughts on “I am a hypocrite

  1. I must confess that my enthusiasm for this entry fell off steeply when I realized that it had nothing to do with the title that I thought I saw in my RSS feeder: “I Am Kryptonite.” Wasn’t sure where you were going with that, but I was looking forward to reading it.

    Of course I’m a hypocrite. I’m a youth minister teaching spirituality and holy, centered living to young people. I’m continually not measuring up to my own bar.

  2. I do the same thing. Mel is not nearly as sarcastic as I am, but I often react poorly when she is.

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