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Hypocrite or Follower?

Are you a hypocrite?  The word hypocrite comes from the Greek hypokritḗs which means 'stage actor', one who pretends to be what he is not.  I have teenagers and have worked with hundreds of them.  The word hypocrite gets thrown around like old spice in a navy ship before shore leave.  A lot of times, it is applied incorrectly, but most of the times the kids have got us dead to rights...we are acting like hypocrites. 
Are you a follower? The word follower comes from the Old English word folgere which meansretainer,servant, or discipline. The actual definition states that it is a person who accepts or imitates the teachings of another.  The implication of this word is one who has a personal relationship with the teacher.
In the past few days, I have been contemplating the story of the Good Samaritan and the Passion of the Christ. 

In the story of the Good Samaritan, we see three characters approach a dying, bloody man.  Two of them, highly religious people, cross to the other si…