Hypocrite And Person Word Study
hyp·o·crite noun 1: a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs. 2: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion. 3: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.
Origin of the word HYPOCRITE
Middle English ypocrite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin hypocrita, from GREEK hypokritēs ACTOR, hypocrite, from from the Greek hypokrinesthai.
Origin of the word PERSON
Middle English, from Anglo-French persone, from Latin persona ACTOR’S MASK, character in a play, person, probably from Etruscan phersu mask, from Greek prosōpa, plural of prosōpon face, mask.
So, we find the etymology of PERSON from the Latin “Persona” and the Greek “Prosopa” meaning the MASK of an ACTOR.
So, ALL of us … are Actors, and Hypocrites. We play different roles and we frequently talk out of both sides of our mouths. Our ego presents within our mind whatever mask and character that it needs to accomplish its own selfish and self-centered desires. We all need to be MORE AWARE of our CONSCIOUS thoughts, and behavioural actions.
The ego is out for itself (it’s self). The word ego means ME in Greek. Beware of your me (self), and look deep within for your true I AM (Self). Your higher consciousness. It’s a battle we have with ourselves. Like a horse and buggy. Your body is the buggy, your mind is the driver, and you direct and instruct the horse where to go. Yet, remember that the horse still has the ability to choose whether or not to listen to YOU, or go where it chooses … and may choose at will - at any moment - what he wishes to do or go regardless of your directives. Here is your ego. Train it well. Lead do not follow. Put your inner guidance to work … and find within you the eternal Spirit that drives your buggy.
Just a thought …
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.