One of the subtlest of snares for a catechist is that of hypocrisy. A serious Christian, one full of zeal to follow Christ and to teach others about him, may easily get so caught up in his mission that the inner spring or spirit of his life no longer connects with what he is doing outwardly. Because the handing on of a living faith is as much about the catechist’s conversion as it is that of the student, we really cannot afford the luxury of hypocrisy—of looking good at the expense of being good.
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