I had a rush of brains to the head last night, and I wanted to write it down before it left again.
Why is the leaven of the Pharisees so tempting? (It’s hypocrisy, btw).
Because. It’s so much EASIER to deal with the outside than the inside. And you can check off outside stuff on a list of, “this is what makes me a good person”. Did the thing? Check. Said the right words? Check.
It starts out as a way to self-judge and feel halfway competent, but like yeast, it grows into a place where you only check the outside and ignore the inside.
It’s tempting ’cause we want to know how we’re doing – and focusing on outside stuff tells us how we’re doing.
That’s not really the point of our lives, being shiny on the outside.