There was once a little girl who knew the way to get just what she wanted from her daddy. If it was a pair of skates, or a new hat, she came rushing up to him as he sat in his easy chair, and nestling in his arms said, “Daddy, I love you so. You are the best daddy ever. I would just do anything for you.” Then, sooner or later, when she wanted something very badly, in the end Daddy would pay. There were other times when errands were waiting for someone to run them, or when Daddy was tired and wanted quiet, that his little girl seemed to forget how much she loved him.
Of course, she was just a thoughtless young lady, and not consciously hypocritical. She was also quite, quite human. Many of the sons and daughters of Adam find creeds easier than conduct, promises simpler than performance, and loving words cheaper than loving deeds.