Saturday, October 29, 2011

Musings on Hypocrisy, Repentance and Irony

Posted: 29 October 2011;

Yesterday my wife Birgitta stunned me by saying: "I do not understand how you can claim to be authentic and transparent with others and yet be phony with your wife." She had come into my upstairs office while I was at the computer and had just changed screens from a computer game when I heard her coming up the stairs. When she came in the door I feigned innocence by looking at a different screen. She can always tell when I feign innocence, but this time she let me have it!

No big deal? But it was.

She followed up that comment by reminding me of the time when Mormon Bishop Ferren L. Christensen called me "the biggest hypocrite he had ever met in his life." That was in summer 1957 and a major turning point in my then young life.

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