The Ledger of Lakeland, Fla., is succinct in summarizing the situation:
Why can’t preachers always practice what they preach? Because they’re all sinners, just like the rest of us. Why can’t the bigger sinners among them at least avoid preaching what they don’t practice? That’s a better question. If they did, maybe we wouldn’t have so much hypocrisy to talk about.
Don’t preach what you don’t practice.