Man, how accurately does this passage describe the church today. We love to look great on the outside, but inside we are rotting away. Really, it describes all of American society. We're gilded. We love to look great on the outside, but we care very little about the reality. We'll dive ourselves deep into debt so we can have a nice car and a nice house.
This idea permeates all of how we live, though. It's sad. I'd like to say I'm different, but I'm no better. I love to give people a good impression, and not talk about my struggles. But I struggle just as much if not more than most people. JM