What is on the surface must match what is on the inside to be Truth. The Pharisees loved only the outside: the honor, the appearance of 'right.' They knew what to do but their hearts never engaged with their outside actions. Avoiding the hard heart-work of living inside out, created a self-righteousness that kept others away from the Truth. Jesus said the fruit of that sort of living is woe. It is an easy way out that looks good and feels horrible!
We all long to live a life of joy and blessing, not woe. So, let's commit to bringing out heart into the day-to-day--engaging our hearts thoroughly. Let's not skate through the day failing to notice what is underneath the things we do and see. When we trust God to love us wholly, we become 'real' and help others to enter in as well. Our actions must flow from a heart fixed on the integral beauty of Jesus Christ that our lives will bring blessing in a world of woe!