Am I like them? Am I a hypocrite? Jesus contrasts the public show of the hypocrites with the "secret" worship of the disciple. This is not about no one ever knowing that you pray but about how your private and public life match up:
- Do others think I'm more generous than I actually am?
- Do I have a reputation for being "spiritual" that does not exist when I'm on my own?
- Would I be as willing to serve if no one ever knew what I'd done?