Pretense, meaning the impeccable excuse, is a characteristic of Christians when they pretend to want something, but reality is quite different.
It is inevitable of course, that prehistoric behavior gradually leads to the wrong judgment and appreciation of things, and ultimately results in a distancing from the truth and practice of applied faith, inertia and lack of interest in the progress of awareness of God.
This pretentious attitude is analyzed by Christ Himself on account of a statement made by an anonymous Jew during a meal described by Evangelist Luke in chapter 14. The main characteristic of veiled attitude is the deprivation and ultimately the loss of the precious things God has prepared.
Here is explained why the reasoning of the centurion, the providence and inventiveness of Zaccheaus, the pursuit of the Samaritan woman and the choice of the right moment in every important daily act, constitute the foundation stone of every success that covers and satisfies today but at the same time lives a door open to the future.