7 February 2024 - 21 February 2024
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Blind to Being Blind: St John’s Gospel and the Revelation of Self-Deception
presented by Dr Robert Tilley
In the Gospels Jesus condemns the hypocrisy of the corrupt religious authorities in Jerusalem, and as He does so He warns the Apostles of the danger of falling into the same corruption. It is John’s Gospel that more is revealed as to the nature of hypocrisy, namely a blindness to being blind. A blindness that is, in fact, intended. Deeper still, this intention is itself conveniently intended to be covered up, conveniently forgotten. Herein lies the power of self-deception, the self-serving lies we tell ourselves in order to justify being ‘double’. ‘Hypocrisy’ is not the same thing as failing to live up to our morals, we all fail, hence the need for Confession. Rather it is the intention to be double; to be one thing in one’s heart, and another in one’s speech. By way of an engagement with the Gospel of John we will explore the theme of self-deception, how it operates in the personal, the political, and in matters spiritual.
Wednesdays February 7, 14, 21 – 10am-noon
Cost $90 please register and pay here.
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Venue: The Crypt
St Patrick’s Church
20 Gosvenor Street The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000
Enter the Crypt via a gate east of the Church entrance (a few metres down the hill in Grosvenor St).