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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine. Jesus encounters - cultivating 'holy discernment' with Fraser Dyer
Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 10:15 to 16:00 (GMT)
A Led Reflective Day at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine
The Christian life is one about imitating Jesus. What, then, can we learn from the gospels about his encounters with people that might help us to relate better to one another and the wider world? In particular, how can the followers of the one who taught, ‘Judge not, lest ye be judged,’ follow his example of non-judgementalism?
This day offers an opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful and redemptive encounters Jesus had with those most disapproved of by the social elite of his day, as well as on the parables he told to challenge religious judgementalism. We will consider how to curb our tendency toward rash judgement and cultivate instead a ‘holy discernment’ rooted in love of one’s neighbour.
‘When we genuinely believe that inner transformation is God’s work and not ours, we can put to rest our passion to set others straight’– Richard Foster
Fraser Dyer is an Anglican priest in inner-city London. He was previously a trainer and consultant in the not-for-profit sector, and has run many workshops in the UK and Europe as well as further afield. He is the author of Why Do I Do This Every Day? Finding meaning in your work, and his most recent book is Who Are We To Judge? Empathy and discernment in a critical age (SPCK, 2015).