Masters of Self-Deception

One of the great lessons of Sigmund Freud is that our minds are masters of self-deception. We don't see ourselves very accurately. We like to paint pretty pictures of ourselves, justifying, denying, or avoiding the hard truths we'd rather not face.

I was reminded of this reading Psalm 36, a description of the wicked:
In their own eyes they flatter themselves
too much to detect or hate their sin.
We are masters of self-deception, flattering ourselves to the point where we cannot detect our sin or come to hate it.

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