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Falling Upward

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr Falling Upward by Richard Rohr

Zoom (Noon time) study – Monday May 10th – June 14th (break on Memorial Day, May 31st)

In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr--the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation--offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life’s mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and religious texts, the author explores the two halves of life to show that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Rohr takes you on a journey to understand how the heartbreaks and disappointments of life are steppingstones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store.

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(May 10th)

1. The Two Halves of Life (Steps & Stages of God & Religion)

2. The Hero & Heroine’s Journey

(May 17th)

3. The First Half of Life (Conditional & Unconditional Love, Holding a Creative Tension, First Half Done Poorly, discharging Your Loyal Soldier)

4. The Tragic Sense of Life (The “Tragic” Natural World, The Great Turnaround)

(May 24th)

5. Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone

6. Necessary Suffering (All Creation “Groans” (Romans 8:22))

7. Home & Homesickness

(June 7th)

8. Amnesia & the Big Picture (“Heaven” & “Hell”)

9. A Second Simplicity (Anxiety & Doubt)

10. A Bright Sadness

(June 14th)

11. The Shadowlands (Depression & Sadness)

12. New Problems & New Directions (Loneliness & Solitude, Both-And Thinking)

13. Falling Upward (Mirroring)