As I was writing on my son’s Facebook wall, I am reading now Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward for the fourth time (and I do not do this very often). It is one of the most meaningful books I have read in tears. Having had the privilege of meeting Fr. Rohr in person, this summer in Romania, the book makes even more sense to me now..Absolutely must reading for those who finished their teenage attempts to impress others and to build their basic identity.
Here is how this amazing presentation is introduced on YouTube:
Contemporary theologian and best selling author Richard Rohr spoke at TLU on Sunday, Sept. 25th in Jackson Auditorium. Rohr spoke from the content of his latest book, “Falling Upward”.
About the book: As we begin to embark on a further journey, one that involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, broadening horizons, and necessary suffering, we find that ‘falling down’ is actually the way that we move upward. Fr. Richard offers this new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life’s mysteries: how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us. You can find more information about Richard Rohr on his website http://www.fallingupwardbook.com.
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