Greendale Ecumenical Group – Spring Study “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr

The Greendale Ecumenical Group is beginning its Spring Study series which will explore the work of Richard Rohr and his book “Falling Upward”. The series will be online at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings beginning April 23rd and run for 5 weeks.

A review from notes of Rphr’s work:

In the revised and updated edition of Falling Upward, Richard Rohr seeks to help readers come to terms with the two halves of life. In this book, Rohr teaches us that we can’t understand the meaning of “up” until we have fallen “down.” More importantly, Rohr describes what “up” can look like in the second half of life.

Most of us tend to think of the second half of life in chronological terms, but this book proposes a different paradigm. Spiritual maturity is found “when we begin to pay attention and seek integrity” through a shift from our “outer task” to the “inner task.” What looks like falling down can be experienced as falling upward—and is not necessarily connected with aging. This new edition focuses on practical guidance that you can use to live a life of love and meaning in a world of suffering and challenge. Falling Upward is an invitation to living the gospel and a call to ongoing transformation.

  • Gain a spiritual perspective on the “the common sequencing, staging, and direction of life’s arc” and learn how to bring forth your gifts in the second half of life
  • Grapple with difficult feelings, fears, and emotions associated with “great love and great suffering”
  • Learn how we “grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right” Understand why so many of us resist falling into the second half of life

For a link to the online discussion CLICK HERE.