A Special Opportunity — Falling Upward Study Groups in November

Len Delony1Whether or not you’ve been able to hear Tom McDermott’s current series on “A Spirituality of Falling” in the eleven:eleven celebration service, please join us during November when there will be some special opportunities to join with others who are reading Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward. It will be an unrushed time to share thoughts about Richard Rohr’s book, Tom’s reflections on “Falling” and related personal experiences…

If you have questions, contact me (ldelony@myfumc.org) at 817/939-4593.

Grace and peace,

Len

11.4 – 11.18 Falling Upward Book Study Group

Wednesdays | 10:00 – 11:00 am | Room 230
Led by Dr. Len Delony

11.8 – 11.29 Falling Upward Book Study Group

Sundays | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Room 230
Led by Dr. Len Delony

PS — Here is one of my favorite songs about falling…

Below are quotes from Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward.

“Home is both the beginning and the end.
Home is not a sentimental concept at all,
but an inner compass and a North Star at the same time.”
— Richard Rohr

“Our naïve sense of entitlement and overreaction against all limits to our freedom
are not serving us well as parents and marriage partners,
not to speak of our needed skills
as employees, students, etc.”
— Richard Rohr

“Our Western dualistic minds do not process paradoxes very well.
Without a contemplative mind, we do not know how to hold creative tensions.
We are better at rushing to judgment and demanding a complete resolution to things
before we have learned what they have to teach us.
This is not the way of wisdom…”
— Richard Rohr 

“Every time God forgives us,
God is saying that God’s own rules
do not matter as much as
the relationship that God wants to create with us.
— Richard Rohr

“We may spend our whole life climbing the ladder of success, only to find when we get to the top that our ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”
— Thomas Merton (as quoted in Falling Upward)

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