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Journey Inward 2013

Journey Inward in 2013 Rabbi Benjamin Barnett’s Trustworthy Guide I don’t typically pay much attention to bumper stickers. But, en route to a meeting in Medford Oregon recently I noticed one that caught my eye and imagination: “Promote Spiritual Literacy: Journey Inward.” We all know about “literacy”—the ability to read and write competently. There’s computer literacy, and the more metaphorical emotional literacy. But, “spiritual literacy” caused a little inner jolt. It was suggestive, and impressed me right off as true. And, I sensed, the start of 2013 was a great occasion to make a renewed and a firmer commitment to
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Falling with Grace: The Call to Become a True Elder

In this visionary work, Rohr writes about the duties of the first half of life and then charts the adventures of the second half of life where spiritual maturity is the goal. Or to put it another way, the first stage is to create a strong container for identity whereas the second stage is to fill that container with the content of our deepest and fullest self. — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, reviewers of Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward:  A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life This is not a truth we want to hear, much less heed:  we
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