I suspect that we all know people, politicians and newspapers that 'compare, compete, conflict, conspire, condemn, cancel out any contrary evidence and then crucify with impunity -- the seven C' s of delusion often sacralised as needed to 'make the world safe for democracy' or 'to save souls for heaven'. In our book club discussion of Father Richard Rohr's book, Falling Upward , he contrasts that with what he sees as the more inclusive, Big Picture thinking in which, "one God creates all and loves all, both Dodgers and Yankees, blacks and whites, Palestinians, Jews, Americans and Afghanis."
I suspect that we would all agree with him if he added that God also loves those that liked the book and those that didn't! That is just as well as of all the books we have read over the last five years, I believe this one has created the most disagreement. The main thrust of the book was that the first half of life is about striving to establish our identities. The second half was about striving to find spiritual joy and the only way of doing that was by building on our failures, fallings and disappointments of the first half.
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