Dear Folks -
What do we turn to when things fall apart? That is the question I deal with in the talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week. Our culture encourages us to turn to success and winning as a way to defend ourselves from the inevitable difficulties of being human. I quote some statistics on what people make and then deal in depth with the personality type our culture encourages us to have. There is nothing wrong with being successful and reaching goals so long as we do not lose our integrity and the truth in the process. The talk begins and ends with a powerful prayer I got from Richard Rohr. As is often the case, I think the spoken version is better than the text. Nonetheless what follows is the full text that I used for the talk.