Dear Folks -
Some people never grow up. They just grow old.
This talk is about growing up in both the spiritual and psychological sense.
Paradoxically, we do so by returning to our true selves, to the people we are called to be.
I've been basing these talks on what is known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. We are more often than not either the younger son or the elder brother, or some combination of both of them. What we are called to do is to move beyond this identity and become "compassionate Holy Mystery" ourselves.
The full text I used is below. The audio version, to be found on the Ordinary Life website is somewhat different. You can find the presentations slides I used on the website as well.
To download a copy of the talk in pdf format click here Download 7:8:12 - Summary
To download the presentation slides in pdf format click here Download 7:8:12 - Grow Up
To download the audio click here Download 20120708 - Mp3