Unitarian Universalist meet Jan. 13

Published 6:55 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the Tryon Youth Center at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 13. Rev. Jean Rowe will speak on the topic, “Reflections on Maturity, Aging, and Soul-Work.”

Richard Rohr, in Falling Upward, says he hopes and believes that “a kind of second simplicity is the very goal of mature adulthood and mature religion.” He also calls it a “second naivete.”

Maybe that is what is meant by the biblical phrase “the scales fell from his eyes” – a reference to the conversion of Saul/Paul being able to see with new eyes.  I think that maturity means losing the illusions, defenses, pretenses, projections and external belief systems we accumulated during the first half of life.

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T. S. Eliot put it this way: “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Well, that is also know as soul-work: uncovering your deepest, truest Self, the Really, Really Me.

Feel free to come early to participate in setting up the service as well as to join in fellowship and refreshments. For information call 828-894-5776 or go to our website at uutryonnc.org.

The church is located on Rt. 176N in Tryon.

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by Dan Dworkin