Some mornings I wake up look in the mirror and wonder how a middle aged man took over my life and body. So I'm 42, watching my eldest child prepare for university next year, and wondering what the second half of my life holds.
The first half, getting an education, working through two careers, paying off students debts, and raising a family took the last 25 years of my life. And they have gone far too quickly.
Where most of us tend to think of the second half of life (including me) as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, Richard Rhor has been encouraging me that there is more in this part of life to grow in than the last.
He explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness and offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens, where loss is gain. Rhor is a Franciscan friar ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church, and regular contributing writer for Sojourners and magazine.