Institutions fail, ideas fail, people fail, we fail. We especially fail at failure, despite lifetimes of practice. What if success and failure aren’t quite what we think they are? What if success and failure are stations on a journey rather than mutually exclusive opposites? What if failure doesn’t keep us from success – what if failure is the secret road that leads to success? What if we must fail in order to succeed? Paradoxically, this is precisely the message of the Cross and of the world’s most progressive and “successful” companies.
Come, hear what Jesus and the Harvard Business School have to say about messing up. Can we befriend our failures rather than allowing them to define us? Can we see and love ourselves just as God does? After all, in this life, everything is broken. Isn’t that how the light gets in?
This retreat with Rev. Strong will be held Monday-Friday, September 11-15. Suggested donation $450
Rev. William “Dawg” Strong – Preacher, Teacher, & Spiritual Friend – offers retreats, workshops and preaching that explores the intersection of daily life, scripture, and contemplative living, with a particular interest in practices of Christian mindfulness. Rev. Dawg believes in the power of beauty, the importance of kindness, and the need for quiet. He reads poetry. He likes trees. He loves his family, his dogs, and living near the Blue Ridge Mountains.