Thank you for joining us in this live online Thought Leaders Forum as Dr. James Perry and a distinguished panel of Urantia Book students explore the spiritual meaning and value of adversity and disappointment. This event is sponsored by UrantiaUniversity Institute and the Urantia Foundation Education Committee.
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
SUMMARY STATEMENT BY THE PRESENTER:
“Even as mortals, so have these angels been father to many disappointments, and they will point out that sometimes your most disappointing disappointments have become your greatest blessings.” 48:6.36 (555.4)
Progress is the watchword of the universe. Adversity and disappointment are tools provided to us in mercy and grace by the heavenly Father to ensure that we continue to progress spiritually. Adversity rescues us from our comfort zones and disappointment stimulates us to change as we experience adversity. It is a value given to us because of the relativity of our concept frame which must continually give rise to higher and higher concepts.
Dr. Perry will also share some personal insights gained as a result of a very recent crisis, which he says has resulted in an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the spiritual qualities being taught to us by our loving Father.
The presentation will be followed by a robust question and answer session moderated by Gard Jameson, with panelists Steve Dreier, Katharina Becker, and Sherry Cathcart Chavis.