Aging II

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. (Betty Friedan, late writer and activist)

The condition of so many elderly people is really sad to see. For some, it’s simply unmanageable issues related to health. For others, it seems to be a loss of will and a darkened perspective. How much better for those who see aging as simply a moving into new phases of life, gaining of unique opportunities for mental growth and service to others. Perhaps, this could be their prayer:

And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing. (Psalm 71:9)