Aging II

Growing old is compulsory—growing up is optional. (Bob Monkhouse, late English entertainer)

The days, months, and years keep adding up. You can’t slow them down, speed them up, or stop them altogether. When you were growing up, your parents might have said, “Act your age,” because you were being childish. Perhaps the same challenge should be given to some older folks who haven’t been acting as mature adults. So, regardless of the years, act your age.

Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is. (Psalm 39:4)