I heard a statement that had a profound impact on me. A man from Burkina Faso made it.
“If a senior dies it is like a whole library has been destroyed.”
Many of us are seniors, but are we wise? Are we compassionate and understanding? How are we filling in the dash between our cradles and the grave? Perhaps you know I am referring to how a gravestone has the date of someone’s birth, a dash, and then the date they passed from this world.
The Bible teaches us that the older women should teach the younger, (Titus 2.4) surely we must have accumulated something worthwhile in our life experiences. Do we have the humility and kindness to help those behind us who are floundering? We all have different ways we can do it.
Are we writing books’ of value with our lives? ‘Only one life will soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.’
Let us pray for each other.