In The Present And Accounted For

By Sr. Nun Other

I visited someone this week, two years younger, who embraces life with enthusiasm. She’s an artist, loves to travel, and is a natural teacher who uses her gifts to help others. This time, she spoke of growing old and not handling it well. High blood pressure, a sudden onset of eye floaters, and a back-related fall recently required medical assistance. All of the medical personnel she encountered were young and used the phrase “this is quite common in a woman your age.” Ouch. Then information from Medicaid arrived in my mail. I understand her struggle. I went (go) through it myself. While singing the Wednesday’s morning office, I encountered these encouraging words: They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. Psalm 92:13,14

To all of us of a certain age – isn’t a sunset every bit as beautiful as a sunrise and just as essential?

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Photo By Sr. Huai-Kuang Miao

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