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|Old Age Adds Value|
Old Age adds value!
Be grateful for your sisters who are old. Be open to them that you may learn from them.
Their serenity and peace speak to you of God's faithfulness.
Their wisdom, born of experience, and their sense of humour, tells you about the world, about life:
Life is not something to be grasped, but a gift, always new, to be received and shared.
In a world orientated towards power and success, a world which tends to consider people only for their achievements, they reveal to you the true meaning of poverty and of rootedness in Christ:
To be is more important than to have, to be for Christ, rooted in Love, is more important than to do.
And when they are no longer pre-occupied with their own usefulness, they render a service which was not planned: they become teachers.
They teach you about your illusions of immortality, and invite you to enter into creative contact with your own ageing.
Ageing is no longer to be feared: it is the beginning of a promise, the promise of a new life, the fulness of God, who is All.
Only in the depths of your heart, in quietness and prayer, will you discover your own capacity for the Light, Life and Love that is the fulness of God.