As I read my daily devotion, I was struck by this comment.
As we deal with the elderly, we must do so with patience and compassion. Most of them have made significant sacrifices to raise their families, to defend their country and to make an honest living. In their golden years they deserve to be treated with respect.
If you have elderly parents, take time to be involved in their lives. Listen to their stories (even if you’ve heard then a hundred times before); sympathize with their aches and pains; look for opportunities to make their lives a little easier. If your parents are no longer alive, perhaps there is an elderly neighbor or someone at church who could benefit from your attention. We are not judged by how we treat the strong and powerful but by how we respect the weak and helpless. Besides, having made an investment of time and interest in an elderly person, you may discover that the return on your investment was greater than the investment itself.
Treat the elderly as a nonrenewable resource; they are!
Have you been out of touch with your parents? Today is the day to give them a call. Send them a letter or drop in and visit. If there are fences to mend, get your repair kit out before its too late.
Don't let Mike Rutherford's Living Years be your story.