One of the few books written for later life is by Frits de Lange, Loving Later Life: An Ethics of Aging. … De Lange defines loving later life as “accepting the call into the no-man’s land of old age and surrendering oneself heartily to the opportunity of deepening the experience of being alive—up to death.” Unlike de Lange, I write not as a researcher or a scholar of later life but as one who is experiencing being ninety. Despite some diminishment, I am still “vital and green” (Ps. 92:14, NLT).
—Richard L. Morgan, Light of Setting Suns: Reflecting on Realities and Mysteries at Ninety Years of Life (Upper Room Books, 2021)
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Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green.
—Psalm 92:14, NLT
Prayer for the Week
Lord of all ages, I feel blessed that you have given me these
bonus years. Help me to live each day as if it were my last,
redeeming whatever time remains. Amen.
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Find out how author Richard L. Morgan has stayed resilient into his 90s despite the many losses that accompany later life. Read more about him here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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