All my life, I have been so devoted to caring for others that I have often neglected my own needs. Loving my old soul means having compassion for my frail and feeble state. It’s time to be good to myself, accepting my frailty, forgiving myself for wrongs I have done to others and the foolish choices I made in my life.
—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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“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
—Luke 10:27, NRSV
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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