What some call the “gray tsunami” has swept upon us. … Medical science has extended our life span beyond our fondest dreams. At times, I pinch myself to convince myself I am really ninety years old. …
It is only through the life of the Spirit that we discover why we have lived so long. I have learned that living this long means accepting whatever that oldest age brings and deepening these years with enrichment and joy.
—Richard L. Morgan, Light of Setting Suns: Reflecting on Realities and Mysteries at Ninety Years of Life (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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So teach us to count our days
that we may gain a wise heart.
—Psalm 90:12 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord of love, grant me courage to accept my trials, learn to
endure them with patience, and realize that such courage
and faith create character. Amen.
Prayer by Richard L. Morgan
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What does it mean to live a contemplative life? In Everyday Contemplative, Roger Owens challenges readers to expand their definition of contemplative living to encompass all ways of seeking to be more open, available, and responsive to God. Learn more here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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