THERE IS A SENSE of urgency about preserving one’s faith story in the later years. It is sad when older people wait too long to achieve this task. As the writer of Ecclesiastes stated, “Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them'” (Ecclesiastes 12:1). We might well rephrase those words in this way: Remember … your story in the days when you can write it down, before the inevitable losses of old age come, and you can no longer fulfill that task.
– Richard L. Morgan
Remembering Your Story
From page 25 of Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography by Richard L. Morgan. Copyright © 2002 by Richard L. Morgan. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
Romans 8:14, NRSV
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