Seniors Have a Lot to Offer

| Wednesday, October 26, 2011
By Bella Angelina Tinto

I have heard many times, that wisdom comes from experience. As we journey through life, we encounter various situations. Some of these situations may baffle us. Of course, the first place to turn is to God and his word for answers. God provides us with support. We in some societies, the elderly and their beliefs have value. People listen and care for the mature. They want the elders to enjoy their later years in comfort. These seniors have authority. In Leviticus 19:32, the Lord says, "Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord." God takes this seriously and so should we.

Senior citizens who follow God deserve a great deal of honor. While our culture highly values youth, the gray hair of an older individual is a crown of glory, if the individual is living a righteous life. What is honor? Honor means to treat with respect or favor. Why should we honor the elderly? Honoring the elderly is not just a matter of good manners or following the norms of society. Honoring our elders is a statute of God. Therefore, one reason that we should honor the elderly is because God commands us to do so.

They left the king to wade through the mountain of information they had collected.

Several days later the king summoned his wise men. They were confident that the king had found what he was seeking and were anxious to hear his reaction. The king told the men that he did not find the answer he wanted and sent them forth again with instructions not to return until they found the truth. Many years later they returned with even more material than they had assembled the first time, a cart full of books and scrolls collected from all corners of the Earth.

For several weeks the king searched through the material, again he summoned his wise men. As they waited apprehensively he gave them the news, they had still not found the wisdom of the ages. Again they left the kingdom in a quest for something that would satisfy the king. After a short time they returned and met with the king. The king was puzzled that they had returned so quickly, and they did not have any material with them. They explained that they had decided to come up with their own answer. They presented the king with a small scrap of paper.

The king studied the paper for several minutes, stood and proclaimed that this was indeed the wisdom of the ages--the truth of life. The sentence on the paper simply said, "There isnt any free lunch." Wisdom of the ages is nothing more than a series of lifetimes where the collective soul amasses information. While many times history does repeat itself, it is the lessons of the personal soul and experiences that need to be listened to. Even though most human beings do not remember one incarnated life to another, the soul does carry an imprint of its past lives. This will create soul remembrances that may make little sense to you on a conscious level. Often, these memories are intended to speak to you so that you continue to push your life onto the most efficient, intelligent path that you can follow. They help to design your future.

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