Over the next few generations, the worldwide proportion of older people is expected to increase tenfold. Here in Canada - almost one in every three citizens has celebrated a 50th birthday. What will a graying population mean? In this episode, we look at the issue of senior care from our Christian perspective.
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When looking around for resources to meet the needs of aging, there’s some great advice from the Bible:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” An exchange of physical weakness for spiritual strength that actually affects living. Can that cover the unselfishness needed to care for an elder? Can that cover the patience an elder needs to have with their own disappointments?
Let’s face it, old age brings with it far more uncertainty than any of us want. “I can do all things” is a mantra required for living. “Doing all things with Christ” is a tool that equips us for challenges, including aging. Just like we prepare physical bodies, there’s spiritual work to be done for the challenges of aging.
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