Growing old with grace

I was very taken with a passage written by Doris Grumbach (American Writer) on growing old with grace. She encapsulated something wonderful about God and faith too.

Growing old with grace must mean that somehow our resentments, selfishness, ambitions, and grudges diminish. Compassion, understanding and sympathy take their place…….We sense the spiritual in our friends. We suspect God is in them and in us. Growing old with grace is surrendering vanity and the strident will, for the heart. As the Greek proverb says, “The heart that loves is always young.”

A beautiful thought for a Sunday morning.

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4 Responses to Growing old with grace

  1. Graham says:

    If compassion, understanding and sympathy take the place of selfishness etc how come so many of us oldies write angy letters to the Daily Mail letters page then?
    just a thought **chuckle**

  2. freda says:

    Perhaps it is righteous anger against injustice? That is the only thing I can think. As for now, I shall enjoy sharing the “chuckle”.

  3. lc says:

    My mother at 90 is my role model for growing old with grace. I think her secret is just that — grace, God’s grace. She has always been a giving, unselfish person, but during my lifetime I have watched her understanding and compassion in action grow as she has depended more and more on God’s grace to meet her own daily challenges.

  4. freda says:

    What a lovely memory to have of her

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