Archive for January, 2010

This, for me, is a new area to experiment in. Life I believe should be full of experimenting and learning,  and in fact the whole of life is a process of   ‘life- long- learning.’  To me it is part of  the meaning  of ‘discipleship.’

It is also good however to keep on making new beginnings. We need to keep building on ‘the old.’   I’m reminded of the phrase in  Sydney Carter’s   song- ‘  It’s from the old I travel to the new, keep me travelling along with you.’

Life is also about sharing, and the more we can share with others, the better  it is. An  American  book,  called ‘ From Age-ing to Sageing,’ has appealed to me a lot.  Whilst there is always a danger that older people might reminisce a  great deal  to people who are not interested,  there is a role for us  to share  wisdom or sage-ism that  has  been  acquired  over  many  years  and  through  many different kinds of experiences.  There should also be a willingness on our part to give advice to anyone who would like it.

Needless to say, if  I am able to help in any way, do not hesitate to ask!


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