Tuesday, March 6, 2012

An ageing population

Tuesday 6th March 2012
After the frost
On the phone in connection with funerals and the deanery pilgrimage.  Over to Otterburn for an hour's Lent group talking about issues raised by the prospect of an ageing population.  As Christians, we have a particular responsibility to offer people hope throughout their lives and to encourage every individual to flourish at every stage.  I remember a bedridden old lady who had led an active life as a tomato grower.  When I suggested that she might be missing the outdoor life, she contentedly replied "I've had the outdoor part of my life, and now I'm having the indoor part."

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