Respect Life Series: How Do We Honor Our Seniors?

By Oretha Winston



In this aging population the elders of our society are not being honored. In the news we have questions of Medicare and end of life care. Each of these things should be treated with respect. After all, we all have hopes of getting older. We just need to follow simple rules to give them the dignity and respect that they need and are entitled too.

Do not expect old people to be much different from any other age. Some old people can become very childish; but, some young people are very childish also.

Give honor and respect to those who are old. Of course I feel that everyone in existence deserves honor and respect. I make it a practice to not despise any of God’s creatures, no matter how small or deformed or worn out. They may be having difficulty with the basics we take for granted but remember they deserve our patience and love

Learn to love older people. To love an older person comes closer to true love. Of course, it is a pleasure to deal with an old person who is sweet, lovely, intelligent, and self-sufficient. Anyone can do that. It takes real character to love those who don’t love us, and especially to love those who aren’t lovable.

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