All in Aging

Prayer for Aging

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My grandmother recently sent me an email and casually expressed some of her woes about aging. I knew it wasn’t casual at all to her. I knew it was weighing on her heart.

Faith-based thinking can give us tremendous power in the face of life’s most challenging realities. We all age. We can do this by trusting the perfection of life or we can do it kicking and screaming, denying and fighting it. But we are only fighting ourselves.

My grandmother expressed concern for the increasing unreliability of her mind in her email to me. It was not without acceptance. Only I wish for her to bring total peace of mind to being 80 years old. To see the perfection of the whole of her life, including this moment where her capacity is changing.