By REV. LUNA L. DINGAYAN
“Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; Wisdom offers you long life; Wisdom can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it.” — Proverbs 3:15-18
Month of the Elderly
I planned to write reflections on the elderly last month, but this was overtaken by other pressing concerns. Since October has been designated as the month of the elderly, I would not like to let it pass without having written something on this matter. Of course, this does not mean that we only remember the elderly in October. Genuine concern for them should be shown everyday. It should be done not only by giving discounts in terms of transportation and medical care. But more importantly by restoring the kind of respect and recognition traditionally accorded to them by our society.
It is important to note that traditionally the elderly are consulted whenever decisions are made affecting one¡¦s life, family or society. Traditionally, the advice of the elderly are seriously considered whenever major decisions in life are made simply because of the assumption that they have already been there, and they already know better how life should be. Read the rest of this entry →