Part 9. Very few societies in history have shown less regard for honouring parents, and older people, than ours does. Why is this? There are a whole range of reasons, but underneath it all is this: our culture has no hope beyond death. We trumpet the value of youth to distract ourselves from dying.
When the promises of God became seemingly impossible, Abram and Sarai tried to engineer a result themselves. But our freedom and fruitfulness relies entirely on faith in God’s grace and kindness.
How do we navigate the different stages of life, ensuring we pursue the right things and finish well? Our culture often perceives ageing as an inevitable slide into irrelevance, but as followers of Jesus, our best days are ahead.