Am I elderly, Father?
The media reported an incident involving
an elderly man.
Their tone was sympathetic,
Sensitively implying that he was
unable to cope with trauma,
I should have appreciated the journalist’s tone—
But the ‘elderly man’ was younger than me!
Is that how others see me, Father?
Is that how you see me?
I admit my body is weakening.
I can do most of what I always did,
But it takes longer
And hurts more!
I want to stay young in my faith—
Mature in my understanding,
But young in my willingness to serve;
Young in my ability to adapt to new situations;
Young in my confidence to speak for you,
and to share my faith with others.
Keep me young, Father.
He fills my life with good things, so that I stay young and strong like an eagle. (Psalm 103: 5, GNT)