Thursday, September 13, 2012

Problems or Virtues?

The political races have underscored the problems facing the retirement set. Those do need to be addressed. However, are those years to be each retiree’s “20-year vacation?” Jesuit Edward Vacek wonders about that.

“Many gerontologists, under the influence of individualism, affluence and secularism, encourage retirees to enjoy to the hilt their new found release from responsibilities. Their message is a far cry from that of Christianity in the past which encouraged the elderly to practise resignation, self-sacrifice and religious trust.”    “What virtues should Christians today recommend?”
Read Fr. Vacek's suggestions.
Wiki-image by Gerrit of Chelsea Pensioners Great Hall used by CC BY-SA 3.0.

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