First Aging Plan Step: Check Your Attitude
Frank Fein, director of senior adult ministries and educational services at The Baptist Home, laments the negative connotation old age has developed in society despite signs to the contrary being abundant. He encourages his readers to note that many studies have found a correlation between people's attitudes towards aging and their health while aging. And, he argues, if the studies are not proof enough, there is always the Bible. For example, in Romans 12:2, Paul says not to be "conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Fein points out this line, and several others, can be interpreted in terms of aging: don't accept society's view that aging is a negative process; take it upon yourself to stay engaged.
Word & Way, May 11, 2011
Written By: Frank Fain