Creating a Culture of Elderhood
Sermon by Curtis Murphy.
This week marks the summer solstice - the longest days of sunlight for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether this means rest and relaxation to you, or heightened activity, I hope you are able to find a moment to tune into this special time of the year - as well as finding ways to beat the heat!
This week we continue our series on life stages and transitions. Aging and elderhood have an ambiguous place in our culture. Most of us have probably been told at some point - maybe when we were children - to "respect our elders." But what does this mean? And what is an elder, anyway? Is it only a matter of age? And what is the relationship between age and wisdom? What do our notions of progress mean for our relationship with age? These are some of the questions we'll explore in the service this coming Sunday, as we wonder how to create and sustain a culture of healthy elderhood.
We will also take the occasion this Sunday to celebrate Pride and the importance of LGBTQ+ members of our communities.
Yours on the Journey, Curtis
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