Recently my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We’re a bit in shock. How does this happen? We feel like it’s been around 20 years. 50 means we’re really old no?
But the clock won’t be stopped. The only comfort is that we’re all aging, and at the same rate!
At a milestone we tend to take stock of our lives. Have we grown? Have we loved? Have we made a difference in the world? Or have we, as author C.S. Lewis put it, “merely continued”?
The encouraging thing is that even if we feel we’ve not lived significantly it’s not too late to change. A great place to start is to volunteer in a worthy program like food banks, senior care, prison work, or church outreach. Covid-19 is a mitigating factor, no doubt, but there is still a world of opportunity to “love your neighbour as you love yourself”.