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A treasure often overlooked

Pastor's corner

POSTED: November 29, 2010 10:06 a.m.

Bishop Julian Jones

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It has been my prayer that as this article is read you all had a joyful Thanksgiving and the choicest blessing of God was upon you, and everyone is giving thanks with a grateful heart.
There are times when we as a society get caught up in the advancements of our culture and either intentionally or unintentionally fail to realize the value and wisdom of our senior citizens.
Advancements in modern medicine have made it possible to have a long, quality life and some of us are blessed to have our parents, grandparents or someone who has impacted our life in some way still living. It maybe a teacher or friends who gave us sound advice that helped us become the people we are today.
My encouragement to you is to value and appreciate that treasure while you can.
Sometimes these treasures can be found in our convalescent centers, retirement communities, at one of your favorite restaurant, your place of worship, your workplace or even your home. When you find one of these treasures do these three things; appreciate, listen and apply. If you do those three things something said may be useful in your life.
Leviticus 19:32 says “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God, I am the Lord.”
If we as a society heed that advice, maybe when we reach that point in life someone won’t overlook us. Think about it.

Jones is pastor and presiding prelate of Mt. Carmel Worship Centers Higher Dimensions Christian Fellowship, and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County

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