Making Age Irrelevant   Leave a comment

shutterstock_74750959This article, Making Age Irrelevant by Ellen Shank Collins, was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is now available on JHS-online.  In it Ellen challenges us to look beyond age, for ourselves and others, in setting life expectations. 

“Never record ages,” writes Mrs Eddy in Science and Health, the textbook of Christian Science.  An explanation is given further down the same page: “Life is eternal.”  Age isn’t a factor in eternal living.  Does this concept seem too radical a standpoint for everyday use?  Evidently not.

Today the attitude on age is shifting, which indicates perhaps a higher degree of understanding of eternal Life, God.  People see more clearly now that age isn’t necessarily an accurate indicator of mental or physical capacity.  Would it be all that surprising to hear of a twenty-nine-year-old university president or of a seventy-year old college student?  Rigid restrictions relating to age are breaking down.  Age is beginning to be perceived as less relevant.

To be lasting, this emerging concept needs to be substantiated by more than just a thought trend.  Christian Science challenges the process of deterioration.  It teaches that there’s a spiritual, scientific basis for proving the irrelevancy of age, a basis found in the Bible … Read more …


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