One tragedy of our modern day world, at least in the United States, is that we seem to disregard the elderly and abandon them in homes and hospitals. Then, we are constantly too busy to visit those that we love for whatever reason — work, sports obligations, shopping, family activities (that exclude the elderly). I’ve heard some people even admit that they ignore their aging relatives because being around them makes them feel uncomfortable — especially those who are dying. They smell weird. They say strange things. They get tired easily.

They remind us of death.

Though we like to profess that we are more knowledgeable than our ancestors before us, sometimes I wonder if perhaps our knowledge is disconnected with the things that really matter.

Because, finally, the only things that really matter is God and our connections with other people.

Have a beautiful Sunday!