Or, as the founder of this program explained, “It’s the experience of life in a multigenerational, interdependent, richly complex community that, more than anything else, teaches us how to be human.”
Do we really need help learning how to be human? Maybe so, as we see 2 Timothy 3:1-7 play out across the nation and around the world.
But it strikes me that this story is really about children with their lives stretching out before them, loaded with the hope of lifelong happiness – and about the elderly, with their lives stretching out behind them, any remaining hope of happiness just about dashed.
What a shame it is to look at it this way. Because after all, at least some of these old folk are standing on the threshold of something far more wonderful than anything this life has to offer: the ultimate, permanent and supremely joyful eternity awaiting anyone who belongs to Jesus Christ.
Doesn’t this suggest that what’s really important, for people of any age, is to embrace the confident expectation of a heavenly eternity?
I wish the best for all those involved in this project. Even more, I pray that each one will repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, so they can all look forward to everlasting joy in His kingdom.