Senior citizens: Men and women who have a covered a long race in life and have reached the twilight years. Time to relax! Time to recall the bitter-sweet events and experiences of life!
Men and women who worked hard in farms and factories, in schools and colleges, as drivers and coolies, as housewives and housemaids, as cooks and caretakers, as nurses and doctors, as tailors and sailors, and priests and politicians – all varieties of life experiences.
We need to admire them for working and bringing up their children. We need to acknowledge their commitment and sacrifice to the family, community and the nation. They deserve our respect and love.
Let us give them a joyous space in our life so that they may feel wanted. We need to respect their needs and especially the need for their space in our life. Love and respect, concern and care are more than flower bouquets or annual embraces and birthday cakes
Fr Chacko SJ, Bognadih, Jharkhand