Thought for Today

Lendonwood Gardens Gate Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins
Lendonwood Gardens Gate
Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

–Satchel Paige

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8 thoughts on “Thought for Today”

  1. I love this question. My friend often asks it. I reckon I am about 40. I feel I have been here a long time but I feel strong and well. How old do you guys feel and I wonder if Callie has an opinion?

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    1. Somewhere in my 20’s because I still have so much to learn. Don’t want to actually be 20 though. In my 40’s there were days I felt 80 until I figured out the gluten thing and started a daily yoga practice. I think “feeling your age” or not has a lot to do with how you take care of your body and of course your attitude toward aging. The last few days Callie’s been running around acting like a kitten so I think she’s good. She’s become a mouser since we moved out in the country and I think she’s found new meaning in life. 🙂 I’ll try to get Bob to answer this. That should be interesting.

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    2. Hi Sharon,

      Sorry it took a few days for me to respond to your question. Genie said she promised to try to get me to respond, but since you follow our blogs you know I’ve been busy with the announcement of my new Kindle book. Hope you got your free copy.

      Okay, so the question, as I see it, is how old would I be if it were not for the restrictions of our human calendar and human belief systems. That’s simple for me, with the strange way I interpret the Christian Scriptures as I do,. I’m perpetually stuck in my mid-thirties (apx. 35) and, except when I slip off my diet or exercise program, that is definitely the age I usually feel.

      You may ask: “What is this guy talking about? How is this related to his Christian, or any other faith?”

      Simple, Jesus said that he came to give us life and to give it more abundantly. Paul explained that Jesus gave his life (and died) that we all might live. The Christ’s human life was thus cut short in what is known as our human “prime” of life, which point is the beginning of mid-life for most. Therefore, as a matter of faith, while in an attitude of “joking” I tell people that I am perpetually stuck in middle-age, however the statement to me is not a joke at all. Thus, if through faith this is true, that I am just in middle-age, then though I’ve been in human form for 67 years at this point I still have another 67 years to go. My interest in the world around me has not diminished, my love for my wife of the past 25 years has grown and my love and excitement about life and God’s Holy Spirit has only increased.

      To put it simply: How old would I say I am if I did not know how old the Earthly calendar says I am? Oh, probably about 35. But time is relevant only to those who believe it’s limited, through Christ I believe it is not.

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      1. That was an interesting answer. After I read your answer I thought “perhaps the key to love and excitement of life is living in the now, and with the help of prayer and contemplation, not carrying the burdens of the past or worries of the future into today” Also one of my favourite bible verses is Roman 12:2. ” Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
        I have the new book and look forward to reading it. ❤

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