The Christian Church’s obsession with youth has not been particularly blessed. God
knows the heart and sees that the first love of each denomination is for itself and
The defence of such a cause is that the denomination is required for the propagation
of the gospel. However, the decline in numbers and the absence of teenagers and young
adults speaks volumes as regards God’s blessing to such a cause.
UK Care Guide helpiful advice as regards home or residential care.
If the elderly are lonely, or without a helping hand, or frightened, or under nourished,
or existing in cold rooms, or suffering in any way that can be avoided, why would
God trust such a Church with the precious soul of a young person? The same applies
to the disabled.
How many churches make it a priority to ensure that the elderly can get to Sunday
worship, by organising lifts, or even taking the ‘church’ to them, occasionally?
The truth is that if the Church loved and looked after its members and the members
loved and looked after each other, ‘christianity’ would appear a much more attractive
option to those on the outside looking in. Too often it is only the players at the
Sunday party who are considered.
Everyone has heard (and probably paid) lip service and seen the crocodile tears,
but the fact remains that as a society we are abusing our elderly. The so called
‘care services’ are sometimes the cause of illness or death of the elderly and infirm.
How many grateful sons and daughters fill their lives to the point they cannot look
after their parents, or at least be available to protect them and consider their
best interests. How many sons and daughters actually deserve the house, possessions
and money that might come their way?
We all need to realise that what goes around, comes around and we all need to root
out elderly abuse.
It can be kids persecuting the elderly at night, or a nurse or care worker ignoring
an elderly persons request, or failing to clean them properly.
It can be sons and daughters putting careers and their own kids first, or politicians
aiming their policies at their core voter base.
It occurs to me that someone should start up a ‘mature citizens’ party that focuses
almost entirely upon the needs of the old and elderly. After all the ‘Green’ party
certainly made the other party’s change their agendas.
The number of ‘old’ voters must be so great as to be able to sway the balance of
power. Given the changes they have experienced and the contributions they have made
it is a mystery to me that such wisdom and investment is held in such poor regard
by so many people.