I have known this little nice lady for over a year and even at her old age she is challenged by so many things and they seem to find a way to break her down most days. She has shown me how to be more compassionate in dealing with “certain situations” with women with a past like hers. It is VERY easy sometimes to judge others when you are unaware of what the whole situation may be. I have had the pleasure of ministering with Ms. Della and it has changed my life FOR THE BETTER.
The inescapable fact in life is that, one-day, we will become an elder and HOPEFULLY we will have someone to take care of us!
However, the importance of respecting elders should not just be for that reason. We should give respect to elders for a number of reasons. Not least of these is that at least two of our elders brought us into this world, and they nurtured, cared and educated us until we were able to fly the nest and care for ourselves.
Most elders have invested a lot of time and effort into making our lives better, providing us with opportunities and been there to share in our joys and sorrows.
In addition to this, people who have been around this world a lot longer than us have a lot to offer. They have acquired knowledge and wisdom, which if respected they are willing to share with us. They have also had experiences and therefore can help to guide us through problems that may arise in out life.
Finally, we should treat our elders, and all other people we come into contact with, with the respect that we would want them to extend to us.