Why are we worse in our old age?
When we were children we were so forgiving, kneeling at the bed side as toddlers with the family, forgiveness prayers were a regular.
We didn’t understand the concept of GOD, we had no need to fear Him or use His life as an example of pious. We just knew that love was in our hearts, friendship is what we desired and we never knew a thought of grudge.
As people get older the story is not always the same. The trips to the confessional may be more frequent asking for forgiveness but in their hearts?
Some live their life for revenge after things do not go the way they desire or people do them wrong, will never forgive even on their death beds.
Time and time again people blame God for their lack of happiness and satisfaction even with the knowledge of years of religion classes under ones belt. Practice good church attendance regularly and some even do some Christian preaching.
But yet after all that is learned, all that is known about God ….even closer in age to the time when we will meet God face to face, We are less worthy of Him than when we were ignorant to His laws, His power, His love and His expectations.
Time in life gives us the opportunity to do good deeds and learn to be more like our creator, there are so many good examples of truly spiritually enlightened, peaceful loving individuals all over the world.
But their greatness is overshadowed by the shear masses of those imprisoned and those that choose to do evil. Forget spiritual growth when earthly pleasures are more appealing than Christian salvation.
In the history of time the belief that the world is getting worse and worse as the generations seem to best the prior in devastation of the spirit is a truth.
Seems to me that virgins are getting harder and harder to find, not to mention the commandments viewed as antique and only valued as memory of a past day.
It is not just a passing thought that those innocent children forgiving and unspoiled by life will be the only ones doing Gods laws and they are the only ones ignorant to them. And Perhaps The Only Ones Gaining Entrance To heaven.
What can we do?
Try letting go of the grudges, really what is it going to get you anyway? Do you really think that the other person is being devastated by you being upset?
Try praying that person receives God before their death and chooses to do good in Gods eyes. Forgive God and put your lack of happiness blame where it belongs, on your head.
You and only you are responsible for your actions and the real test in life is your reaction to those unsavory happening. Take some time to look around at those that have so much less than you and instead of always asking god for what you want, try thanking Him for what you do have.
Humbleness is next to Godliness.
Last but not least, do not just be a preacher teaching forgiveness, better to do on the street silent then a sales man on a soap box. Feed the poor, cloth, give shelter, teach, but more than any be an example.