Richard Rohr’s deep and profound Christian reflection on the distinct nature of male spirituality points us to the God who is free and wild – the God we cannot control or manipulate. This is difficult for men to receive. This language makes men feel useless, impotent, and ineffective.
I will be painfully honest: I am not afraid of death, but I am afraid of old age! I believe in eternal life and the resurrection of the dead. I don’t believe that death is the end. The hope of resurrection gives me personal comfort in life and in death. But I have seen firsthand the trials and tribulations of old age. The challenges that accompany the senior years overwhelm me.
Change is the one certainty of life. Life is simply a series of transitions from one stage of human development to another. Each major stage involves separation from previous attachments and lifts us to a higher level of self-awareness. Although each separation is painful, each new stage provides the potential to grow in our expression of love to others.