Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Respect your elders?

While we are on the topic of ‘old things’ -- if any of you readers are ‘grey headed’ have you noticed that things seem to be very different now than when our parents were ‘old’.

For example, when going to a door of a store, have you noticed that when young folks, especially those under say 14 or so, are approaching or entering at the same time as an ‘old person’, that they rush ahead, enter, and let the door slam in that person’s face. No more holding the door for the elderly. And, it seems that the younger they are, the worse this is.

Another example - going down aisles in stores with a shopping cart, or even just walking in parking lot, on sidewalk, etc. guess who has to give way when the elderly person encounters young folk(s) and there is only room for one person to pass? Right ! The old person has to move to let the ‘youth’ scurry on.

Apparently most of today’s youth are not learning ‘manners’ or the Bible. Bible? Does the Bible have anything to say about this? Well, yes. Believe it or not, the Bible DOES have something to say on this general subject:

Leviticus 19:32 NKJV : ‘You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the Lord.