Saluting the Aging Warriors (Happy Birthday Dad!)

7 09 2009

Ted Kennedy recently passed away at the age of 77. Senator Byrd is 91, Lautenberg is 85, Inouye is 84, Specter is 79. Seventy-six members of the House were born before 1943.

Jerry Coleman continues in the booth for the Padres at age 85, and Vin Scully at 81 for the Dodgers. (FYI Jerry Coleman flew 120 missions in WWII and Korea!)

And my father, in his seventies, is church planting in Mormon country.

Even if I don’t agree with some of these men (like the first!), I have to salute them for continuing to live passionately late into life.

Apparently, if God graciously allows a long life and reasonable health, a person can continue to be very productive for a very long time. This is exciting for God’s people: only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last. I salute those men (especially Dad!) who press on.


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