The Aging and Timelessness of Love

My father turned 91 this past week.  Age is showing itself in his life.

He and my mom are creatures of habit and have a number of very fixed daily routines and rituals.   Breakfast is at 6:30am.

Another routine is immediately after their morning prayer they kiss.  Sixty three years of marriage and still affectionate.

They still find a moment of joy in sharing  a life together.  A good witness and hope for us all.  Age shows itself in every moment and movement of their lives today, but love shows itself stronger than time.

“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;

it is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

it is not irritable or resentful;

it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

Love bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things. 

Love never ends;

as for prophecies, they will pass away;

as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. …  

So faith, hope, love abide, these three;

but the greatest of these is love.”

(I Corinthians 13:4-8, 13)

8 thoughts on “The Aging and Timelessness of Love

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  2. Fr. Ted, this is beautiful! My parents passed from this life a number of years ago, but this is an important reminder of what love is, who we should be, what we should keep at our core not only in our marriages, but in all of our relationships! God bless your parents!

  3. Debbie Clements

    Fr. Ted, this is how I remember your parents! What a beautiful tribute to them and a wonderful reminder to us on what is love. You and your family are in our prayers! Sending love to each of you!

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