Sunday, Nov 28, 2004: “The Path of Living and Dying”

St. Mark’s Adult Education Meeting Summary

Session Four: “Finding My Way Home,” by Henri J. M. Nouwen

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Discussion Led By Mike Kreutzer

Sunday, November 28, 2004

 

The Path of Living and Dying

 

GROUP DISCUSSION:  Having purpose in life is significant.  Consider those people who die shortly after they stop working because they have nothing else to look forward to.  The idea of retirement is obsolete.  What a waste of talented resource and experience!  Older people have much to give to others.  Many people want to accomplish a goal in life, but procrastinate too long.  The church talks about the next life, but not the passage to life here on earth.  Living wills are, in many cases, too general to be really useful.  Society measures you by what you have done instead of who you are.  Many people who have passed away still have significant influence on the living.  Being an active mentor is important!