When we are young and healthy, it's easy to behave high and mighty, believing that we can accomplish all things on our own. In yesterday's Gospel reading from John 21, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go." Although here Jesus said this signifying by what kind of death Peter would glorify God, it is true that as we age with failing health, we just won't be able to do many of the things we want to do. Realizing this, it's best to remain humble from the very beginning like Jesus, the only high and mighty one.
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