In our society getting old is something to be afraid of. We hear terrible stories about how the old are treated, made fun of and neglected. Yet God tells us to respect our seniors, to take care of them and to learn from them (Leviticus 19:32).
Ruth is a good example. She treated Naomi with love and respect. The experiences our senior citizens tell us about are often great lessons for us. Grandparents can be a real blessing to children. They often have a lot more time to give, to play with them and to read to them. Treasure the love seniors can give. "If I had my life to live over, I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth," said humorist Erma Bombeck.