We are unique, free and alive, called to live a love story with God, to make bold and firm decisions, to accept the marvelous risk of loving.
Those who believe themselves to be rich, successful and secure, base everything on themselves and close themselves off from God and their brothers and sisters, whereas those who know they are poor and not self-sufficient remain open to God and their neighbour. And they find joy.
Old age is the phase in life most suited to spreading the joyful news that life is the initiation to a final fulfilment. And the best is yet to come. May God grant us an old age capable of this!