In The Present And Accounted For

By Sr. Nun Other

I visited someone this week, two years younger, who embraces life with enthusiasm. She’s an artist, loves to travel, and is a natural teacher who uses her gifts to help others. This time, she spoke of growing old and not handling it well. High blood pressure, a sudden onset of eye floaters, and a back-related fall recently required medical assistance. All of the medical personnel she encountered were young and used the phrase “this is quite common in a woman your age.” Ouch. Then information from Medicaid arrived in my mail. I understand her struggle. I went (go) through it myself. While singing the Wednesday’s morning office, I encountered these encouraging words: They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. Psalm 92:13,14

To all of us of a certain age – isn’t a sunset every bit as beautiful as a sunrise and just as essential?

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Photo By Sr. Huai-Kuang Miao

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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