In the life of man, there are two periods which are of the greatest significance. The first is youth, during which he will lay solid foundations for all his life and redeem his time with the wealth of eternity. The second is old age, when his just and praiseworthy life will be sealed with the same crown of righteousness that the Lord, the eternal and righteous Judge, will give to all those who loved His coming to the earth and honoured His Gospel.
Youth is distinguished by enthusiasm for the light of knowledge, zeal for good desires, the search for perfection and above all the creation of personal relationships which bring out our natural gifts.
Old age, when preceded by the steady and wise redemption of the time of life through incorruptible grace, inspires thirst for a higher world, towards which it longs, and hastens to reach. It is graced with supernatural gifts and full of the living hope of the compassionate embrace of ‘the Father of mercies, and God of all comfort’.
“Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)”
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