Christian Aging

Posted June 29, 2018 4:46 pm by Fr. Daniel Callam

Christian Aging

(Adapted from a talk given by Father Daniel Callam, C.S.B., to the seniors’ group at Holy Rosary Parish, Toronto, on 20 June 2018)
 Introduction
Our Lord commanded us “to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect.”[1] That’s a tall order; and yet we find it echoed in other parts of the New Testament. Saint Peter expresses it thus: “We have become partakers of the divine nature,”[2] surely an equally surprising description of us ordinary Christians! Similarly, Saint Paul tells us that we have become are co-heirs with Christ because, like him we can call God “Abba, Father.”[3] And the result is—Saint Paul

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