They Shall Run & Not Be Weary

The weekend is over and it is time to go back to work.  How hard that is after a perfect weekend!  You know, one of those weekends where the temperature is perfect and the sun shines all day.

 How about this for an idea?   Retirement at the age of 65 is too radical to do all at once.  People should be allowed to work up to it thus making the transition less stressful.  On a person’s 45th birthday they should begin the process by not going back to work until Tuesday.  When they reach 50 they should not go back to work until Wednesday.  At 55 they go back to work on Thursday.  After 60 they only go to work on Friday.  And finally at 65 they get to retire.  This slow transition for skilled experienced craftsmen will make room for youthful workers to assume responsibility on a graduated program supplying leadership on the days the older workers are gone.  Now is that not a great idea or what?

Alas!  We come back to reality and recognize that it is back to work on Monday morning.  But, ah, courage.  Isaiah 40:31, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Written by Roger Bothwell on October 30, 2000