Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith, “A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid.”
The body is the temple of the lord and, if looked after with care, is beautiful even in old age. Childhood has one kind of beauty; youth another; and old age its own special beauty. The temple that we live in needs most consideration – because that’s the only place you will live in – for your entire life, no matter how small or how old you grow.
We show respect for the lord within by keeping the body healthy and beautiful. Where books, movies, television, and our eating and exercise habits are concerned, we must be vigilant to see we are not indulging the senses at the cost of the health of our body or mind. It is not that we cultivate an aesthetic attitude. It is just the opposite. We don’t mortify the body, but see that every day it gets what it needs for health, so that it will be valuable, vital instrument until our last day.