Friday, August 17, 2007

7 Ages of Man

In February of 2007, Glad Tidings of Good Things printed an article entitled, "Seven Ages of Man." It was a remembrance of R. M. Cornelius's description of the different stages of life. He listed them this way:
  • 6 weeks - all systems go
  • 6 years - all systems NO!
  • 16 years - all systems know
  • 26 years - all systems glow
  • 36 years - all systems owe
  • 56 years - all systems status quo
  • 76 years - all systems slow

After the intital interest in this breakdown, I quickly looked myself up. At 34 I am intimidated. I am leaving the glow phase for the owe phase and that lasts 20 years. Yikes! But it doesn't really matter. I am still on the chart and that is enough.

Our lives are really what we make them. While it is true that we go through phases, Christianity is not supposed to be one of them. Jesus should be the Lord of every age of my life. And if that is the case...

All systems show.

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." ~ Philippians 1:21

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