Posted by: wordofthevine | December 12, 2017

Mother Teresa and Fear of Aging

One day I took a break in doing spiritual writing to try on a new foundation for my Avon order arrived. I applied the new foundation and then studied my face in the mirror. Did this new color blend in with my natural coloring? Did I look younger? After I wondered back to the computer, I wondered! Is that the goal, now that I’ve arrived at mid-life…to look younger and minimize wrinkles, the signs that I carry of having lived life?

I don’t think so. I am trying to give up trying to look younger and am following a new philosophy: of age enhancement rather than “age cover up.” I’m wondering if Mother Teresa felt the same way. Google an image of her and you see her beautiful and well wrinkled face. She challenges us to have faces alive. She writes, “Be the living expression of God’s kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”  


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