Day 182, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”
Older people have much to contribute when they are able to draw on the wisdom gained from direct knowledge of life. It takes considerable experience of life to understand the fleeting nature of physical satisfactions and personal profit.
In the first half of life, we all have a wide margin for error, and youth often is a time of experimentation. It is usually in the second half of life that maturity comes – which means we have developed some mastery over personal, self-centered drives. With this spiritual maturity comes an increased capacity to feel for others as much as we feel for ourselves.
This is the great opportunity that we have in the second half of life: our hard-earned wisdom can enable us to bring about a quiet transformation of our society. (WLB)
As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
• for those who are just beginning their careers
• for those who are in the middle part of their lives
• for those who are retired
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism