Age Old Sunshine
In 1971, Raoul Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was made into the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” with Gene Wilder in the role of Willy Wonka. The book has no setting in time or place but was written in England in 1964. Charlie Bucket, the main character, lives in an impoverished area with his family. He and his parents sleep on mattresses on the floor because both sets of grandparents live with the Buckets and all four sleep in the one and only bed. It is an alarming image.
It seems this is the Bucket’s answer to taking care of the aging family members. Whenever I think of this scene, I am a bit anxious. Is that what is expected of us? What are we called to do in scripture? What does Jesus expect? What are our options? How do we pay for it? As our family members age, how do we care for them? Come and hear about it at 9:30 at John McMillan Presbyterian Church when a one-hour seminar is offered on how to care for aging family members who can no longer care for themselves. Pastor Jeff will preach “An Old Age Problem or an Age-Old Problem?” based on Mark 7: 1-13 at 8:30 and 11. We will look forward to seeing you.