Murals (2008) by PHANTAST - Graffiti - Cultural Music & Art Association inc. - 98 Milne St. Benleigh

Simeon1“Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord” (Exodus 13.2)

“Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, dismiss now your servant in peace” (Luke 2,29)Simeon’s song is called the “Nunc Dimittis – Dismiss your servant”. According to the tradition, Simeon participated to the translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek, called “Septuagint” in 255 BC.

FACING OLD AGE. The ageing process brings with it certain changes: faculties slow down, names are forgotten and aches and pains, unknown before, come and go – all this is the price you pay for being fortunate enough to reach old age. Whether it proves a burden or a blessing depends largely on your attitude. If you adopt the right perspective, you will not give disproportionate attention to losses and failures. Make up your mind that you will have to live with certain conditions that are part of ageing and learn to adjust to them. Count your blessings and think of the people who are worse than you; cultivate new friends, keep active and busy; take up hobbies that you have had no time for. Keep on having a future instead of merely a past. You need not to be counted among those of “old age” but be admired as one “well aged” and young at heart.(Dr R. Brasch, Comfort, 1991)

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