For Mature Audiences Only

For Mature Audiences Only

One of the challenges in coordinating a senior adult ministry is coming up with a name for the ministry. The Baby Boomer generation is still in denial, so we hate being called ‘Seniors’ except when we can get free coffee at Wendy’s or a discount at Golden Corral. So, after years of research including interviews,  Google searches, and even consulting Scripture, I have come of with a euphemism for ‘old’ that seems a bit less offensive. I found it in Isaiah 61:3, which says, “and they will be called Oaks of Righteousness.” How about that? ‘Oaks of Righteousness’ — kinda has a nice ring to it. But wait a minute, it seems a bit ‘self-righteous’ to call oneself and ‘Oak of Righteousness.’ Is it such a bad thing to live a exemplary lifestyle that other people would call us this? Ues, this is what the prophet was saying would be the end result of the ministry of the Anointed One. People would call his followers, ‘Oaks of Righteousness.’ So, shouldn’t we aspire to be what God wants us to be?