Long life is a gift of God. With long life, I will satisfy Himâ€ (Psalm 91:16).
All church members above the age of 40Â years are considered to be `Senior Citizensâ€™. Most of the senior citizens are healthy enough to be engaged in various activities and some of them are confined to their homes due to ill health. It would be ideal if parishes were prepared to support these first generation Marthomites with different physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. The church could make good use of their experience, expertise and wisdom for the betterment of all their members. It would be ethically immoral if we do not fully support these pioneers who came to an unknown land, did hard labor to support their families here and in India, helped their relatives and the needy in the BahrainÂ and in India and contributed immensely to the growth of global Mar Thoma Church. The generation that cares for its aged, is blessed! Joshua in his old age exhorted his people to go forward without deviating from Godâ€™s commandments, and remembering the ways God had guided and protected them.