Try as I may, I haven’t found anything in the Holy Scriptures about retirement. I couldn’t find anything about resting on one’s laurels or being given permission at age seventy-three to stop being kind, stop caring about my neighbor, or retiring from God’s plan. When it comes to God’s plan or being a better person we are supposed to keep striving up to our last minutes on earth.

I took a week off last week, and went to the beach for a little restoration and reflection. I find it important to shut down every now and then, simply to think. The result is a commitment to pick up my pace, not slow it down. I have a lot to do when it comes to my commitment to God and my fellow humans. My body may tell me to slow it down, but my heart and mind say pick up the pace.

Retirement is a worthwhile goal for worldly occupations, but when it come to being the best person one can be, it is not an option.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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  1. Great meditation lesson today! In fact I am going to read it in one of my Sunday School lessons this week or next. Our Methodist church here in Fayetteville has a great class with an array of ages represented. Many of them are retired and spend a lot of time traveling, but with Covid there seems to be some unrest. The message in this entry has a cure for Christian Retirement! And for “COVID Retirement”! Thank you for wise counsel to and for we seventy-plus Christians!

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