As we mature, (Isn’t that a nice way to say getting older) we develop aches and pains. If you played football for any length of time the pains are more severe than the aches. It occurs to me that the ailments of maturity can take one over and make us self-centered. We concentrate on what hurts and we quickly ignore others suffering or problems. It is in our nature to do so, but it is also incumbent on each of us to recognize what is happening and overcome.
My knee is not as important as global warming, my arthritis is not near as painful as the cruelty of racism, and all my lumps and knots are near as many as children who are starving. The world is full of suffering and ailments caused by man’s insensitivity. If we turn our attention to others, our own “aches and pains” lessen.
Heal the world, and you will be healed.