Brother Dave has been sharing how he has saved enough money to pay for two mission trips, through the practice of having his wife cut his hair. He makes the point that he actually doesn’t have much to cut in the first place. Which begs the question if he is paying cutting or searching fees.
However he raises an important point about how grey hair and old age is respected in Ethiopia. As one who has shades of silver starting to show: I often say that I’m nearly qualified to sit at the city gates.
I actually don’t mind the silver shades. I think it looks good on me. I joke around at times that perhaps I should buy a tin of boot polish and cover it over. But all jokes aside: how do you handle the issues of aging. Are you one who is aging gracefully or are you one who is fighting it all way, in what ever way you can do to hide it.