There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it.” This is another way of saying what Christ stated in this Sunday’s Gospel: “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”
There’s a Chinese proverb that says: “A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold.” I wonder how many believe that. Not that I have illusions of being a treasure, or even becoming one. But it would be nice, wouldn’t it? To be held in high regard is among life’s loftiest aspirations, right alongside the fervent desire to be respected, loved and, yes, needed.