Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ready for Retirement and . . . ?

Well, the baby boomers, those original teenagers who were never going to trust anyone over 30, the most mollycoddled generation in Canadian history are coming to retirement. And two thirds of this spoiled group have not planned for it.

Perhaps the sense that they have always been catered to gives them confidence it will continue for the remainder of their lives. Apparently, an amazing 32 per cent are counting on winning a lottery to fund their retirement—not sure how many responded to this poll seriously!

Not just the boomers, but also a majority of people have a similar approach to life after death. Fate—whatever that is—has provided a tolerable life on earth and will optimistically give a better life hereafter. That’s about the same as believing God has a lottery system for getting into heaven. 

Hoping is clearly insufficient for retirement, but catastrophic for the next life. Even those who did plan for retirement, but ignored eternity, Jesus called fools.   

Read the story.

"Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."’ 

“But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God." Luke 12:18-21.

Here's to a happy retirement, now and then.


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