My FIL was talking to me about his mom, who will be 98 in about 15 days, and telling me about some trouble she was having remembering things and how he was frustrated about it. I asked him if somewhere in the Bible doesn’t it talk about being kind to our parents even when they are old and forgetful. His reply was “If it isn’t it should be.”.
So, this morning I decided to try and find the verse I was thinking about and lo and behold here it is
My child, help your father in his old age, and do not grieve him as long as he lives; even if his mind fails, be patient with him; because you have all your faculties do not despise him.
I called him and quoted him this verse and he liked it and asked what book it is in. I reminded him of his wise words from the day before and told him it was Sirach. He said he didn’t know of that book, and I reminded him again of his “wise words” from the day before and said bye. Now I’ll have to wait til tomorrow to see if he has got it figured out.
I thought this was a pretty funny instance of the Holy Spirit working in our lives.