Mary and Elizabeth have one of the few inter-generational relationships we see among women in the Bible. In forming intergenerational friendships, it is important to recognize shared experiences—even as we know there will be differences. Shared experiences allow each of us to walk alongside the other.
Mary and Elizabeth teach us to look for common ground even in what may seem to be the most different situations. Exploring deep questions can be the place where true companionship begins. Together, look for the common ground. Intergenerational friendships are among God’s greatest gifts. Are you willing to receive this gift? Are you able to step outside of your generation?
O God, you have always been our help in ages past, even as you are our hope for the coming years. Open our hearts to those you have placed in our midst that we might walk together on the path you put before us. Amen.
This message is an excerpt from “Devotional: The journey of generations” by Violet Cucciniello Little in the May 2021 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.
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