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Care for the elderly. What does this mean in practice?

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Many Christians believe that the commandment to honour your father and your mother means you should help them if they are elderly and in need. This is supported in some New Testament texts:

The Church should care for any widow who has no one else to care for her. But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases God very much.
1 Timothy 5:3-4

Christians are urged to:

support the elderly, who are vulnerable and should be respected
allow the elderly to keep their independence
consider the options carefully in order to provide the best for them, including the possibility of looking after them themselves
provide facilities, social activities and pastoral care for elderly people through local churches

bbc.co.uk

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