This week’s YouTube nondenominational church service for elders living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias focuses on a very familiar tenet: the Golden Rule–“do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
As always, this 47-minute church video is designed for shut-in seniors, but I hope anyone will be blessed by it. It also includes numerous classic hymns with lyrics, scripture readings, an interactive homily, and stories.
Gold versus Silver
If there’s one topic that older adults always connect with, it’s the Golden Rule. It’s amazing how this simple (!) instruction–treat others the way you want to be treated–seems to be hardwired into the deepest part of memory. But if you listen to the homily, you’ll see that I take it a bit further:
- I bring up what’s sometimes called the Silver Rule: Don’t do to others what you would not want done to you. How is this instruction different than the Golden Rule?
- Why should we follow the Golden Rule? What’s in it for us?
Please let me know what you think of this worship service on the Golden Rule and any advice to improve these videos; I value each and every piece of feedback. God bless you as you seek to bless elders.