My wife and I both have birthdays this week. I will reach full retirement age, which means that I will start collecting Social Security. When I think back over the years, I am astonished that this is actually happening. I never thought I would be this old! Regardless of what I thought or think, this day has come and I have to deal with it. On the other hand, God has blessed me for many years with a rich and varied ministry in the Church – and many, many “children” in the faith. This gives me joy! Bring on the birthdays!