In the weeks ahead, we’re going to be thinking of the cycles or stages of life.  From infancy to old age.  We’ll be talking about the gift each stage has to offer society, the spiritual and philosophical insights and energies each stage brings to the table.  For any community to thrive there must be a mutual regard between the generations.  To harm the innocence of the newborn, to dismiss the idealism of the young or the creativity of the middle-aged, to ignore the wisdom of the aged is to invite disaster.[prettyfilelink size=”” src=”” type=”pdf”]Life Cycles 1[/prettyfilelink]