Luke 2:36-39 — Our society sends mixed messages about growing old. On the one hand, older folk are encouraged to live very self-centred lives – to “spend the kids’ inheritance”. On the other hand, there is the view that older people have nothing useful to contribute. …What does the Bible say about ageing? How should older people think about their lives? We find some answers to these questions in the example of Anna who we come to in our study through Luke’s Gospel.