is supposedly going to "re-retire" after doing about two years of semi-part-time ministry at one of the local churches near where he lives. He says he wants to spend more time with his family and his hobbies. At 73, he certainly deserves it, but the danger for him is that Ministry has really been his whole life and I hope he can find peace and comfort without the Church to give his life purpose.
For example, the average life expectancy of a corrections officer after retirement is five years. Considering most have to retire by age 55 and only put in 20 or 25 years on the job, well, that points to how much "LIFE" some jobs actually give to people.