When it seems as though the world will burn itself into oblivion with hatred and bigotry, I look at my son and think, “Thank God he doesn’t know.”
He doesn’t know that citizens of our own country can turn against one another in an instant, like wild animals. He doesn’t know violence. He doesn’t know evil. He doesn’t know racism, prejudice, discrimination.
He is not aware that these blights on our society exist.
I turn away from the horrifying media images and look at him. A perfect, innocent soul incapable of hatred.
He may never be aware. He may never know.
And today, I thank God for that.