"In a world today that is governed by protectionism and self-interest, it is the innocence of children who hold the key to ultimate peace and eternal salvation. It is the children who are our future. It is the children who best exemplify humanity and show us how to express unqualified love towards one another; that is why when we remain close to their hearts, we stay close to our God.
It is the little ones who will stand tallest among us when the chips are down and the values held by our country are called into question and dispute.
Though adults may be the artisans of making globes and Atlases, it will always remain the children of any time who become the map makers of foresight and chart the way for the next generation to travel. So stay forever close to their affection and be guided by their unyielding desire for care, fairness and compassion in all things, for their way is the only way to take us through this maze of madness we adults call civilization. " William Forde: February 23rd, 2018