It has always been a dangerous world where evil and misfortune abound. Innocents perish and those that survive are often scarred for life physically, mentally and spiritually. Any child that has been blessed with health, the necessities of life, and loving parents is true royalty.
We marvel at our princes and princesses--their beauty, intelligence, and god-given gifts. We shelter them, impart our lessons of survival, encourage their development, discipline them to teach them the best human attributes. And then we remind them that their royal privilege comes with responsibility to their family, community, and the world. Noblesse oblige.
I like to think my grandson Jake has the makings of a true prince. He has gone from baby to boy it seems overnight. The next time I turn around he will be a young man. I hope that his high energy, sensitivity, and intelligence will translate into a man who will nobly serve the purposes of good in this world. The world needs good. That's what princes are for.