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EMERGING KEEPERS OF THE PLANET

Who is this child?
He is my child. He is your child. He is everyone's child.
He is one of the 2.2 billion souls --- our children -- the "Emerging Keepers of the Planet" who emerged from the womb with an insatiable curiosity, a gentle spirit, a loving heart, and a purpose for being --- a destiny to fulfill. He sits before us now -- wounded -- physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. He is one of many of the 2.2 billion souls in our global village -- the "Emerging Keepers of the Planet" who, through no fault of their own, find themselves caught up in violent and bloody conflicts that turn their fragile world upside down and inside out.
When I look into this child's eyes, I shudder. How will he cope with the devastation and horror he has witnessed? How will he cope with the terror that he surely feels? When -- and if -- he reaches adulthood -- what kind of Man will he be? Will he be a Man who lives his life in peace? A Man…