This evening, a little boy 2 1/2 years old, Gabriel's room mate, was diagnosed with Leukemia, just like Gabriel. Only, unlike Gabriel, only his mother is here with him. The little boy can hardly talk at that age, but during the day while he was feeling bad and gloomy, he snuggled up with mommy and was fine all day. Then ... when the lights went out and midnight approached, the nurses came in to give him some meds following his chemo treatment and he cried out, "Daddy! Daddy!"
But no daddy was there. Only a scared little boy and his mother who could not provide the strength and security that only a father could in that situation, no matter how hard she tried.
What happens to a society when men are absent? What happens to the children? Where have all the warrior fathers gone? Where are those white knights God created men to be? Where are these Soldiers of Christ, these warriors for the Kingdom, these protectors of the innocent? To use a military term, in most cases, they are AWOL (Absent With Out Leave). This is a violation of article 86 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, punishable by death during wartime. But, I guess that is not politically correct, is it....?