Editor's Note 8/26/21

In Springfield this week little children put on their masks, held tight to somebody's hand, and headed off to in-person school, an act of bravery repeated millions of times all over the country and around the world. If parents were given the remote option, many of them would have kept their children home; if masks were optional, some parents would keep their kids maskless. But the little ones are figuring out the way back to normal. And you can bet that when vaccines are available for children, the kids will flinch and cry and then take the shot – if that's the price of seeing their friends and teachers. Peace and security are not as hard as adults make it, the prophet Isaiah said, "and a little child shall lead them." – Fletcher Farrar, editor