For children

The armor of good thoughts

There's a neat little animal called an armadillo. He was named by Spanish explorers, and his name means "little armored thing," which suits him since his body is protected by tough, bony plates. He can quickly roll himself into a tight ball, with his shell on the outside and his head and feet tucked inside, out of harm's way.

You and I have something to keep us safe that works even better than the armor of an armadillo. This armor is always with us, too, but it's even stronger than an animal's shell or bones. It's the power of knowing and doing what is good.

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