This is common to parents in the moments of joy after the birth of their child.
We don’t consider that anything bad might happen to him or her. We see their lives shining and happy. Of course, realistically we know that won’t be the case.
I wonder what Mary and Joseph felt, don’t you?
Did they know the suffering that would befall their child?
Did they know the tremendous influence He would have?
Did they know the enormous offering He would make for humanity–His very self?
How could they possibly have known that? How can we possibly know what fate holds for our children?
But every night a child is born is a HOLY NIGHT.
Every day a child comes into the world, the world itself is given another chance to expand in goodness. Because each of us holds that goodness within us, and the possibility of spreading it.