I just finished Johann Christoph Arnold’s latest book, Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World. Arnold is a trusted source of pastoral wisdom, and this is the second work of his that I’ve had the pleasure to read.
This book is based on Arnold’s previous work, Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World. The title is taken from Nobel Laureate Gabriela Mistral who says:
We are guilty of many errors and many faults,
but our worst crime is abandoning the children,
neglecting the fountain of life.
Many things can wait. Children cannot.
Right now their bones are being formed,
their blood is being made,
and their senses are being developed.
To them we cannot answer, “Tomorrow.”
Their name is today.