How does it save the world to reject unabashed joy when it is joy that saves us? Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with suffering doesn't rescue the suffering. The converse does. The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even the here and now, They are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world. Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
...Michael asked,"Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?"
"Nothing, precious," she said,"they are the eyes a mother leaves behind to guard her children."
She went from bed to bed singing enchantments over them, and little Michael flung his arms round her."Mother," he cried, "I am glad of you." J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan