“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” Proverbs 6:6

I have always loved this proverb. I imagine ants and their behavior have fascinated people since the very first ant bite.

What boy has not stirred an ant hill with a stick and watched the frenzy of activity that follows?

When you next see a disturbed ant hill, pause and really notice what happens. You will see white ant larvae, the young of the ant colony, being protected and carried to safety.

No larvae is neglected. Ants protect their young.

For 26 years Louisiana has averaged 49th among the states in child well-being. It is time we consider the ways of ants, and be wise.

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