I drove back to our Aurora hotel where family gathered for a wedding, thinking how lucky my two children — Kristin, then 19, and Ben, 18 — were to grow up in Newtown, where violent crime usually meant teenage mischief-makers bashing mailboxes late at night. How wrong I was.
Gary’s a USA TODAY reporter who lives in Newtown. He was one of the first reporters on the scene last week and now reflects on the town: A week after shooting massacre, Newtown navigates Christmas.
We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.
All the worlds’ eyes are fixated on us and they must see the faith that keeps us alive. The certainty of joy is that evil does not have the last word, that love wins. The most reasonable thing we can do is live that love in faith.