"There will be time soon for a discussion of the public policy issues surrounding yesterday’s events, but what’s important right now is this: love, courage, and compassion.
Love, as it has poured in from around the world.
Courage, as was demonstrated by the teachers and other adults in the school building, whose actions no doubt saved lives.
Compassion, as shown by people around Connecticut who’ve arrived in Newtown wanting only to help.
Too often, we focus on what divides us as people, instead of what binds us as human beings. What we saw yesterday were those bonds, that sense of community.”