I have a particular favorite book, PAY IT FORWARD. Maybe you know the story. A boy’s given an assignment to find a way to change the world. He begins a project to help three people , with the intent that they should each help three people, and so on. He executes on his part of the plan, and generates a response on a level he’d never imagined. Then, after receiving an award from the President, he is killed trying to protect a stranger.
His influence, and his project, explodes as people all over the world commit to pick up the torch – to carry his sacrifice forward. Fundamental change happens.
I wonder, looking at things like #26Acts, if perhaps we are coming, because of Newtown, to a change on that level.