In Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy writes: The children of a time are the responsibility of all the adults living at that time.
If this is true, and how can it be not, then we adults living at this time have our work cut out for us.
Indeed, as the year begins, the only resolution we can make, both individually and collectively, is to make the world a safer place for all children.
And that means not only protecting our children from the type of senseless violence that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, but also protecting children from the types of experiences that cause them to grow up to perpetrate such senseless violence.
We must resolve to feed all children, educate all children, nurture all children, protect all children, and value all children to the best of our ability.
And we should resolve to let nothing, not money, not politics, not religious differences, not any ideology of any sort deter us from the goal.