Johnson family's Christmas reflection on love, loss, faith
Can evil darken the light of hope?
- Duration 3:39
- Date Dec 24, 2012
Can evil darken the light of hope?
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The holidays or all of -- fans are here now to share what Christmas means to them Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior at his -- Veronica and blanch.
So we're happy to share Christmas you begin with you in early December we express what all of us do experience.
The loss of a loved one -- giant of a father and Blanton Veronica's.
Loving pop -- went ahead and after a long wonderful life.
He was known as the protector of the fallen and a voice for those without him.
We -- and I and others passing and they wondered whether the hope of Christmas would be -- and we always associating Christmas with the balanced joy he and my grandmother -- -- children each year with annual Christmas party.
My grandmother and uncle Chris decided that the tradition should continue.
They understood the birth of Jesus -- message conquering death is the key to healing and renewal.
The Christmas party went on.
The children laughed and the parents and as we raise funds for charity on the day before the party a -- -- -- the face of evil little town called new town.
26 lives were snuffed out including 26 and seven year old children.
As a father and as an American I ask myself what can I do to help them I told the producers I needed to go there and they said Peter please -- The next morning.
My father and I rats need town as the sun rose this guy -- -- -- could read and I asked myself but then the clouds like the grieving mothers and fathers -- new town and also spent the night crying.
My father looked up the skies into wondered aloud how can this guys be so -- -- such a dark day.
We went to the saint rose of Lima church they're -- -- and we prayed and lit candles in memory in the innocence lost.
Later that morning I -- my father interviewed pastor of that church monsignor Robert Weiss on -- Weis described how he had broken and needs of the death of one girl her brother.
We heard how another play lamented I don't want to die I just want to have Christmas.
My -- noted that worshippers -- march haven't church to a live nativity scene as a deacon announced that there was a star over the stable.
The monsignor about you know we're not just going to be looking for one -- are going to be looking for these -- -- stars Tim.
The hope of Christmas Christmas would not be -- -- At this very moment as I stood with cold Connecticut here and touched by the souls of the sweet spot -- -- stainless infants.
I understood the reality of the renewal and sent to find grace of the Christ child.
I reminded the audience and myself what doctor king and -- -- is not a blind Alley but an open door.
But I also worry they're so young who will greet them at that door.
We -- our goodbyes I prayed for this period of Bolivia angle who was to be an Angel in the Christmas pageant.
On that day I summoned my shaken faith and prayed that the families if they were believers would draw -- that face to.
And then it came to me.
I wanted to hug and reassure them that the strongest.
Most nurturing garden of fallen angels I know.
My -- lost father would be standing among those at the gates of heaven to lovingly.
Take the children by the hand.
To introduce them to their new friends forever the Christ child named Jesus boy and and a little town.
As he left -- town we were more hopeful than when we air act he passed a shine to the children which included Christmas toys.
As a sky turned from red to blue the radio played the angels may have -- -- On Christmas Day the sweetest -- and glory to god in the highest will be sung by the Swedish fans of hockey town we wish you a blessed.