Thursday, October 05, 2006

A lesson in forgiveness...

For the past few days I've been thinking about the extraordinary response of the Amish community to the terrible tragedy in their midst. Five small girls shot to death and five more seriously wounded.

The family of the victims of this tragedy have reached out to the family of the shooter. They are even sharing some of the funds collected with his family.

In a world where the normal response to this kind of tragedy is to seek revenge the response of the Amish community is a lesson in forgiveness. I know I have been very touched by their response.