October 6, 2006

Forgiveness

I am learning a lot about forgiveness over the...well...my whole life. Over the past few weeks, there is a lot more added to it, that is not for this blog.

But I did want to draw attention to the Amish response to the murder of 5 children. They are offering forgiveness from the start.

"As we were standing next to the body of this 13-year-old girl, the grandfather was tutoring the young boys, he was making a point, just saying to the family, 'We must not think evil of this man,' " the Rev. Robert Schenck told CNN.

"It was one of the most touching things I have seen in 25 years of Christian ministry."

Later in the article: "I don't think there's anybody here that wants to do anything but forgive and not only reach out to those who have suffered a loss in that way but to reach out to the family of the man who committed these acts."

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