Sunday, October 08, 2006

We could all learn from this

So what to you do when a madman shows up at your community's school and murders 5 of your children and shoots 5 more before killing himself? Mourn at his funeral, apparently. Almost half of the people at the killer's funeral were Amish.

Wow, that is unbelievably classy; Webster's should rewrite its definition of the word to cite this example. How many of us would do the same? Many religions preach forgiveness and peace, but very few actually act on those convictions when tested as the Amish have been this week.

The Amish had my sympathies this week for an unspeakable tragedy, they now have my awe as well.

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