Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Amish

Thanks for the invite to write for TMFW. I'm currently working on a column regarding the Amish and their forgiving actions toward Mr. Roberts. I noted that you - great minds think alike - also wrote something on it, and also focused on something I'm featuring, the little girl offering herself up to save her friends. But the primary point of my musing lies in the question you pose at the end of your post, which in a different form asks, basically, could you face hate with love? I know if I was one of those parents I would have taken matters in my own hand and began an outlay of my own revenge and violence. Which is why I would last but a nanosecond in an Amish community and why I admire them so much.

1 comment:

tmfw said...

The old hymn says that there is a "wideness in God's mercy, like the wideness of the sea." That's why they don't let me be God. As far as I'm concerned there's not enough water in the universe sufficient to absolve the murderer of a child.

Glad you joined in though!