Diana Butler Bass wrote a post for the God’s Politics blog called, What if the Amish were in charge of the war on terror?
Below is a brief section from that article:
Despite attempts to avoid this particular news, the stories of the Amish practice of forgiveness eventually captivated me. Their practice of forgiveness unfolded in four public acts over the course of a week. First, some elders visited Marie Roberts, the wife of the murderer, to offer forgiveness. Then, the families of the slain girls invited the widow to their own children’s funerals. Next, they requested that all relief monies intended for Amish families be shared with Roberts and her children. And, finally, in an astonishing act of reconciliation, more than 30 members of the Amish community attended the funeral of the killer.
Be sure to read the whole article here and then let us know what you think. Do you find this compelling? Are there ways to translate these actions of the Amish into the broader picture of what is going on today?