Thursday, October 05, 2006

The shootings at the Amish School

This has been the big story in PA (and the nation) this week. My prayers and heart goes out to the famlies of all involved. I saw this headline today:

Amish mourn after attack, urging forgiveness of gunman

A quote:

As they struggle to understand the slayings of five of their children in a one-room schoolhouse, the Amish in this Lancaster County village are urging forgiveness of the killer and are quietly accepting what comes their way as God's will.


The Amish have also been reaching out to the family of the gunman, Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, who committed suicide during the attack.

"The Amish neighbor came that very night, around 9 o'clock in the evening, and offered forgiveness to the family," Dwight Lefever, a Roberts family spokesman, told CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts. (source)

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