Friday, April 15, 2011

Amish for Homeland Security

I watched a show earlier about the most shocking acts of violence, on E!. The fact that a show like this is on a network titled "Entertainment!" is sad in itself. But I watched it, so I guess they got what they wanted.

Anyway, the show featured the incident where the guy went into an Amish school in Pennsylvania and killed 5 girls. According to his suicide note, he was angry at God for taking away his infant daughter soon after birth. Ovbiously, the violence is incomprehensible. But it's what happened afterward that made my heart swell. The Amish comforted the killer's family. One grandfather of a murder victim said on the same day of the shooting, "We must not think evil of this man". They got a lot of money in donations after the incident, and in turn established a fund for the wife and sons of the killer. I cannot even comprehend how hard it would be to have a child killed in a rampage, but to turn around, look at the family of the killer and realize, "It's not their fault, they need help too"? That is pure love. That is a mentality every single human being neeeds to strive for.



We can hope, right?

2 comments:

The Snuggler said...

Well said, when everyone else puts on their Sunday best and thinks to themselves, "We're such great Christians", they should blush and hang their head when someone mentions acts of love such as this.

MilkTheOstrich said...

wow, this is amazing. it is possible to respond with love even in the face of such a horrible situation..