It’s a story that appeared in the news for a couple of days a few years ago, then it was quickly forgotten by the majority of people—even serious news watchers like myself.
A lone milkman with a gun entered a one-room Amish schoolhouse and killed a teacher and number of children, then himself. Here’s a link to the story in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/9HEM3w
While the incident itself was horrible, what is also forgotten is the response of the Amish to forgive the wife and family of the gunman. That story is told from the viewpoint of a mother (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley) in a family where their oldest daughter was killed. She struggles with the response of her husband and the other Amish leaders to forgive.
It’s easy to get caught up in this well-told story and drama but you should be forewarned to get ready. The message of forgiveness will strike a deep chord. I recommend it.
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W. Terry Whalin (terrywhalin)
I am an Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing. I have written more than 60 books for traditional publishers and for more than 50 magazines. My blog on The Writing Life has more than 1,100 searchable … more
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