The Amish, once again, have taught us "English" a very profound lesson..."Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." How many of us professed Christians could truly be so quick to forgive?
Many Amish attended the funeral of the gunman & asked prayers not for their families but for his....very humbling.
You may not be aware of how intrusive the media was to people who traditionally keep to themselves but especially begged to be left alone during this incident...how did the media respond to that request?
By demanding the Amish pose for photos (against their religion).
By posing as Amish in an attempt to pass through roadblocks (most of these efforts were laughable impersonations).
By attempting to bribe security personnel ($500. was common).
By offering landowners up to $5,000. to set up long-range cameras on their property.
In spite of this atrocious behavior, the Amish forgave them as well.
The public was not much better, cramming into the area to get a look at the schoolhouse. Don't bother looking for it any longer...they razed it (at 4am to deter spectators).
Please respect the Amish...they clearly have earned it.