True Christianity

I am amazed and overwhelmed by the story of Amish forgiveness following the senseless massacre which happened a few weeks back in a community in Pennsylvania. I quote from the BBC World News:

Marie Roberts (the wife of the gunman who shot and killed five Amish girls) said she and her family were “overwhelmed by the forgiveness, grace and mercy” shown to them following the murders on 2 October…
The Amish have said they forgive him and have helped set up a fund for the Roberts family at a local bank.
“Your love for our family has helped to provide the healing we so desperately need,” Marie Roberts wrote in a letter addressed to Amish friends, neighbours and the local community.
In the letter, released by a family spokesman, Mrs Roberts says she, her three young children and the rest of her family sincerely thank the Amish for their compassion…
“Please know that our hearts have been broken by all that has happened. We are filled with sorrow for all of our Amish neighbours whom we have loved and continue to love,” Mrs Roberts says in her letter.
“We know there are many hard days ahead for all the families who lost loved ones, and so we will continue to put our hope and trust in the God of all comfort, as we all seek to rebuild our lives,” she wrote.
(BBC News from their website, 15 October 2006)

This, surely, is the true spirit of Jesus…

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