Friday, October 06, 2006

Compassion

Read through to the last sentence and tell me you're not awed by their grace.

Donations pour in

Donors from around the world are pledging money to help the families of the five dead and the five wounded in amounts ranging from $1 to $500,000. The families could face steep medical bills.

Though the Amish generally do not seek help from outside their community, Kevin King, executive director of Mennonite Disaster services, an agency managing the donations, quoted an Amish bishop as saying: “We are not asking for funds. In fact, it’s wrong for us to ask. But we will accept them with humility.”

At the behest of Amish leaders, a fund has also been set up for the killer’s widow and three children.

3 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

A little choked up here.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

amazing and inspiring.

Apparently some of the Amish community leaders sat down with the killer's parents in order to express their forgiveness.

Talk about life-altering faith.

Wow.

1:49 PM  
Blogger The very nice man said...

Forgiveness is the mark of a great person.
Bless them for it!!

6:00 AM  

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