Monday, October 09, 2006

A little Christian forgiveness

It would seem that the Amish could teach America's "main-line" Christians a lesson or two about Christianity (as in followers of Jesus Christ):

GEORGETOWN, Pennsylvania: Dozens of Amish neighbors came out to mourn the quiet milkman who killed five of their young girls and wounded five more in a maniacal rampage.

About half of perhaps 75 mourners on hand were Amish.

"It's the love, the forgiveness, the heartfelt forgiveness they have toward the family. I broke down and cried seeing it displayed," Mr. Porter said.

Apparently, the Amish have even started a collection for the widow (and children) of the killer...

Sounds like there are some Christians that have taken the teachings of Jesus to heart: the idea that it is not our place to judge, but to forgive.

I may not agree with , but the soap-box-Christians that are running our country could learn something from these folks.

 

3 comments:

Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, and I've never heard about the Amish bullying other people about their behavior either.

I've said for years that there really aren't any Christians, but I may have to revise that statement

skip sievert said...

I think you are right Fog. Even Christ wasn`t a Christian. He was a Jewish dude.

skip sievert said...

And the Jews just go back to another substitute religion. Each one a variation of bigotry and superstition.