Three months on, and the accolades and articles continue to pour out lauding the Nickel Mines Amish.

What a powerful example.

Powerful because in their forgiveness of the killer, they gave up all claim of moral superiority.

The Amish were essentially saying that yes, we hurt, but we will heal.  We will forgive–that is always the first step.

This was not the first time the Amish have forgiven, just the most widely publicized.  Hopefully, the message reached the people that needed to hear it.

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