Monday, October 09, 2006

Costly Grace and the Amish

USA Today has published an Op-Ed that accurately describes the faith of the Amish as they bury their children. Written by Bruce Kluger and aptly entitled "A Glimpse of Grace" the article describes the grace of Christian discipleship at its best. Here's a quote:

They collected money for the families of the deceased, including the horrified, grieving wife and children of the murderer. They also invited the family to the funerals.

"Grace," my wife said softly when I told her about this astonishing gesture of humanity by the bereaved people of Nickel Mines. "Pure grace. Maybe we all have something to learn from the Amish."
Indeed we do. We all have something to learn from the Amish.

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