The Amish are very private people. They are very self sufficient. The tragedy Monday in Lancaster County, the intrusion of our violent society on their peaceful one, is burdening them with major medical bills. Several children remain in serious or critical condition at major hospitals in the region. The community is reluctantly accepting financial assistance from those willing to help.
If you can find it in your heart and your means to help here is the information. This week especially, the blog has received visitors from all over the country. This is an opportunity for me to reach out and ask you to help these good people.
When other communities would be seeking revenge the Amish are embracing the shooter's family as fellow victims and asking forgiveness for his actions. These are strong people of immense faith. Strength, though, has its limits too. Sometimes we "English" intrude on their lives way too much. Let's atone for that and provide them some comfort in their hours of need.