Thoughts on the Life of the Amish The terrible shootings this week at an Amish school in Pennsylvania put the spotlight on a group that sets itself apart from the rest of society.
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The terrible shootings this week at an Amish school in Pennsylvania put the spotlight on a group that sets itself apart from the rest of society.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Amish families have a tradition of trying to embrace the families of those who hurt them, and several Amish families have reportedly met with Charles Roberts's wife and parents. The massacre of their children is beyond all reason, but even from a distance when you see the Amish mourn and reach beyond their grief, you're reminded of the phrase from Philippians, Let your gentleness be known to everyone, and you will have the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.

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SIMON: Amish Singers of Colona, Iowa. This is NPR News.

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