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Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy
Mar 02, 2009
Amish forgiveness, while expressed immediately, doesn't happen overnight. It is an ongoing process, but the forgiveness shows itself in deeds of kindness that spring from a long heritage of understanding that Christian forgiveness is the cornerstone of the faith. The central prayer for the Amish is the Lord's Prayer, and if one does not forgive one's debtors, one will not be forgiven. There is no choice between forgiving and not doing so. It becomes the essential ingredient. The Amish do not prosyletize or boast of their faith; they live it out in deeds of compassion and service, esp. when there has been a disaster in the community or anywhere in the world where help is needed.
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March, 2009 – Finished Reading
March 2, 2009 – Shelved