I read this beautiful poem at our church service at Englewood yesterday.
(Indianapolis folks: We will be hosting an event with Tania Runyan on this Thursday evening, May 22. You won’t want to miss it!)
Blessed Are The Merciful
Amish schoolhouse shooting, Nickel Mines, PA
I didn’t trust their forgiveness.
Before the blood cooled on the schoolhouse floor
they held the killer’s widow in their arms,
raised money for his children,
lined his grave site with a row of patient horses.