Re: “A death is no cause for celebration” (letter, 5-3).
When I heard the reports of Osama bin Laden’s death Sunday, I felt the same as the letter writer.
In 2006, in Lancaster County, Pa., a gunman burst into a schoolroom and killed five Amish girls before taking his own life. The response of the Amish community to this tragedy fascinated the whole world.
First, a delegation of elders visited the widow of the murderer, to offer forgiveness. Next, the families of the slain girls invited the widow to their own children’s funeral. Next, they requested that all the relief …