Jessica Dickey

On Forgiveness

On Forgiveness

A bitter heart devours its owner -- African Proverb

What would you do if you drop a loved one off at school or work and you can’t pick them up at the end of the day because for whatever reason some person (but really, let’s be honest, some guy) had had enough and couldn’t keep his demons down anymore and killed them?

This scenario plays out all to often.

Since 2006 there have been over thirty school and other mass shootings worldwide. The two deadliest in U.S. history – the 2007 shooting at Virginia Polytechnic and the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school – claimed over fifty lives. 

But what happens once the bodies are buried, the media disappear and all you are left with are photos and objects reminding you of your love?

If you are the Amish from Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania you focus on healing your community through forgiveness...