Several years ago in South Bend, Indiana, a pair of teenagers got drunk and sped around on the back roads to kill some time. This is Amish country, and when they saw a horse-drawn cart they decided it would be good sport to attempt to throw a rock into the cart as they sped by it going the opposite direction. What they didn't realize was that the cart contained the driver's wife and young child. The rock flew into the cart and killed the infant instantly.
The Amish family, however, refused to press charges or even appear in court to testify against the teens. The pair still received jail time, but a much shorter sentence than they ordinarily would have.
Then, on the first day of their jail sentence, they were visited by the Amish family, who came extending their forgiveness, wanted to know how they could serve the teens, and seeking reconciliation.
Is this what it looks like, to follow Christ in our society? Did the Amish family react Christianly to their own tragedy? What else could they or should they have done?