On Refusing To Demonize

I recall reading a Pennsylvania newspaper story that told of a disgruntled Amish youth, who had taken to setting fires to barns in his community.

When he was finally caught one of the farmers who had had his barn levelled was asked by a reporter what he would say to this young man?

This farmer simply replied…

…I will say, ‘We have somehow failed you, son.  Why don’t you come home?’