All things can be counted for good when seen through the eyes of Our Lord. The horror of the Amish schoolgirls, contrasted by the response of their elders noted in the post below, reminded me of these beautiful Words of God from Isaiah 61.
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
Who can doubt that many will behold and wonder at the splendor of the Lord displayed by these Amish oaks of righteousness?
Sir Chuck, humbled by astonishing love