This book is dedicated to Rachel Joy Scott. May her memory remain alive through the chain reaction she started by acts of kindness. Rachel, I love you.
Merely mention the word Columbine in a conversation and the reaction you get demonstrates that the Denver area high school where my daughter and eleven other students and one teacher were killed has unfortunately become the most famous high school in the world.
Your goal in life should not be based on trying to copy what other people are doing. You have our own role to play and your own skills to work with.
To forgive somebody is to say one way or another, "You have done something unspeakable, and by all rights I should call it quits between us. Both my pride and my principles demand no less. However, although I make no guarantees that I will be able to forget what you've done and though we may both carry the scars for life, I refuse to let it stand between us." (quoting Frederick Buechner from "Wishful Thinking")
We pay dentists huge amounts of money to drill our teeth and make holes in them and put foreign objects in them and pull them, all of which is torture. But we know that the pain is for our own good.
Go, my friend, and in the words of Rachel Scott, START A CHAIN REACTION!
Rachel Scott and her killer Eric Harris both talked about starting a "chain reaction." Eric used violence to kill and destroy at Columbine High School. But Rachel chose another path. In a personal creed she wrote one month before her death in the Columbine tragedy, she explained her conviction that if one person goes out of his or her way to show compassion, it will start a world-changing chain reaction of kindness.
For Rachel, this was a solemn calling. And now her father, Darrell Scott, is carrying on her crusade by challenging people of all ages to commit themselves to creating a revolution of compassion that can make a real difference in our troubled world. Chain Reaction spells out this challenge in compelling detail, providing moving examples of practical compassion and giving illustrations from Rachel's life and journals.
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In a personal creed she wrote one month before her death, Rachel Scott explained her conviction that if one person goes out of his or her way to show compassion, it will start a world-changing chain reaction of kindness. Now her father is carrying on her crusade by challenging people of all ages to commit themselves to creating a revolution of compassion that can impact our troubled world.… (more)