This week in Sydney two little boys were killed and several other children were injured when a car accelerated into a classroom. Australia was shocked. Police called it an accident, although causes are being investigated and the driver , a woman about my own age, has been charged. The first funeral was held today. Held in a mosque, it was packed out. The woman driver has apparently been distraught since the incident, and very apologetic.
On the way to the funeral, in the hearse with his son's coffin, on behalf of his family, the father of the young student conveyed his forgiveness to the woman who had killed his son under her car. He said he would be happy if she met with the family after the stream of visitors went home. He asked people to stop retaliatory words and actions.
It is of people and conciliatory actions like that, that true leaders are made.