Continuing my conversation with George, I told him I was really touched by the interfaith vigil recently held at Bell Grove Square Park in Westminster for the victims of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. It was a creative way to remember and mark the tragic event of the shooting of 49 people by a gunman in a nightclub. With interfaith prayer, songs, and personal reflections we paused to remember and allow God to give us strength to find meaning in this tragedy while at the same time to rededicate ourselves to how we can live with one another. The thing that got me was the tolling of the bell at the end of the vigil. The morning newspaper said it was tolled 49 times for each of the persons killed, but I counted 50 times — including one for the shooter. How can you forgive a shooter who killed so many in such a violent way? And then I remembered the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, last year and how members of the church congregation offered forgiveness to the racist shooter there. Forgiving the shooter does not dismiss the responsibility of the one who killed so many, but it does free up our lives to move ahead and, in so doing, try to find meaning and solutions to living together in a diverse land.