Deeply saddened to hear the news about the mosque in Christchurch. Evil takes many forms , however actions like the one we saw today don’t just spontaneously happen. It starts with division. Small thoughts like; “Why would ‘we’ sacrifice ‘our’ safety for ‘them.’” .
A ‘we vs. them’ ideology has certainly caused more murders than any. It starts as a small seed, then the division begins to sprout inside a dark place in our hearts. A better world starts in each of us by removing these sprouts of division. .
Atrocities like the one we saw today will continue until we activity love people despite our differences. We don’t have to agree, but we can have compassion for each other despite our differences. Link arms, dialogue, care for one another. Be the light you want to see in the world. .
You might know the story - A man was on the side of the road, helpless, naked and broken. The ‘religious’ walked right by because it was not culturally acceptable to reach out and help that man. Then someone who had compassion took the man in, clothed him, and saved his life....Who does Christ call you to be? Love despite differences and actively stand with the Muslim community today. If you’re looking for actionable steps check out @preemptivelove , they posted a great article about how to help during this time of grieving. @nations is another incredible resource.