Never been prouder of my vicar than today.
<< Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
St. Mary the Virgin will be open to all faiths and none tomorrow, 10am to 12noon for individual solace, prayer and the lighting of candles following today's tragedy.
As I sit at home in prayer, with lighted candles, I feel a deep connection with our Muslim brothers and sisters. I have prayed alongside them in the Masjid Al Noor mosque and studied with one of their women members. >>
<< Friends, Morning (Friday) is Jummah, the weekly day of worship for our community of Muslim friends and loved ones. Be there for them. Check in. Perhaps extend a kind gesture at your local mosque. There is so much fear and hate. We must negate it with active, courageous love. >>
<< So, I live down a long driveway with 2 neighbours effectively in front of us. In the 4+ years I have lived here, I have only said hello to 1 of them in passing and nothing to the other. Tomorrow, I am going to go and introduce myself and start to build a relationship with them... >>
My request as a Muslim & fellow human:
The New Zealand terrorists live streamed their terrorist attack with specific hopes you watch it & share it.
Do Not Give Them A Platform.
Suffocate their hate. Suffocate their hate. Suffocate their hate.