March 18, 2019

On 15 March 2019, our beautiful city of Ōtautahi, Christchurch, was rocked once more, but this time, by man-made terror.  There’s more than enough news coverage to tell the story – I’m not repeating it.  But what can we do with the aftermath of fear, confusion, grief and despair?

‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Therefore,

we will not fear…’

Psalm 46:1

We aren’t powerless; and we aren’t without hope.

There are things we can do; and there’s everything that God can do.

Here are a few tips that might help you, or someone you know, bring light in the darkness.

Don’t focus on the violence or the terrorists. 

It only adds weight to what they have done; fuel for the fire of evil.  Focussing on the actions and the perpetrators only results in more fear, grief or hatred.  These things produce nothing good, only mo...

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