Prayers for Sydney

My what kind of a day it has been. Today my peace-loving country grieves the loss of two innocents, gunned down in a siege when they were just ordering their morning coffee. I’m not going to put up a big blog post about it. I just wanted to say a few things:

May the innocent rest in peace and may the survivors not be weighted down by trauma or survivor guilt, but be buoyed by the prayers of a country that is standing with them. 

May the police force, emergency services and others who attended the scene and minimised the loss of life be proud of what they did today and yesterday. 

May we remember that love trumps hate and that freedom must be cherished and protected. 

It’s a time to be watchful but not fearful, vigilant but not vigilante. Rest in Peace Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson.

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