This is for New Zealand … and for Christchurch
New Zealand, you are loved. Stay safe, stay strong, stay calm.
At this time of great challenge and utterly senseless violence, our prayers and love are with you. Each and every one of you. No one in our world should have to experience what you are going through today. Such violence and hatred have no place in a loving world.
And it is a loving world that we commit ourselves to even more today.
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful caring places I have had the privilege of spending time in. Its people are funny and generous and kind. Some are friends who I hold dear. It is one of those special places on our planet that still carries within the very fabric of its earth and air, a sense of wonder and possibility. Its stories are both ancient and young.
That such violence has happened in Aotearoa, The Land of the Long White Cloud, saddens me greatly.
May angels of love and light guide your way and help you heal … each and every one of you.
Kia Ora – Kia Kaha
You are loved, New Zealand. You are loved.