Treasuring Safety

My Window on God's World

“If you knew all that I knew,
my poor Jerusalem,
you’d see the truth,
but you close your eyes,
but you close your eyes.

That’s from Jesus Christ Superstar. I listened to it so often as a teenager and young adult that I think I can sing it from start to finish! Those words have been ringing in my ears and heart all week. Before the mass shooting at not one, but two mosques in New Zealand. One of the first things I did when I heard about the massacres in Christchurch was to text Sheik Abdullah Hussein from the mosque in Halifax, he was one of the people that came out the night we held the community vigil. I simply offered our prayers for him and his community. His response simply said, “Thank you so much for reaching out, I really appreciate that.”

And while I was going in…

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