Hate struck a mosque in New Zealand this morning as at least 49 were killed while praying.

Across the world, people are being killed for how and where they pray.

In this case, many of the victims were refugees praying to God while seeking safety.

I wonder if the attackers believe in God as the victims, failing to recognize they just killed people praying to the SAME God just by a different name.

For all of us, in addition to prayers, we must ask ourselves why would a person (or people) do such a thing?

What is hurting within them that would lead to such hate?

If we name that, what can we do to convert hearts from fear to peace, from hate to love?

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