I received this comment the other day, and I’d like to share it with you. I hope you’ll read and consider it:
Don, Thank you very much for your concern. Given our geographic isolation, Australians have traditionally stuck our collective heads in the sand and felt that these things just go on “over there”. There have been a few incidents before the siege but a lot of the time, you don’t always take in the news and I try not to have it on when the kids are around. So while I guess we should have been expecting one of these lone wolves to strike, it still took us by surprise and shattered our sense of immunity. I appreciate you prayers and concern and it has meant alot to Australians that the siege has been reported extensively overseas and that we matter.
I have posted a request for people to send Christmas cards to the children of Katrina Dawson who was killed in the siege and I would appreciate it if you could pass that on. I think it would make quite an impression on the children to receive cards from all around the world.
The week isn’t even over and we have now had 8 children murdered and the mother of 7 f them seems to be the prime suspect.
Australia seriously needs some prayers. It is not what you would describe as a Christian country any more. I almost feel that Christians have to go underground as being open about your faith is only counter-productive. My friends know I’m Christian and actively go to Church but that’s about it. Its a bit of a shame. Anyway, best wishes and God Bless and I wish you and yours a Merry and Blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Thank you Rowena!