Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Love Always More Powerful Than Hatred

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Love Always More Powerful Than Hatred

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Byline: Pastor Rob Edwards

IN recent times we have seen an escalation of terrorist attacks.

And they are striking at the hearts of peace loving people.

Not only that, the stresses caused by drought and economic hardship have been a great burden for many in our community.

And further to that, many are troubled by a growing culture of violence in both the streets and in the home.

We would like to see it end.

Together with this we have seen a number of serious natural disasters hit our state and our country.

If all we do is to focus on how bad it all is, we grow in fear and hatred which destroys us.

If, however, we renew our desire for peace and love and work towards that, we find that love is a far greater power than hatred ever can be.

The churches of Rockhampton gathered together to provide a positive response to the troubles we see. Our response was to gather in prayer and to provide an avenue of prayer so that the community may have somewhere to express their concern over these events. …

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