Ko Taranaki te Maunga
Ko Waitara te awa
Ko Owae te marae
Ko Tokomaru te waka
Ko Te Atiawa te iwi
This last weekend our network hosted Earthed camp in Taranaki. We were blessed by some incredible communicators leading NZ and the church in reconciliation. With well over 300 people at the hui it really was a special occasion.
Our church, Te Rautini, has played a really special part in the journey of cultural reconciliation in this land whether you know it or not. We have a responsibility as a community to be engaged and connected and participating in reconciliation of land, language and people. I want to encourage us again to never take for granted the position we are in. Let’s never become complacent or comfortable or lazy with the message of reconciliation. We must carry this message in our lives and be acting on it all the time. If the message of Jesus really is good news, then lets keep believing and dreaming and living in such a way where it’s true for tangata whenua and tangata tiriti.
Wairua is moving, lets move with Wairua.
Hei roto I aku mihi