These are not the words I would like to be writing this month; they will have to wait for another time. Needless to say, these are difficult days, but there is much to be positive about in our Archdiocese.
If we look at the world with attention, we see quickly that it is beautiful, that it glows with the beauty of the God who created it; if we look attentively at each other we discover the same thing, that is, the first and deepest truth about creation.
At the conclusion of the first Gulf War, the United States held a parade in Washington DC to proclaim its victory. This included a huge military display of tanks, armoured cars and aeroplanes in the city centre so visitors could see the weapons they had used to win the war.
One of my favourite parts of the Hutt St Centre’s annual Walk a Mile in My Boots fundraising event is when we walk past the centre and see The Outsiders band performing and fellow clients waving to us from the footpath.