(Blessing for Waitangi Day service)

In mingling our wairua in the hongi

in passing the peace of Christ from hand to hand

in sharing the sacred meal, and morning tea

we create a reality

in which manuhiri and tangata whenua become one iwi.


Go in peace, knowing past hurts are healed,

weaving our korero of faith and our mahi of aroha—

kaitiakitanga for our earth and its peoples

manaakitanga for those in need—

into our every day.



© bronwyn angela white, 2017

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