Last weekend (Waitangi Weekend Celebration) we enjoyed a wonderful time in Christchurch with siblings and spouses. We have been having this reunion on the same weekend for the past 4 years and this year was full of fun, talk, serious moments and eating. We went punting on the Avon River, rode the gondola to the Gondola Restaurant and watched NZ lose the finals of the Sevens Rugby tournament.
The highlight for me was the 10 of us celebrating communion together on the Sunday morning and having a free and open session of sharing around the central tenets of the faith for 2 hours. What a heritage our parents left us that all 5 siblings and our spouses were comfortable to share this Love Feast together. We mused on our differences, yet rejoiced in the centrality of the fact that God became incarnate in Christ and has given us a hope that is stronger than death.