John explores why we might use te reo māori in our services, what we don’t enjoy, and what give us joy in using it.
Then he used Luke 15:1-10 to suggest that in these stories Jesus is simply seeing each person, valuing who they are for all their faults, and inviting them to repent – to have a bigger mind and to see themselves as made in the image of God. And when they begin to do that there is joy.
Who are we invited to see and value? What rejoicing are we invited to join?
In this Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori how do we see and value ngā iwi o Aotearoa – in part by speaking te reo Maori, observing Māori tikanga, and joining our Tikanga Māori Partners in Te Haahi Mihinare in their efforts to Kia Kaha te reo Maori – allow the Māori language to grow in strength