Briefly, as travelling a bit through these days.
One way to sum up an interesting week of meetings, conversations and a number of church services, not only on the last two Sundays, is "encouragements and challenges."
I am grateful to God, you will be also, for encouragements - for those signs that God is at work among us.
I acknowledge to God, you will also, that challenges are opportunities - primarily for faith, for trusting that God knows best, over the long term, and is, according to the Word, working out all things for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).
And today may be a larger encouragement: our Government will announce whether most of NZ (including our Diocesan area) goes to Level 1 ... or not.
Hopefully more depth and detail re being Anglican Down Under next week.