New Zealand is a “multicultural society.” This was stated by Helen Clark, a previous Prime Minister. We now have an extra holiday “Matariki.”
We live in a multicultural world but there is a link we have chosen to disregard. Easter and Christmas cross many barriers. We have Anzac Day approaching in April. But what about Easter?
Here is the missing link. The reason for Easter and Christmas is the birth, life, death and resurrection of the person who had the most profound effect on civilisation. The missing link is Jesus Christ.
Let us refocus not with protests but on the values he brings – love, peace and hope. This is what our schools, society and world needs.
Reverend Margaret Liow