Tui Motu InterIslands Magazine



  1. Lockdown Thought — Day 49 — last day in Level 3

    This is the last Lockdown Thought. We will be printing the June issue of Tui Motu magazine at the beginning of the month. If you are not a ... Read more…
  2. Lockdown Thought — Day 48 now at Level 3

    This is the penultimate Thought. On Thursday Aotearoa New Zealand will move into Level 2 and we'll be going back to the Office. If you ... Read more…
  3. Lockdown Thought — Day 47 now at Level 3

    "The other has a face." God help us see that the other — whichever side he or she is on — is the face of the divine. We've learned this ... Read more…
  4. Lockdown Thought — Day 46 now at Level 3

    Happy Mother's Day! Read more…
  5. Lockdown Thought — Day 45 now at Level 3

    The truly wise do not spout truth from afar, rather, they engage in conversation in such a way that all are affected and influenced by the ... Read more…
  6. Lockdown Thought — Day 44 now at Level 3

    At their best our Faith traditions animate our lives, and integrate their various parts. They can encourage us to examine what they teach ... Read more…
  7. Lockdown Thought — Day 43 now at Level 3

    Mercy’s on-going challenge to us is to grow in understanding to keep alive our humanity and become a compassionate people. We can learn ... Read more…
  8. Lockdown Thought — Day 42 now at Level 3

    Christians need to become spokespersons for an ecological ethic in which the world is not ours to use for our own convenience. It is God’s ... Read more…
  9. Lockdown Thought — Day 41 now at Level 3

    "The deep Mystery of the Divine is revealed in every being, but in a supreme manner within the comprehensive unity of the whole. The ... Read more…
  10. Lockdown Thought — Day 40 now at Level 3

    We’re not called to save the world — that has already been done. Instead we are called to fulfill the promise of our own being while ... Read more…
  11. Lockdown Thought — Day 39 now Level 3

    My hope is based on a confidence that to be Catholic means to be part of a community that continually seeks to give personal faith a way ... Read more…
  12. Lockdown Thought — Day 38 now Level 3

    Love, life, healing fall on us and over us and we can do no more than open our eyes and be grateful. The kindness of people, everyday ... Read more…
  13. Lockdown Thoughts — Day 37 now Level 3

    Love is the extra place set at the table reserved for someone who’s been away for a short time, or a long time. My Mum immortalised this ... Read more…
  14. Lockdown Thought — Day 36 now Level 3

    The principle of the common good is first in our families. We make many, many decisions that impact on individual members as well as on ... Read more…
  15. Lockdown Thought — Day 35 now Level 3

    We are all invited to build relationships with “the other” — whether that means children, sad or mad people, people with different ethnic ... Read more…
  16. Lockdown Thought — Day 34 but at Level 3

    The call to solidarity in action is clear, if undoubtedly daunting ... It involves “choosing solidarity and making history and building ... Read more…
  17. Lockdown Thought — Day 33

    To know that we are loved but not for anything we do or achieve, not for our looks, or our cleverness, is an important psychological ... Read more…
  18. Lockdown Thought — Day 32

    It’s hard to know whether we can halt, let alone undo, the damage that we have inflicted on the environment. We may first need a spiritual ... Read more…
  19. Lockdown Thought — Day 31

    Anzac Day Read more…
  20. Lockdown Thought — Day 30

    We're invited to "Stand at Dawn" at our mailboxes or driveways at 6.00am tomorrow for Anzac Day. Read more…
  21. Lockdown Thoughts — Day 29

    We remember those who died of COVID-19 in our world yesterday and the family of the person in our country. Read more…
  22. Lockdown Thought — Day 28

    We mourn the person who died of Covid-19 yesterday — and all those around the world. Read more…
  23. Lockdown Thought — Day 27

    In the autumn of my life I have a touch of spring. I make sure I hug as many people daily as I can. I drink cups of tea with neighbours at ... Read more…
  24. Lockdown Thought — Day 26

    It’s no mystery, this building of community. We know how to do it. We will always need to respond to new and challenging contexts, but the ... Read more…
  25. Lockdown Thought — Day 25

    How can we to live together — be a safe landing place? If we focus on the disagreements and divisions, we miss the crucial value of ... Read more…
  26. Lockdown Thought — Day 24

    We remember the 11 women and men who have died of Covid-19 in our country and their families mourning their loss. Read more…
  27. Lockdown Thought — Day 23

    “Everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another” (Jn 13:35). The measure of this love is new — it is just ... Read more…
  28. Lockdown Thought — Day 22

    Striving for action to reduce inequality is a great aim. But the first step is acknowledging the many and complex inequalities that exist ... Read more…
  29. Lockdown Thought — Day 21

    I find that walking the dog is therapeutic as it provides me time for reflection. My dogs always seemed to understand what I was telling ... Read more…
  30. Lockdown Thought — Day 20

    I remember that my parents, and my mother especially, were very keen to give support to people — she would look around the community to ... Read more…
  31. Lockdown Thought — Day 19

    However driven, drained or damaged we may be, is there not always some inner belief in a feeble flicker of a finer self, a moral, mystical ... Read more…
  32. Lockdown Thought — Day 18

    Blessings of life on Easter Sunday. Read more…
  33. Lockdown Thought — Day 17

    Holy Saturday Read more…
  34. Lockdown Thought — Day 16

    Good Friday Read more…
  35. Lockdown Thought — Day 15

    Holy Thursday at home Read more…
  36. Lockdown Thought — Day 14

    Nothing that happens is unimportant or irredeemable — even Covid-19. Grace goes on. Irrespective of religion, God’s energy flows through ... Read more…
  37. Lockdown Thought — Day 13

    God’s people are an adult people. We are ready, willing and able to do God’s work in a world beset by this crisis. For us, "minister" is a ... Read more…
  38. Lockdown Thought — Day 12

    The deep truth of mercy is that it takes a certain brokenness to receive. Only those who relinquish their own resources for goodness are ... Read more…
  39. Lockdown Thought — Day 11

    Singing and music somehow pull the protective layers off my heart better than most things, particularly when I engage actively — by ... Read more…
  40. Lockdown Thought — Day 10

    Our own spirituality is shaped by our strengths, values, dreams and goals and is the source of the deep energy of love dwelling in us and ... Read more…
  41. Lockdown Thought — Day 9

    I think of wine developing flavour and depth with age. It's like children and adults maturing by working together intentionally, with ... Read more…
  42. Lockdown Thought — Day 8

    At the centre of the principle of subsidiarity is the idea that trust and compassion in society is necessary for both the common good and ... Read more…
  43. Lockdown Thought — Day 7

    We need ordinary, inspiring people around us to challenge our insularity and show us what respecting the dignity of others really looks, ... Read more…
  44. Lockdown Thought — Day 6

    The principle of the common good applies at all levels in our lives. It is an ongoing challenge but not a burden. It is an opportunity to ... Read more…
  45. Lockdown Thought — Day 5

    The peace and unity we wish for are already present within the world. Nightmarish though it now is, this is the time, this is the year, ... Read more…
  46. Lockdown Thought — Day 4

    is core vocabulary in India. As a verb it conveys the ideas of adapting, adjusting, innovating and, if none of the above efforts yield ... Read more…
  47. Lockdown Thought — Day 3

    We can do this — together. Read more…
  48. Lockdown Thought — Day 2

    It is the moment when you know for sure that the birth and death of everything, the sustaining and empowering of all that works towards ... Read more…
  49. Lockdown Thought — Day 1

    Sorry — I can't change the signup form on our website so at the moment you cannot sign up yourself. If you want to receive these daily ... Read more…