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Chapel Messages



Wednesday 28/02/2024

Good Morning All
A gorgeous day on the Farm today.
The Bible Reading for the week is from Philippians 2:1-8
The focus of our chapel this morning was …RESPECT.
Our Maori and Pasifika students are brought up to RESPECT our elders, no matter what, no matter who. No two ways about it.
It is a ‘way’ of being which brings order to our way of life … everyone has their place and everyone knows their place.
We learn through RESPECT how ‘to be’ in our relationships with one another … caring, compassionate, loving, kind, RESPECTFUL.
In growing up this way we naturally in the world/s outside of our whanau, aiga, kainga transfer this RESPECT to whatever situation we find ourselves in.  
We also have our Christian faith and as a people of faith, the way of Christ is as the reading reminds us again this week, the way
of humility and we are invited to be like Christ in this way …. humble ….  RESPECTFUL.
It is the world outside our families where the notion that RESPECT is only for those deserving, that RESPECT is earned, that our young people begin to struggle with straddling the different viewpoints of the way ‘to be.’ They are told to form opinions, to find their voice,  to speak out.
This morning we were encouraged to always default to what we know and how we were brought up. That this way of ‘being’ will always place us in good stead wherever we are. By being RESPECTFUL we are being true to who we are, where we come from and what we believe to be true. We don’t give to get … we give because that is our way of being.
Have a blessed day,
Rev Ali'itasi Aoina-Salesa
Superintending Chaplain / Dean

Tuesday 27/02/2024

Good Morning All
RESPECT is the way of the world and we cannot make our way in the world without using the God given gift and living principle by which to live by. It’s an awareness that comes from understanding who God is and who we are in the whole scheme of living life.
The Bible Reading is from Philippians 2:1-8

There is no people or culture which does not practice  RESPECT  as a means by which to ensure the longevity and peacefulness of that culture. To sustain and maintain the ways in which we live, the practice of RESPECT enables us to live alongside one another in relationship and connectedness. We cannot offer service or be servants in isolation. It is a calling to be with people in all their vulnerability and joys, highs and lows.

RESPECT is the life giving force enabling us to experience in all its fullness what God invites us to experience.
The Bible reading encourages us to be of the same mind … the like mindedness of Christ where RESPECT and humility will open doors … will reflect a people of good character.

Have a blessed day

Rev Ali'itasi Aoina-Salesa
Superintending Chaplain / Dean

Monday 26/02/2024

Good Morning All
We are into Week 5 of the first Term and it has been a full on start to the 2024 year as a school.
We give thanks for the non-disruptive start to the year …  long may it continue.
CONGRATULATIONS to Simmonds House who took out the Swimming Sports last Friday. Awesome day!
CONGRATULATIONS to former Wesley Old Boy Tyrone Te Ruruku whose wedding I officiated at last Friday.

This week the chapel theme is RESPECT the second of our school’s Kairangi values.
The Bible reading is from Philippians 2:1-8 on page 1466 in the Wesley Bibles.
The quote for today reads RESPECT for ourselves guides our morals. RESPECT for others guides our manners.

In this the second week of Lent the reading reminds us of the humility of Christ not only throughout the whole of his life, but particularly in his journey to the Cross … one of obedience, one of devotion, one of grace.
The walk of humility is one of placing others before ourselves. No greater example than that of Christ’s sacrifice.
When we are united with Christ joy comes in our being like-minded.
In our lives of service RESPECT and humility are synonymous with God’s call to a love without qualification …to just simply love. No greater RESPECT than this.

Have a blessed day,
Rev Ali'itasi Aoina-Salesa
Superintending Chaplain / Dean

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