Rosalie Sugrue has sent in two poems from American pastor and poet, Maren C Tirabassi, for inclusion in our resources. Both relate to the earthquakes of 14 November 2016. The first specifically relates to the effects on Kaikoura:
God is not in the earthquake,
and God is not in the landslides,
rockfalls, terrible rains,
God is in evacuators of Kaikoura, …
The second makes a comparison between recent political appointments in the USA and the seismic events in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Both are prayers, both are reflective – they would both find a place in a liturgy remembering Kaikoura. They can be found at the top of our Prayers and Blessings page.