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Monday 15 August, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 3:19 pm

The kingdom of heaven is like the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.

…o y’know, it’s a wellspring (like Te Puna Karaiti). It’s a safe place in there. Special care in one particular place with benefits overflowing to the surrounds. Where I live in Brooklyn we’re like one or two hundred metres away from the fence. I guess the tui who hang around here daytimes go home there to sleep at night. It’s also a picture of way things ought to be, could be everywhere. I think it’s a flawed picture – humans there are visitors, not natives, we go home at night, but maybe that’s something addressed further down the track in the 500-year plan. This is a bit of a stretch, but like Micah 4, it’s also somewhere people make pilgrimage to, to learn how to live aright.

12 responses to “”

  1. Tim says:

    Oh dear. Do explain please, Matt.

  2. Aaron says:

    I agree, matt – i had very similar thoughts.

    It’s a place where may things seem put to rights.

    Justice reigns.

  3. Anna says:

    funny, i was thinking along those very same lines Matt. I have been entirely uplifted and inspired by my visit there.

  4. Thankyou for your helpful contribution Sam. For your consideration:

    The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed…
    The kingdom of heaven is like yeast…
    The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field…
    The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls…
    The kingdom of heaven is like a net…
    The kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house…

  5. Aaron says:

    exactly what I was thinking RDB

  6. Anyway matt, i’ve been there and it didn’t inspire me. What did i miss, if you please?

  7. Sam says:

    I was talking about the wildlife sanctuary, boy. Nature pwnz.

  8. I try to visit about four times a year, and have done so since 2002. Our family had a membership pass for a while, which got me and a pal in for free. I used to barge through it, all upons to find kiwis, and even take my Discman, but I soon learnt to stroll and listen to the trees. Quite nice.

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