On Saturday evening, close to 400 people from all over Auckland gathered at the Baptist Tabernacle for Love This City, an event which sent us out into various parts of the central city to do random acts of kindness, have meals and spend time with the homeless, thank security guards and bus drivers for doing what they do, and just love on our city with zero agenda. It was one of the best nights ever!
Two moments totally blew me away. First, I was almost reduced to tears when I was on the upper level of the Baptist Tabernacle photographing the crowd below. It blew my mind to see so many people come from so many different places without 'church agendas', without any labels, but simply just to do this one thing together. Secondly, it is pretty hard to beat the squeals of total strangers who three minutes prior were just going about their night and were now showered with gifts completely out of nowhere.
I am so grateful for people like Tim and Jenna who are prime examples of what it looks like to dream for a city and to lead well.