Sam Mahon looks back on the moments of his life when he felt connected to Christ Church Cathedral.

We were pausing for coffee recently in a rural cafe when a woman blew in through the door as if she had been expelled from a vacuum cleaner.

She headed for a nearby table and threw herself into a chair opposite a thin, upright man dressed in the drab garb of an undertaker.

Blowing a lock of hair from her eyes, she slapped a palm on the table between them and addressed him as follows: “What on earth have we done to deserve this snatch-and- grab society? It seems to have subsumed us.”

 Read the full opinion piece at the ChCh Press here…

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