Church and grog
The discussions by the two priest (talatala) tells us of the scourge of drinking yaqona in the church (Editorial cartoon by Paul Dorin FS 27/8). I agree entirely with the wisdom of the junior talatala (church steward or vakatawa) sitting cross legged in the traditional manner that ministers should not drink kava.
This has been a long historical challenge to the church where people want to obtain things in another manner once they get their hands on a bowl. It is one of the most dangerous and old problem of the church including overindulgence in red wine almost drunk religiously. You know what’s next. The two blokes look very concerned and I hope a righteous decision will be made soon. These are not futile thoughts. Lets wait for an upright outcome and hope that members will not harden their hearts.