We wouldn't normally comment on a domestic matter, but Michael Laws lives his life in the spotlight, largely of his own choosing. So we note two sad pieces of news today, as reported on Stuff.
Firstly, Laws and his partner Leonie Brookhammer have split. We've been there and done that, so we have sympathy for both parties. We suspect however that as the father of three children to his partner, Laws will find the IRD Child Support people suddenly taking an unhealthy interest in his finances.
Of more concern is the news on Lucy Laws, which doesn't look too bright. We hope that Michael and his family will be comforted to know that many churches here in Wanganui and further afield continue to pray for Lucy's recovery, our own church included.
To the Laws/Brookhammer whanau we say - Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui.