For Christians, the seculum is nothing more or less than God’s world. Recent publications argue that to live in New Zealand is to sense, all around us, that sacredness. Robyn McPhail, for example, points out the sacredness of topsoil for farmers. We have noted the suggestions that we learn to read the work of our poets and artists in terms of an earthed and earthy spirituality.
Peter Matheson, in The Myth of Secular New Zealand, published in Pacifica 19 (June 2006)
seculum - definied as world/universe; secular/temporal/earthly/worldly affairs/cares/temptation