Huufi ‘o e Konifelenisi

Tupou VI, Hau ‘o Tonga

‘Oku ou tuku e fakafeta‘i ki he ‘Otua´ ‘etau a‘usia ‘a e Konifelenisi ko hono hivangofulu-mā-nima´ ‘i he Falelotu Fakamanatu ‘o Siaosi Tupou I ‘i Pangai, Ha‘apai ni.
Ko e fāmili kotoa, ‘oku ‘i ai honau tala ke muia ‘e he to‘utangata ‘oku ‘alu hake´. Ko homau fāmili´, na‘e tuku homau tala´ ‘e he tu‘i ‘oku fakamanatu ki ai ‘a e falelotu ni. ‘Oku ou feinga ke muia ‘a e ngaahi kaveinga na‘e toka ki ai ‘a hono finangalo´.
Ko e me‘angāue mahu‘inga taha ke fakafepaki‘i‘aki ‘a e masiva´ ko e ako. Kuo fokotu‘u ‘e he Kolisi ko Tupou ‘a e tu‘unga fakaako fakamāmani lahi, ke ako‘i ‘a e to‘utupu ‘o e fonua. Na‘e hoko pē ia ‘i he ngaahi ta‘u ‘e teau-nimangofulu kuo hili´. Ka ‘oku toe fakafoki mai ‘i he ‘aho ni.
Na‘e tō folofola ‘a ‘ene ‘afio, Tupou V ‘o pehē, “‘E ‘omai ‘e he temokalati´ ha ngaahi pole ki he Siasi.” Ko ia kuo ‘osi hoko eni ‘i he ngaahi fonua temokalati ‘a ia na‘e langa hake ‘i he ngaahi tui fakaKalisitiane ‘o hangē ko ‘Amelika, pehē ki Fisi pea mo Ha‘amoa.
Ko e pole lahi e mavahe ‘a e ako´ mei he ‘Otua. Kapau ‘e loto ‘a e Siasi´ ke hoko atu ‘a e fakalakalaka e tu‘unga ‘o e ako fakamāmani lahi´ ki he kotoa ‘o e ngaahi ako ‘a e Siasi, ‘e lava ke fakahoko ia. Ka te tau fiema‘u ha kau faiako ‘oku ma‘u e tu‘unga fakaako fakavaha‘apule‘anga. Na‘a ‘oku lelei ke fakalotolahi‘i hotau kāinga ‘i muli ke nau tokoni mai ‘o faiako ‘i ha ta‘u si‘i pea tau toki fetongi kinautolu.
Ko e faingata‘a ‘o e ako´, ‘e hangē pē ha pūpūnifo ha pepē fo‘ou, kae‘oua leva ke tau ma‘u ‘i Tonga ni ha kau faiako ‘oku nau ma‘u ‘a e tohi fakamo‘oni ako fakavaha‘apule‘anga. Pea na‘a ‘oku fiema‘u ke toe liliu ‘e he Siasi ‘a e founga ‘oku fakalele ai ‘a e ako, ke lava ke fakafalala ki he Poate Ako ‘oku ne tokanga‘i pē ‘e ne ‘apiako. ‘I he ngaahi fonua ‘e ni‘ihi ko e Poate Ako ia ‘oku nau fili mo tokanga‘i ‘a e ola lelei ‘o e ngāue ‘a e kau faiako ‘a ia ‘e makatu‘unga ai ha toe hiki hake honau vāhenga. ‘I he founga ko eni, ‘e lava ‘e he Siasi mo e mātu‘a tauhi fānau ke fakapapau‘i ‘oku ma‘u mai ‘a e kau faiako lelei taha´ ki he tu‘unga fakamāmani lahi pea mo e tokanga‘i foki ‘o e kau ako.
‘E lava ke ‘atā pē ‘a e Potungāue Ako ‘a e Siasi mei he ngāue ki he ngaahi fakaikiiki ka nau tokanga pē ki he kaveinga fakavaha‘apule‘anga ‘a ia ‘oku ako‘i pea tokanga‘i foki ‘a e silapa ako ‘a e Siasi fakakātoa.
‘I he founga ko eni te tau lava ‘o liliu ‘etau founga ako ke tautefito ki he kau ako, ko e kaha‘u ia ‘o e Siasi. ‘I hono fakapapau‘i ‘oku fe‘unga ‘a e founga ako fakaKalisitiane pea ke fe‘unga foki mo tu‘apule‘anga.
Ko e fehu‘i leva he taimi ni, pe koefē nai ha taimi ‘e fakahoko ai e ngaahi liliu ko eni? Ko e fokotu‘u, ki he Senituli Ua ‘o e Lotu´ ‘i Tonga ni.
‘Oku ou talamonū atu ki he Konifelenisi ni mo Ha‘apai, mo e faka‘amu ke tau ikuna ‘i he fakafepaki‘i ‘o e masiva.
‘Ofa atu.

Words of Wisdom

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Do not allow yourself one thought of separating from your brothers and sisters, whether their opinions agree with yours or not. John Wesley

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Mother Teresa replied, “I don’t talk, I simply listen.....[God] doesn’t talk. He also simply listens."

Word for Today

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    'Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ.' Philippians 2:5 NIV

    Achievers: Achievers love to overcome challenges and perform for others. At best, they're motivated to grow, stretch and learn. They inspire and move people to action and enjoy being in front of crowds. Giving a talk energises them. Without a chance to develop and shine they lose their motivation. Achievers want to make an impact, can be tempted to live for the image they portray, and end up idolising their own performance. They're apt to measure success in terms of applause and recognition. When John the Baptist said about Jesus, 'He must increase, but I must decrease' (John 3:30 NKJV), he demonstrated the kind of surrender that can be difficult for an achiever.

    Simon Magus thought he could buy a spectacular ministry like Peter's, and offered Peter money in exchange for the ability to give others the Holy Spirit (see Acts 8:18-22). Similarly, an unredeemed achiever can turn what looks like serving God into serving himself. For many of us 'the sin that so easily trips us up' (Hebrews 12:1 NLT) is pride. While achievers have the ability to accomplish great things and enrich the lives of others, they can also become preoccupied with their own image and success.

    What's the answer? Paul says: 'Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves...look not only to your own interests, but...the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus' (Philippians 2:3-5 NIV).

    Soulfood: Is 4-7 Jn 5:31-47 Ps 5 Pro 27:13-16,