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

16 February 2019

  • Radical commitment 2

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    'Take up your cross daily, and follow me.' Luke 9:23 NLT

    Let's consider: (1) Commitment at work. In the past, employers valued their workers and workers valued their employers. But today's workplace has become increasingly adversarial, with workers resenting their bosses and doing the bare minimum, while bosses are often demanding and take their employees for granted. God's way calls for mutual commitment. 'Don't work hard only when your master is watching and then shirk when he isn't looking; work hard and with gladness all the time, as though working for Christ' (Ephesians 6:6-7 TLB). If you are an employer, take note who you represent - God. (2) Commitment at church. Many folks have a casual, cafeteria-style approach to church: they pick what they like and leave what they don't. Jesus said, 'I will build my church' (Matthew 16:18 NIV). And membership in it calls for a covenant relationship between believers: one in which we agree to encourage, nurture, protect, cherish, pray for each other and fulfil our mission together (see 1 Corinthians 12:12-31). (3) Commitment to Christ. Jesus made a radical commitment to us through his birth, life, suffering, crucifixion and death, and he asks us to commit radically to him. 'Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me"' (Luke 9:23 NLT). That means you no longer follow your own wishes or will, but follow the Lord, his wishes and his will.

    That's radical commitment, and it's what God expects from you.

    Soulfood: Gen 40-41 Luke 10:13-24 Ps 28 Pro 5:3-6,