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

  • Honour your parents

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    'Listen to your father...and don't despise your mother.' Proverbs 23:22 NLT

    You don't learn how to be a parent in school or college, you learn it 'on the job'. And you make lots of mistakes, ones you sometimes look back on and cringe. But through it all, you love your children and want only what's best for them.

    What's the point? If your parents failed you, then you probably have wounds that need to be healed. And God says, 'I am the Lord who heals you' (Exodus 15:26 NKJV). But don't fall into the trap of self-pity by buying into the idea that you came from a 'dysfunctional family'. Some families are better than others, but all of them have areas of dysfunction. Look back and consider your parents' circumstances and some of the challenges they faced while raising you, and perhaps you'll be able to view the mistakes they made with a little more compassion. They are human beings, just as you are; they make mistakes, just as you do. Nobody's perfect. By showing compassion towards them you'll be better able to show compassion towards yourself when you inevitably make mistakes with your own children. And - this is important - when your children see you extending grace towards your parents, they'll be better able to extend it towards you.

    So if you need to forgive your parents, do it today and move on. Don't keep bringing it up. Would you like God to keep reminding you of the sins he's forgiven you for? No? Then try to show that same grace and compassion. And pray for them. Why? Because when you pray for somebody it's hard to complain about them!

    Soulfood: 2 Chr 12-15 Lk 15:11-32 Ps 119:97-104 Pro 21:24-27,