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Rev'd Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit. Ko e Sekelitali Seniale ‘o e Kosilio ‘o e Ngaahi Siasi ‘o Mamani.

Naʻe tuʻuta mai ‘a e Sekelitali Lahi ‘o e Kosilio ‘o e Ngaahi Siasi ‘o Mamani, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, ‘i he ‘aho Tuʻapulelulu 3 ‘o ‘Akosi ki Nukuʻalofa ni ‘i haʻane ‘aʻahi mai ki he fonua ‘e 3 ‘i he Pasifiki ‘o kau ai ‘a Tonga ni. Naʻa ne maʻu ai ‘a e faingamālie ke fakataufolofola ki he ‘Ene ‘Afió, Tupou VI ‘i Palasi ‘i he ‘aho Falaite ai pē. Ko e taumuʻa ‘o ‘Ene ‘aʻahi mai ki he Pasifiki ke fakataukei ia ki he anga ‘o e fai e lotu ‘i he Pasifiki pea mo vakai ki he ngaahi polokalama kuo fengaueʻaki ai ‘a e Kosilio ‘o e Ngaahi Siasi ‘i Tonga pea mo e Siasi Uesiliana mo e Kosilio ‘o e Ngaahi Siasi ‘o Mamani. ‘Ikai ngata ai ka te ne vakai foki ki he ngaahi ngaahi ‘isiu fakamamani lahi ‘oku ne uesia ‘a e kakai ‘o e ngaahi ‘Otumotu Pasifiki.

Naʻa ne maʻu faingamālie foki ke feʻiloaki mo e ‘Eiki Palemia mo e kau minista ‘o e Kapineti mo e kau Takilotu ‘o e Ngaahi Siasi Memipa ki he Kosilio ‘i Tonga ni (TNCC) pea pehee foki ki he fakataha mo e kau Takilotu ‘i he Fakatahaʻanga ‘o e Kau Taki Lotú, (Forum of Church Leaders).

Naʻa ne kau fakataha foki mo e kau Fefine Lotu Hufia ‘o Tonga ‘i he Prayer Breakfast ke hufia ai pe hotau fonua mo mamani lahi foki.

Naʻe maʻu ai mo e faingamālie ke ne fai ‘a e malanga ‘i Saione ‘i he Sapate 6 ‘o ‘Akosi pea mo fakatapui ai pe ‘a e kau Faifekau foʻou ‘o e Fehikitaki ‘o e taʻu ni pea hoko atu mo e talitali lahi naʻe fai ‘e he hoa ‘o e ‘Eiki Palesiteni, Loukinikini ‘Ahio mo e kau ngāue ‘o e Senitā Toketā Molitoni ke fakalangilangi ‘aki ‘a e folau kuo fai mai ‘e he Sekelitali Lahi ni.

‘Oku hoko foki ‘a e ‘aʻahi mai ko eni ke to e fakavāofi ange ai ‘a e fengāueʻaki fakaʻekumenikale ‘a e ngaahi siasi Fakakalisitiane ‘i Tonga ni mo e Pasifiki ‘i he PCC pea mo mamani lahi foki ‘i he WCC. ‘Ikai ngata ai ka ‘oku ne to e fakamanatu mai ‘a ‘etau taha pe ‘i he Huafa ‘o e ‘Eiki ko Sisu Kalaisi neongo ‘a ‘etau kehekehe fakaefonua, fakamatakali mo fakatukufakaholo. Unity in diversity in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior in Todayʻs World.

Naʻa ne meʻa foki ‘i he Pōlotu hiva ‘a e toʻutupu ‘i Saione pea ko ‘ene fekau ia “‘Oku tautau ai pē ‘a Sīsū ‘aneafi, ‘aho ni pea mo e ‘apongipongí. Ke tau puke maʻu ‘a e foʻi tui fisifisimuʻa koi a he ko Sīsū pe hotau Takimuʻá. Pea ne fakamālōʻia ai foki ‘a e toʻutupu ‘o e ngaahi siasi ‘i he ngaueʻi lelei ‘aki honau ngaahi taleniti ‘i he ngaahi malaʻe kehekehe kuo foaki atu ‘e Kalaisí pea kau ai mo e ngaahi kau hiva mālie ‘o polotu ni. Ko e sea ‘o e Polotu ni ko e Katinali ‘o e Siasi Katoliká, Soane Patita Mafi, pea naʻe tataki pē ‘a e ouau hiva ni ‘e he kau ifi mo e kau hiva ‘a e Kolisi ko Tupou. Naʻa ne maʻu faingamālie foki ke feʻiloaki mo e Sea ‘o e Falealea kaeʻumaʻā e kau Falealea ‘o Tonga ‘i he ‘aho Monité, kimuʻa pea ne foki atu ki ‘Aokalani, Niu Sila.

Naʻe foki atu ‘a e Sekelitali Seniale mo e loto fiefia lahi ‘i heʻene mamata mo aʻusia tonu ‘a e fai mafana ‘o e lotu mo e tauhi ‘a e ngaahi tukufakaholo lelei ‘o hotau kiʻi fonua ni pea mo ‘ene fakaʻamu ke tau kei pukepuke ai pe ‘a e laumalie ko ia ‘i he tapa kotoa pe ‘o e moʻui fakasosiale, fakaʻekonomika mo fakapolitikale hotau fonua ni.

Ko e ngaue lahi naʻe fai ‘e he Palesiteni Ako, Rev. Dr. Meleʻana Puloka, ka ko e taha ‘o e kau Palesiteni ‘o e WCC ‘o fakafofongaʻi e ngaahi siasi ‘o e Pasifiki pea mo Tonga ni foki pea pehee kia faifekau Rev. Fili Lilo mo e kau ngaue naʻa nau tokoni ki hono fokotuʻutuʻu ‘a e polokalama talitali lelei ‘o e Sekelitali lahi ‘o e WCC ki he foʻi pilioté. Kuo foki atu ‘a e faifekau ni ka mo ‘ene fakamanatu mai ke tau tauhi ai pe ‘a e Lotu moʻoni mo e tui pikitai ki he ‘Eiki ko Sīsū Kalaisi he ‘oku Ne kei tatau ai pe ‘aneafi, ‘aho ni mo e kahaʻu na.

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

  • Who knows God knows

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    'The secret things belong to the Lord our God.' Deuteronomy 29:29 NKJV

    The Bible says: 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding' (Proverbs 3:5 NKJV). That Scripture is easy to quote but hard to live by, especially when tragedy and loss touch our lives and we don't understand why. There are times when we pray and God gives us answers, and there are times when we pray and he gives us peace. 'Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus' (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT).

    In times of pain and loss, here are two Scriptures you can stand on: (1) 'The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us' (Deuteronomy 29:29 NKJV). When it comes to understanding things - we have our territory and God has his. And ours is limited to what he decides to reveal to us. Paul, who wrote half the New Testament by divine revelation, acknowledged, 'We know in part' (1 Corinthians 13:9 NKJV). At best, we will always be limited in our understanding. (2) 'And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose' (Romans 8:28 NKJV). Sometimes God explains things to us, and other times he stamps them 'Will explain later.' So, when you're tempted to throw up your hands in despair and say, 'Who knows?', remind yourself, 'God knows!' And today remind yourself that he's working things out for your good and his glory.

    Soulfood: Acts 8-9 Mk 3:28-35 Ps 130 Pro 10:24-26,