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

  • Let God use what you've got

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    'What is that in your hand?' Exodus 4:2 NIV

    The Bible says, 'Moses answered: "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The Lord did not appear to you?'" Then the Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. The Lord said, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake' (Exodus 4:1-3 NIV). Throwing down your staff, the thing you lean on, is frightening and counter-intuitive to all of us who are control freaks. But as long as you hold on to it and try to control it, God can't use it. In golf, when an amateur wants to drive the ball further they grip the club tighter, but it has the opposite effect. The key to a long drive is loosening your grip.

    Moses' staff represented his identity and security. It was the way he made his living as a shepherd, and the way he protected himself and his flock. So when God told him to throw it down, he was asking Moses to let go of who he was and what he had. Question: What are you not willing to let go of? Answer: You don't control whatever it is you're holding on to, it controls you. If you don't throw it down, your staff will forever remain only a staff. But if you have the courage to surrender it to God, it can become the lightning rod of his miraculous power.

    What's in your hand today? You can hang on to it and see what you can do, or hand it over and see what God can do. Today let God use what you've got.

    Soulfood: Ex 36-38 Jn 4:39-54 Ps 87 Pro 27:4-6,