Matamata ma Tatalo… mo le Poto

 

IT o se vaiaso faigata tele a o ou faaauau pea ona tusia lenei faasologa i luga Le Paganism Fou. O loʻo ou tusi atu i le aso e fai atu ia te oe e te tumau ma aʻu. Ou te iloa i lenei vaitau o le initaneti o la tatou vaʻaiga vaʻaia e oʻo i lalo i ni sekone. Ae o le mea ou te talitonu o loʻo tatalaina mai ia te aʻu e lo tatou Aliʻi ma le Tamaʻitaʻi e matua taua tele, mo nisi, o lona uiga o le tosoina mai o i latou mai se taufaʻasese mataʻutia ua uma ona faʻasesēina le toʻatele. O lea ou te matuaʻi faʻaaluina le faitau afe o itula o tatalo ma suʻesuʻega ma faʻamamafaina latou i lalo i ni nai minute o faitauga mo oe i nai aso uma. Na ou taʻua muamua o le faasologa o le a tolu vaega, ae o le taimi ou te maeʻa ai, e mafai ona lima pe sili atu. Ou te le iloa. Ua na ona ou tusi e pei ona aʻoaʻo mai le Alii. Peitai, ou te folafola atu, o loʻo ou taumafai e taofi mea i le tulaga ina ia e maua le aano o le mea e tatau ona e iloa.

 

ATAMAI MA KNOWLEDGE

And that’s the second point. All of what I’m writing is malamalama. What is really necessary, however, is that with that knowledge you also have poto. Knowledge gives us facts, but wisdom teaches us what to do with them. Knowledge reveals the kinds of mountains and valleys ahead but wisdom reveals which path to take. And wisdom comes by way of tatalo.

Mataala ma tatalo ina neʻi oʻo ia te oe le tofotofoga. E naunau le agaga ae vaivai le tino. (Mareko 14:38)

Watch means to gain the knowledge; tatalo means to gain the grace to know how to respond to it, which God will give you through poto since in Him “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” [1]Kolose 2: 3 Without wisdom, knowledge alone can sometimes leave one consumed by anxiety and fear such that he or she becomes “like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.” On the other hand, the one who acquires wisdom plunges beneath the surface to the depths of God’s heart where it is calm and still, for wisdom…

…is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity. (James 3:17)

Last, I can’t think of anywhere in Scripture where it folafolaga that, if you pray for a specified thing, you are sure to get it as it does for wisdom.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. (James 1:5)

That’s why I pray for wisdom every day. I know that’s God’s will for certain!

 

THE SEQUEL

I am also excited to tell those of you who read my daughter Denise’s powerful and critically acclaimed novel Le Laau, that she is now in the final stages of editing her sequel le Toto. She is reaching out to an award-winning professional to assist with this, but needs your help. I calculated that, if all my subscribers donated just 15 cents each, she can pay for the editing. I know, I know… we ask too much.

You can encourage this beautiful young Catholic by making a donation to her GoFundMe campaign iinei.

I am off to Texas to speak at two conferences tomorrow (details below). Will you pray for all of us there? I will continue to stay in touch with you through my writings. Know how deeply I love and care for each of you. How much more then does the One who created you.

You are loved…

togi

 

MARK o le a tautala ma pese i totonu Texas

nei Novema i konafesi e lua i le itumalo o Dallas / Fortworth.

Vaʻai i lalo… ma vaai outou uma iina!

 

 

O LE TAIMI O LE FILEMU

Ose aso malolo…

 

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