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Letters To The Editor, July 22, 2015

New chief Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi The newly appointed Na Kalevu Ratu Kinijoji Vosailagi is very humble, hardworking, smart and is a retired former Roko Tui Nadroga and Navoha and an
22 Jul 2015 11:05
Letters To The Editor, July 22, 2015

New chief

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

The newly appointed Na Kalevu Ratu Kinijoji Vosailagi is very humble, hardworking, smart and is a retired former Roko Tui Nadroga and Navoha and an ex-serviceman.

Despite his age at 88 years old, the high chief is a visionary of great status and calling. He is mature with very good leadership qualities and is a gentleman in every word.

I am the least surprised as reported in Fiji Sun’s  July 21st, 2015 cover page that Ratu Kinijoji did not hesitate to make his stand known in support of our Governments development initiatives.

He is also on record togepublicly supporting the move to decentralise Government services to every ordinary Fijian irrespective where they live or who they are.

His support to convert the Nadroga Navoha high school into a technical college speaks volumes of his personal conviction.

He is putting his peoples welfare and interests first rather than his as opposed to a handful of misguided SODELPA supporters.

The province and the people of Nadroga and Navoha will be the recipients of the many blessings under the leadership of their paramount chief and Na Kalevu Ratu Kinijoji Vosailagi.

Kuridrani try

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

If there is a saying that seconds matter, then the Wallabies have every reason to believe this as demonstrated during their encounter with the Springboks.

Just when the Springboks appear to have wrapped the game after repeatedly forcing the Wallabies into errors, Kunidrani barged his way forward and despite desperate tackles, managed to reach out, grounding the ball for a try which turned the game around within split seconds.

Based on performance the match belonged to the Springboks but the Wallabies turned the game around in a few seconds. All in all, a painful reality about competitive sports.

Seasonal work

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Nasinu

I believe that a budget was set aside for this year to meet the setting up and preparation of Fijians who will partake in the seasonal workers scheme.

I hope that this budget is not being used to send Government officers around Fiji to recruit seasonal workers, boosting the statistics for the unemployed while only a handful of workers have been sent across to New Zealand.

Could such fund be used to help Fijians who have been granted work permits to do seasonal work in Canada or other countries, but they need to foot their own airfares and expenses?

 

Development plan

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

It’s good that the Government is going around to all parts of Fiji to finalise its development  plan which will go through parliment later. This is required under section 72 of the constitution.

Most of the issues  raised by the people like roads,  education, employment, transportation,  housing and sanitation  food and water,  health and environment are already guararanteed  as constitutional rights(Bill of rights).

Perhaps the team that is going around  in public consultation  should justify whether  it infringes such rights or whether it does not have the resources to implement the right.

 

Prayer joke

Lawrence Narayan, Suva

Hans Boernke is asking me if I am serious or joking about the Lord’s prayer by quoting Matthew 6:9-13.

I am always serious when it comes to God’s Word and I consider it to be like raising awareness on the application of scriptures on Jews and Gentiles. Matthew’s gospel basically teaches the Jews about the God of Israel.

Similarly, in the great mission discourse, Jesus and the apostles mission is directed to “the Lost Sheep of the house of Israel.” Jesus disciples are not to enter into Gentile or Samaritan territory but to go only to Israel (Matt 10:5-6).

Furthermore, Matthew quotes regularly from the Old Testament.

His interpretative principle is one of promise and fulfillment that which is promised in the Scriptures is fulfilled in the advent of Jesus of Nazareth. The Lord’s prayer therefore, is directed particularly to the Jews and not to Gentiles or Christians.

Christians came into existence more than 60 years later in Acts 11:26. after Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to His Jewish brethren.

Besides, the Lord’s Prayer has been fulfilled after Jesus Crucifixion and applies differently to Christians as follows;

– God has now become our Abba Father – Romans 8:15

– Jesus name is above every other name in Heaven and Earth – Philippians 2:9

– Jesus is the “Bread” of life – John 6:35

– Jesus paid our debt in full by His Crucifixion – Colossians 2:13-14.

– Jesus will provide the way of escape of all our temptations – 1 Corinthians 10:13.

– Christians are supposed to resist the devil and he will flee from us – James 4:7

 


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