The leader of the opposition has called for Samoans to donate to radiothons by Samoa Rugby League and Lakapi Samoa, as part of obeying God’s commandment to love one another and love thy neighbour.
In a Letter to the Editor issued Saturday night, the long serving Chairman of Lakapi Samoa says, “Rugby is the only Religion that brings people together, talk the same language, dance together, drink together etc, etc, etc…”
Tuilaepa says Rugby League through the Toa Samoa, and the Lakapi Samoa through Manu Samoa will stage a Radio-thon before Xmas.
“Show your Christian values of love through your generous donation to our boys and let your name be heard as a contributor.”
“Have a happy Radio-thon!” he exclaims.
Players of the Toa Samoa, contracted to Rugby League clubs in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, are heading to Samoa with their families for a home coming welcome following their recent success at the Rugby League World Cup in England.
The Manu Samoa 7’s squad of locally based players on very basic weekly wages have recently returned to Samoa as Champions of the Cape Town leg of the HSBC World 7s Series. The win places them on top of the table with eight more legs this season.
The Manu Samoa 15s, mostly made up of overseas based players, have recently won two out of three matches of their recent Northern Hemisphere Tour.
Tuilaepa has called for national support of both rugby league and rugby unions planned radiothons.
The Rugby League Samoa radiothon was held today via TV1 Samoa. Donations are still being received if you visit the TV1 Samoa Facebook page.
The Letter to the Editor is published in verbatim below:
HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION PARTY
PETESA – BEACH ROAD MULINU’U – 17TH December 2022
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Christmas is truly a great time for celebration – Sports wise!
Joy, love, peace and forgiveness are the great Christian Virtues to celebrate during this coming Christmas by every Christian believer in Samoa.
Time and time again, we are reminded from the pulpits that the most important of God’s Ten Commandments to the Israelites’ is to love God and to love your neighbour.
We also learn that God dwells inside us, all of us and not just Christian believers.
The New Testament further reveals that there is really only one commandment.
And that is the commandment of Love.
For if one loves God and neighbour, and always remembers it all the time, there should therefore be no theft of other peoples’ moneys and their earth moving machines, no killing, and no telling lies etc, etc, etc.
The only reason, therefore, for the extension by nine more Commandments is for the purpose of clarifications to minimize the usual excuses due to the hard-heartedness of man’s heart and the subsequent ease of man’s fall due to the pleasures of the flesh.
We Christian followers have all failed to truly love one another.
Jesus last commandment to love one another given to his followers who witnessed, to Love One Another.
His ascension into Heaven has been ignored, if not by action, then by our thoughts.
Hence the importance of a communal prayer cited at every service by one Denomination pleading to the Lord to forgive their sins of commission and sins of omission.
For the sins of omissions are worse in Samoa amongst leaders of all Kinds.
It is the reason why the leaders of Major Christian Religions have been meeting together since the last millennium on how to love one another.
And there shall be, never any love amongst the Christians; so long as there is no one Christian Church, with one interpretation of the Bible.
Although faith in God has not produced the true love that Jesus desired, Rugby is the only Religion that brings people together, talk the same language, dance together, drink together etc, etc, etc.
The Lord will make allowance for that tiny, tiny good deed.
Rugby League through the Toa Samoa, and the Lakapi Samoa through Manu Samoa will stage a Radio-thon before Xmas.
Show your Christian values of love through your generous donation to our boys and let your name be heard as a contributor.
Have a happy Radio-thon!
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Leader of HRPP