Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Donald Trump phenomena

A self-centered man, not very kind to most people, intelligent, educated, bold, and not afraid. No one in our past American history would have chosen him as the leader of our country, but the times will live now are different. There is truly a spiritual war going on, a final show down between the forces of good and the forces of evil.

During the election process I did not know who our president should be, I did not feel a lot of qualifications for either of them – but I do not know everything. On the other hand, I trust that God does. Therefore, I simply pray that whomever God could work with the best would be the person elected.

Since, Mr. Trump became president, I do not gloat, and I do not despair, I simply wait. Wait and see what will happen. No one can possibly predict, his next tweet, his next move, or his next words…
One thing I know for sure is our country, as is, today, needs a serious wake up call. We do not love ourselves, we do not respect ourselves as citizens of America. We behave childishly in many cases and do not respect the freedom that is ours. We mi-use it, we drag it in the mud, we do not even understand its value. Some of us think it will be there forever. It might be possible that God is using Mr. Trump as a wake-up call for us.

On the other hand, I also see many good people in our country. People who want to take responsibilities and are trying to do what they can in a non-reactionary way and in a non-violent way. So, as I said in my first paragraph we are in the final show down between the forces of good and the forces of evil, not just in this country but in the world, not just in this physical world but also in the spiritual world, and inch by inch – We are making progress towards heaven in both worlds.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Do you believe in God?

Which one? There are many Gods in this world. I cannot say for sure that I believe in the God of the person who is asking the question, unless, this person, first, tells me who God is, for him or her.

Yes, I believe that I am a created being and therefore there is a creator, someone who gave life to humanity on the onset. I also believe that the earth and the whole universe was created by a being who was capable of planning and executing a very complex creation.

Why do I believe?

I was born that way. I believe before I was conceived. I have the feeling that my ancestry, for many generations, were strong believers in a Christian God, therefore the whole spiritual atmosphere surrounding me from the start.

I never wavered in my belief in God, but I did modify it as I grew. My own thoughts, reflections, spiritual life gave me a different understanding of who God is, his motivation for creating, and his way of thinking and loving. So, the God that I believe in today is not the God that I was born to know. So, if I was asked by someone from my Parents generation who believed the way they did if I believed in God, I will have to say, no, I do not.

So far, the best definition of God that I have come across is this one:

God, the Creator of all things under the sun, is the true parent of all humanity. He is not a parent in the parochial sense, existing only for a certain religion, a certain race, or the residents of a certain region. You may call Him by any name, be it Jehovah, Allah, or any other. What is important is that He certainly exists, lives as the true parent of all people, and is carrying on the great work of Creation. He governs everything in the universe, and He carries out His providence through history in accordance with the principles and laws of nature that He set up at the beginning of time. 

[Rev. Sun Myung Moon, April 10, 2006, Peace Message # 3]

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A thought about a painting

While reading this morning… I thought:
Compared to the process of creation, the course of restoration is far more difficult. God has had to walk a path of tribulation many times more difficult. God has been working through history to provide a ladder for human beings, who fell into the realm devoid of the Principle, and pull them up. (CSG - 42-277, 1971.03.27)

I imaging an artist wanting to represent the bold red words (above) through a painting. Then, the thought of not wanting to do that came to my mind, because the image on the painting would have become an icon for people to worship and their own imagination, or more like, their own thought process development would be stunted by the painting created.  We don’t need to think when we have someone who already has is done and represented on the physical plane (like a painting).  Then I thought of the Islamic faith that does not permit any religious painting.  It suddenly made sense to me.  Why, would that be right.  One, as I said above, once an image is presented to you of a thought then it stops us (humanity) from thinking further.  Two, it creates a vehicle for bigotry and crime in the name of the faith (just like many Christians did in the past and Islamic faith individuals are doing today).
Originally written: November 4, 2016