Ignorance breeds fear and Fear breeds war! Let us learn that we may have Peace…
Meaningful thoughts and explanations about the Purpose of Creation, what happened at the time of the “fall of man”, and the mission of the “Messiah?”
Not just Christianity but most religions, using different words approach these three main thoughts.
I read today a beautiful article about a group of young people who are part of the K-Pop culture. The article was true but incomplete.
My response to the article is below:
I see nothing wrong with the article I just read, but there is something missing.
They are young people exploited by the businesses at hand who have no other goals but make plenty of money. These young people are puppets that suffer tremendously in their soul. If Satan takes, God will too and therefore, in around about way God is going to use the unwilling sacrifice of these young people to advance his providence. These young people, most of them will become casualty of war. Their personal lives are ignored, their souls and hearts are ignore. I cannot watch them, it makes me cry.
Just like the Bible, the books that contains the words of our True Parents must be read. Why? Because we are told to? Or because it is necessary for our own growth? Because it is necessary.
How should we read the words of our True Parents? The same way, that Christians needed to read the Bible, with respect, humility, and great anticipation of discovery. Young and old alike who read the Bible because they had to, never really understood what they were reading. They did not make the Word their own. They did not take ownership of them. For many, it made them rigid, not able to apply what they had never understood through their reading. They read but never received from their reading the education needed.
With True Parents words, it is the same. Reading is good, understanding is better, and applying that understanding is what will make the world Heaven. We need to read with all of our senses, physical and spiritual.
Education is not a cookie-cutter that can fit everyone. Education needs to be adapted to the person who needs to be educated. Therefore, it is important that the person who reads the Word do it his or her own way.
My way is not your way, and your way may not be mine, but both our ways if the purpose is to truly understand what is read, then it is good. I read alone. I start my day with the Word, I end my day with the Word. I have done it for quite many years now.
Sometimes, I read, and I am completely in agreement with the words. But it is not always the case. If I read something that I don’t understand or that I do not agree with, I still keep reading. I do not accept what I do not agree with. I wait, keep an open mind. I put myself in the position of a learner.
Why do I keep reading, even when I do not agree with the sentence, the paragraph, or the whole page? Because I trust God, and I also trust the True Parents, respect, and love them very much. So, I wait. True Parents have proven themselves to me. They do not need to defend their words or actions to me. No one else I know were able to bring the Divine Principle to me, they did. There might have been many candidates with similar experiences like True Father. But he is the only one who was able to bring it to the world, no one else.
I have realized that my ability to understand God and our history has developed a lot. I also have a pretty good idea of the future – once we are living in oneness with our Creator. I cannot explain these things very well, but I know. Spiritual growth has truly taken place, and I credit this to my reading the words. But it is not just me that has grown because of my reading. It is my environment too, including my spiritual world. We all benefit.
The Divine Principle as taught by Rev. Sun Myung Moon is a truth that needs to be applied every
single day in our relationships. At home, at work, and at play the Divine Principle has a place. Do not keep that seat empty.
Self-preservation is a natural mechanism that exist to help us stay alive. In a protected environment when surrounded by people who care and love this self-preservation sometimes become, “pride”. Having too much pride can easily destroy loving relationship between family members, friends, and co-workers.
We need to remember what we learned through the Divine Principle. The hardest things to give is ourselves. Our thoughts, our wants, and our needs are precious to us, they define us. Though we know that we must experience the kind of giving that could erase our own existence, it is hard to do, but it is what we need to do.
When we fight with someone we love, it is because we believe that the other person feels that what they have to say is more important than what we have to say, but in reality – the person speaking feels just like us. The person speaking feels unheard and undermined. The person speaking feels frustrated, just like us.
The fastest way to stop the fight is to remain silent with our voice, but also with our mind, and with our heart. That is what self-deny means – it is the hardest thing to do, but if done correctly, will allow the other person to calm down and do the same. True love will once again flow between both of you, of that, you can be very proud.
Sharing truthfully what we think with our love ones is necessary, but learning how to do it take time, sometimes it may take a very long time.