Find your position
Sun Myung Moon
November 18, 2007
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Jeong Gung
Translation of notes taken by the Unification Church History Compilation Committee
Ms. Yeon Sil Yang reads chapter seven of the Pyeonghwa Hungyeong. Rev. Sun Jo Hwang is asked to give a report.
Summary of Rev. Hwang’s report:
I accompanied Father to Yeosu on the 15th and then met the mayor. I returned to Seoul and had a meeting to discuss what we should do during the special forty-day activity period to conclude the year. I then had breakfast with the Minister of Labor and his wife, after that I went to Chung Pyung and officiated a Blessing Ceremony. After the ceremony I went to Gimpo Airport and took a plane to Yeosu. I then took a boat and arrived at Geomundo at 10:30 p.m.
We had 395 couples take part in yesterday’s blessing. In terms of quality Father is asking for unmarried single candidates to be blessed but yesterday we had many married couples at the ceremony.
I’ve discussed a lot about the Blessing Ceremony with our sub-regional leaders. We decided to hold a Blessing Ceremony on the 17th of each month and make it something of a day of celebration that can be a tradition that we regularly observe like we do for Ahn Shi Il. We decided that FFWPU Korea Headquarters will organize the ceremonies for the first three months. Later each sub-region will organize a Blessing Ceremony on the 17th of each month and further develop it so that it can be something of a day of celebration that is celebrated throughout the nation. We hope to make it a day of nationwide celebration that can be commemorated as a day of peace.
It’s been five years now since we began the Sansuwon initiative. There were many large gatherings held in each area of Korea but we never had a nationwide gathering for our Sansuwon members. Just recently we did just that. We were told that the participants were deeply moved by the experience. They were all able to become one regardless of their social positions and had a great time.
We designated a special forty-day devotion period to conclude the year. We are asking all the church leaders to keep a journal recording their activities each day during the people. I was told that they have no problems recording their activities on days they did well but they told us that they were under great distress on days when they were not successful.
Members are asked to keep this journal and to build a strategy in restoring their tribe. There is a page to list a hundred names of a person’s clan who should be blessed. Father has designated 430 couples as the standard for restoring the nation. We set guidelines for the activity so that members can bless at least 430 couples from their tribe as a part of their efforts in restoring their entire clan
The other day we had 395 couples take part in the Blessing Ceremony. In my address as the officiator I explained that there were young people and even old people in the ceremony but each one would be greatly moved once they know the true meaning of the Blessing. People do not choose to be born.
Marriage is also one of the major events in life. We can make effort to prepare for marriage. Mankind was born from the wrong lineage and thus we inherently live with contradiction.
Life was filled with suffering because of that. Yet, know the king of peace, the True Parents have come and are changing the lineage through the Blessing Ceremony. In the past people were able to receive the Blessing only after spending seven years of separation. Now however, thanks to the benefits of the age, anybody can receive the Blessing. In that sense you are all in debt, and thus you should do your best after this ceremony to pay back this debt through your life.
Summary of Father’s words:
Unless you find your position you will face difficulties even in the spirit world.
The ambassadors for peace should be educated in the Pyeonghwa Hungyeong, Unification Thought and Victory Over Communism.
[God’s] family was unable to take root in Adam’s time. Jesus was unable to do that as well. You have to connect with your ancestors.
You have to make each of the local officials in the town, county, ward, and district in Korea an owner. People were originally supposed to live in harmony with nature.
Your descendants should create a tradition. Absolute sexual ethics, pure love and the perfection of a single family! You have to return [to the spirit world] with your mind and body united.
I’m thinking of going around the south coast by helicopter.
After breakfast from 9:00 a.m. Father watched True Mother’s event in Columbus. True Father followed True Mother’s speech with the English script in front of him.
After the event, Father called True Mother and also had Shin-jun nim talk to True Mother. Father also spoke with Hyun-jin nim on the phone and told him that he did well.
Father then had a number of the leaders sing a song. In the afternoon, Rev. Kwak and a number of ambassadors for peace who were waiting at Cheonghae Garden arrived at Geomundo by helicopter.
Fishing Training at Geomundo for Ambassadors for Peace
The opening ceremony for the Geomundo Fishing Training for Ambassadors for Peace was held at 7:30 p.m. this day. About twenty ambassadors for peace took part in the ceremony. Rev. Jung Rho Yoon introduced each of the ambassadors for peace to True Father and gave a brief report. Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak gave a testimony on his life.
Rev. Kwak then read the resolution made by the five great saints and the message from Jesus.
Father then spoke briefly to the participants. Cheol Gi Lee thanked True Father for inviting him to this occasion and on behalf of all the ambassadors for peace pledged to work harder for this cause.