August 16 2008, Chungpadong, Seoul, Korea
And I said it from the very beginning that whenever we do education for the ministers, whenever we do anything, I am always telling them we have to focus as leaders on helping the membership shine. That has to be our focus. It’s not about leaders shining. It’s about creating organizations that help the membership grow and shine. Why? Because the membership as blessed central families are the representatives of True Parents in society, in the neighborhoods, in their families. And as the people of the chosen nation it is our responsibility, no matter how we think about it.
Yeon Ah Nim
Good afternoon, brothers and sisters! (“Good afternoon!”)
The hot weather is settling down a little and we feel refreshed by the cold rain. We know that God is always with us and within us and He is always our loving God. We are always welcoming you in this sanctuary and for those who are joining with us via internet; we are welcoming you as well. Welcome brothers and welcome sisters!
Hyung Jin Nim:
Brothers and sisters, I’d like to share with you from Cheon Seong Gyeong, page 659. Father says here,” The closer we are to the truth and the more we come under its spell the more it will become our center, which nobody can snatch from us. Even when the earth was to fall into chaos millions of times and the universe was suddenly destroyed, people whose minds are securely centered on truth will never be changed or shaken.”
Brothers and sisters, it’s so important in our lives to be true, to be all that God has created us to be, to really live lives of excellence, integrity, honesty, sincerity. And really, Father is telling us that if we keep that at the center of our lives, then no matter the turbulence that may happen in our lives, the ups and downs, we will be on the right track, (on) the trajectory towards fulfilling our destinies
Brothers and sisters, I want to welcome you all to service. And remember, we are not only here to attend or just observe service, let’s be here and participate. You know, today a lot of our brothers and sisters who are usually here, I am sure they are in Cheong Pyeong. They had a music festival yesterday. But we have a nice family gathering today. It’s wonderful! You know, we always know that even if it’s just one person that comes, if we offer (service) with the right sincere heart, then God will listen to the things that are in our hearts and desires.
Brothers and sisters, once again, I’d like to welcome you all, and let’s remember in our service, before service, it’s always important to remember who we are. To remember that we have value as God’s children, to remember that we have identity as the children that God has been waiting for 6,000 years of biblical history, really the fruition of God’s providence. Let’s remember that we have a purpose to really live the blessed life and to extend that to become blessings to others in this world.
Brothers and sisters, once again, welcome, and let’s really not only observe service today. Let’s be really together in our hearts; we’ll meditate together, practice together, sing together, worship together, and pray together. Really let’s participate together. Once again, welcome everybody!