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Building a World of True Love

Hyo Jin Moon December 10, 2006 7:00 am Belvedere

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Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and offer a bow.

(Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage. He places a small notebook on the podium.)

Good morning.

Let’s talk about a little lofty topic today. Today’s topic is "Building a world of True Love"

Everybody wants love? (Yes) True Love? (Yes)

What is love to you? Can you help me out?

Let me hear your opinion; what is love to you?

(Someone answers "living for the sake of others")

Living for the sake of others, can we all agree on that?

Is that the definition of love?

Life is an offering right? Love is an offering.

When you make a vow of love and you open your hearts in matrimony you make the vow to care, to cherish, to love "till death do us part" and beyond.

Basically it’s that; it’s the offering of each other.

If you put True on top of it that then what changes in terms of the definition? Does anything change? Or is this something that you add on to that offering?</