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Hyo Jin Moon

August 26, 2007 7:00 am

Belvedere, NY

Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 26 August 2007. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. Hyo Jin nim's website is: To see two of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: and

Joe Kinney

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

Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.

Good morning (Good morning)

How are you doing, OK? (OK)

We all know that changes are in the future right?

If anything is going to change, it's going to happen in the future.

Is all change good? Is it all just good? (No)

Sometimes changes can be bad. So how can we determine the change to be the change that we want? How do you go about achieving that?

What's the kind of change that you want? What is an ideal change? Do you have a relationship with God? (Yes) You do? You talk to Him every day? (Yes) Really? (Laughter) OK, that's your opinion. (Laughter) We all have opinions. You can believe what ever you want to believe. This is America. Right? (Laughter)

Do you idolize something, idealize something, does that has to do with something between God and humanity? Or is it personal? Can you make something that is ideal personal? And if you can and if that is doable, then how do you go about achieving that? What had to happen to make ideal personal? What do you have to be to actually achieve that?

Because when you talk about ideal, in a way you have to talk about the relationship between God and humanity. It's God and humanity. Even when you talk with the little information that is there with Jesus, he is a representation of humanity. It is the relationship between God and humanity through our representation, a single representation.

And obviously his course was tragic. And through that something was manifested called Christianity. What is Christianity? There are so many versions of Christianity. How many denominations are there, close to five hundred and growing every day. They (each) have a different interpretation of that single person who represented the relationship between God and humanity.