Hyo Jin Moon February 24, 2007 Chungshim Youth Center Chung Pyung, Korea
Thank you. What should I talk about to you people, who are important because True Father needs you? I believe you will do well. Please do your best. Then you can go back home. [Applause]
This morning Father spoke to you; I'm sure he will continue to share many good points with you. If I had anything I wanted to say, I wouldn't need to because you all believe in Father and follow him, and you know yourselves best. In that sense, I too, as Father's son, must attend Father. He gave me the name Hyo-jin which is why the only thing I need to do is be dutiful to my parents. [Applause] I guess you could say that this is the path I should take until my death. We only die once so we should die well. I'm beginning to feel that time is short.
You are here because Father gave you the word, the Principle. Beyond that, Father has also spoken about true love, about loving humanity and about living for the sake of others. He has lived completely immersed in the word.
You all have important positions in the church; some of you are district leaders. Your path in the end must be rooted in and aligned with True Parents. Consequently, your reality is, shall I say, an unending challenge. Why? Because new choices are constantly emerging. The path you will take until the day you go to the world after death will be the most strenuous, difficult, tiring and lonely path. Isn't that the path of a church leader?
I can frankly say to you, as a father, that when you raise children, you absolutely want every single one of them, without exception, to create a family. This desire does not end with your family; there is no end in the particular bloodline you belong to. Why? It will carry on into your role as an ancestor.
Regardless of what kind of seed is produced from a certain individual, regardless of whether he or she knows the Unification Church, this is something that is the same for everyone. Nobody can deny this reality nor avoid this challenge. I'm sure that such a consensus regarding the position you are in exists regardless of where you go -- and I don't really know you. That is what people -- even your children who have begun family life -- will feel all throughout their lives, regardless of their age. They will surely feel that burden accumulating throughout their lives; they cannot feel free from it.
Yet, how true is that in itself? Is it real? You are the only ones who know the truth about this. If you're going to do something (Father has said this, hasn't he?), you might as well do it right, or you would be better off not doing it.
When you carefully observe children these days, honestly speaking, the kids in Korea are just like those in America. This is because this country is now about to enter the ranks of the developed nations from the ranks of the underdeveloped nations. Different aspects of the environment have improved, and in many respects people feel security from their standard of living. The situation is such that the youth are now acutely aware of the extent to which they can control a certain situation, which cannot compare with how things were in the past. The technology the young people speak of is quite formidable. They are not easily persuaded. Nothing can be done if you don't do it seriously. If you're going to do something professionally you should do it to the end. It will definitely not work if you do it half-heartedly.
That is how people look at it. People these days say they like a certain celebrity they see on TV. In this age, unlike the past, you see people walking around like someone from a comic book, frankly.
In various places in America, there is a gaping difference in that standard compared to the past. That is the reality. In the past, information that took a year to be conveyed is now conveyed in an instant. You can find everything you need in a single day, and you can do that right in your living room!