June 25, 2006 7:00 am Belvedere
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim’s speech Sunday 25 June 2006. My writing speed and ability to convey what was actually said are limited. These at most convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. Joe Kinney
Rev. Michael Jenkins is the MC and says "Lets all welcome True Parents, by welcoming our older brother Hyo Jin Nim who is representing them here today." All welcome Hyo Jin Nim and everyone offers a half-bow.
Hyo Jin Nim does a half bow to the audience; he brought a small notebook and opened it on the podium.
How are you doing?
Nice to see you again; today I want to talk about leadership.
Let’s talk about what I experiences during my absence during these past few weeks.
It was interesting.
I did go beyond. Based on this same premise (purpose that I give these talks every Sunday) I did share with people that I normally don’t share with.
To get ahead that is what you need to do. (Go beyond your limitations.)
All I can say in front of you is what I feel. That’s the only offering that I can give. That’s about it.
I didn’t expect Michael (Jenkins) to be here today because I was planning to talk about him. It’s very uncomfortable to talk about someone who is sitting in front of you.
He took on the mission to become Unification Church President. Prior to that he had a successful business and he had other problems to conquer and issues to deal with. As he became president he gave all that up.
That attitude of sincerity and commitment is very important.
The purpose of whatever we are struggling to overcome today is to understand something great based on common sense.
That is enviable and admirable. It is enviable to separate yourself based on dedicating to public life.
That is beyond the ordinary.
If you want to lead that is what you have to do.
If you look at all the monotheistic religions they all have a certain aggression based on their confidence that they have the truth.
They have used holy wars in the past.
Moslems are still into this way of thinking and look at the Jews in Israel. Christians are the same, just a little milder. They still want revenge against the Anti-Christ.
There is no end to revenge and violence. It will never solve anything.
I am a violent person. I had to fight my way through school. I had to fight to hold onto my name. If someone would attack me because of my name, I would strike them down.
You want to make it on your own, right? That is the American way.
How can we communicate with those that still exist based on revenge and violence? It’s doable, but it’s like opening Pandora’s Box.
You try to do good; You say I followed father all my life.
When you try to do things and take care of a certain responsibility, it is because of you, not Father.