Hyo Jin Moon February 4, 2007 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
What kind or romanticism do you think that our church and some people will think about?
What is romanticism?
What do you want to die for?
You want to die for love right?
Tell me; what is your romanticism?
Romance means that you'll give up everything for the sake of love.
Thats what romance is all about.
It doesn't matter if romance is momentary? If it overwhelms you, it will last forever.
It has consequences, serious consequences.
What are you willing to throw the rest of your life away for; for the sake of love.
Thats pretty serious isn't it?
So, having put that aside, let's say that you only had two choices: to be a prince or to be a warrior. Which would you choose?
What is a prince?
In European culture there a lot more aristocrats. Maybe you need to hold on to something.
Dont get offended; its just a fact. Who cares?
What is a warrior? Lets talk about the nitty-gritty.
Lets just think about how were conditioned to think about changing the world.
How are you going to change the world? Who are you?
What kind of stuff do you need to change the world?
You need all the extremes. You need to learn how to be both a prince and a warrior. OK?
In what sense? To what degree?
Because things happen in moments. It doesn't happen all the time.
When changes happen it happens in moments.
When you try to understand God, youd better give your life for it and know everything about it because it will not happen otherwise.
If you want to die and live in happiness forever, then you have to pay the price. Its that simple.
Why am I here? If youre true to yourself and youre willing to die for it, thats all you can do.
I had a choice to be a warrior. What is a warrior anyway?
You have to understand this to understand Christianity.
Warriors are actually glorified.
All the rich nobility of the past with all their servants and wealth could only achieve the convenient things that anyone can have today through modern technology.
Modern technology gives you a bunch of servants, but what about becoming a warrior?
What are you fighting for? You tell me. I dont know you that well.
I know what Im fighting for. If you think that youre a warrior; then tell me what youre fighting for.
You have to start from that and you have to build on it. This is a good life a good birth a new beginning. To make things perfect, it deserves perfection. It deserves the best.
You do that for what? For yourself?
Ill keep coming here just to show you&
Hyo Jin nim is very emotional, weeping.
I want to tell you something; you listen.
Dont ever question me.
You can judge me all you want about what I do, but dont question me.
I dont think you people understand me.
(Hyo Jin nim is weeping and one sister is sobbing aloud.)
Life is short and it can be good.
When you have to change the world you cant look at everything (just optimistically)&
I like to look at things like the glass is half-full all the time, but it doesn't always work like that.
There are all sorts of reasons why.
Look, its (the Kingdom of Heaven that is) going to happen. Just think about dying. Thats the smartest way in my mind.
You cant wake up and see your children running around and say, "YOURE GONA DIE!" (Laughter).
Time will take care of it right.
If you are so arrogant and selfish that you can fulfill the responsibilities of your course then whose problem is that, Gods problem or your problem? Its your problem.
After all, Im the preacher here OK. Take it or leave it.
Im doing my best. Im trying to keep it simple.
I hope that Im interesting to you sometimes.
If I give you my word on it, I'll stick to it, unless powers beyond my control intervene.
I will protect my family. I will protect my kind. I will die for what I believe, absolutely.
We all die, but you still have to win. There are rules and you have to win.
We all still go by the rules that are beyond us. It is not that simple when you have to win like this. War might be easier in that sense.
It takes more to win that -- it's just a killer. Thats the truth.
It will not happen over night. It will not happen just because you believe in something. You have to make it happen.
We can do it. I know we can do it. I give every glory to my Folks.
(Hyo Jin nim is weeping.)
Do you think I change that easily? People like me don't change that easily.
I'll change in many things, but there are things that I know that I wont change.
You have to be willing to die for what you believe and I want to prove that more than anyone else. Otherwise get out of here. I dont care what you think.
Its going to take a long time to change this world.
There are princes and princesses but it will take time to make them genuine in the eyes of God in terms of the ideals we believe in.
Thats why I think its going to take a little longer than what people are saying. I hope it can happen, but some one will suffer more that others. Guess who?
Don't kid yourself. If you want to look at the reality that is real then look at what is real and treat it as such and do something about it.
Otherwise its pointless; what ever you think in your head doesn't mean anything.
I have to see you next week.
Thats my miserable life (Laughter.)