Salvation And Growth Through Experience
Hyo Jin Moon August 27, 2006 Belvedere Unofficial Notes: Joseph Kinney
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 27 August 2006.
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.
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)
Please sit down.
They're a lot of young people here. (Members of a 2nd generation workshop being held at Camp Sunrise were in attendance.)
Salvation is a concept of the Divine.
That's where we can understand salvation; that's where it comes from.
It's not mankind's concept unless you are in connection with God.
So its not mankind's concept alone, so if you think and look around the world and see that things need saving, the answer will lie not in your own heart, but when you are connected to God ultimately you will find the answer.
How do we learn? You are forced to go to school and you learn something, I guess even when you're forced. (Laughter) Some kids do like studying and reading, but most kids, especially boys like to be active and they don't come around to see the importance of studying until its too little too late. Most likely when they're a little older than you gals (Referring to some 2nd generation sisters.)
In America it's kind of unique that you do kind of encourage your children to be independent and to be equal, to some degree to the point of fault. They're a lot of Tom-boys out there, even the girls you know. You have to be competitive and you're kind of encouraged to do so, even on a social level.
That's kind of an American phenomena and it does get spread around the world because of the influence America has through Pop culture. Because Pop culture is powerful you see it every where. Now days you can't stop it because all the kids have to have a computer just to do their homework; and they're connected to the world-wide web.