Hyo Jin Moon
March 12, 2006
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 12 March 2006. I am a poor note taker and I feel disappointed that I missed writing down many things because my writing is slower than Hyo Jin nim's speaking. These at most convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record.
Rev Compton welcomes Hyo Jin nim and asks everyone to offer a 1/2 bow.
How are you doing?
Another day of judgment.
Today my topic is Teamwork, which is basic.
People think about teamwork in different ways.
Day traders (on the stock market) share different information with each other.
Some people gather together at church after Sunday service to rally for a particular cause.
To every one of them teamwork has a different meaning,
We can have teamwork on the physical level, intellectual level or spiritual level.
For us the spiritual level is the main thing and every thing else is under it.
To us faith, spirit, the hereafter, and dying well is the main thing.
Controlling your life and living well before the inevitable death.
Everything we are trying to accomplish and every activity we do is about that.
Some things are so tremendous and difficult that you can't do them alone. You have to expand it to the family.
You need the support base of family as the most basic foundation of team work. Before we talk about independence and independent accomplishment we had rather think of building a team.
Some things are very difficult to accomplish alone. Because we believe in something greater, we need teamwork from those that understand spiritual things too.
You can't be a team player with the ulterior motive of being selfish. If you believe in the story of Adam and Eve and of the tree of live and the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the fall in the Garden of Eden, that's great but...
The Fall of Man is just the aftermath of being selfish.
That is the absolute truth.
How do you open hearts if you don't control (contain) hell?
Even if everything was done (accomplished) we would still have to go backwards. We still have to contain selfishness.
That is the basic principle that I understand.
How do we go about this? Where do we start?
What kind of community can we make to achieve that goal?
I don't know you that well and you don't know me.
(You have to) Find the people that you can relate well with and create a community. I don't care if you focus on spiritual or intellectual or physical things, just so long as you focus on things that have absolute value. You have to know that inside your self.
Even father can't do it alone. He needs you.
(You have to) Make the team goal, process, and time frame collectively. It teaches you how to shape ideas.
For me teamwork is important because it keeps me humble.
What is the purpose of coming together? It's not for me. It's so we can all grow up together. It keeps me honest.
It is like a helmet that protects me. It is some security from falling into stupid things; like I am known for doing.
Hey I'm not perfect. Did I ever say that I was perfect? (No)
Perfection lasts for ever. It is a pure theoretical concept.
Ultimately we have to deal with the real world.
Three people that are difficult to forgive are my ex in-laws and one monkey guy.
If that's difficult to change, then how do we change the world?
Do you think that you are holy? What does that mean? Do you have lots of holes?
You can sacrifice and even go to jail for somebody, but how do you change the world. I need people to help keep me humble and honest to my heart. That's my protection.
We need a family, tribe, an army to accomplish God's will.
(Hyo-Jin-nim is becoming very emotional)
We have to have that quality of a united tribe, team, army or larger level for the purpose of changing society. Then we can do it.
In the outside world they have all the smartest people and all the resources of media and even they can fail.
We must never quit trying to change the world.
How can I believe it will happen if I don't see the stuff to make it happen? We don't just need intelligence we need SPIRIT!
If you think it's going to happen in your life time you're crazy.
(Hyo Jin nim is now in tears)
I see so many power mongering politicians in our movement.......
I'll be a team player too, to do what ever it takes to (accomplish God's will) to change the world.
See you next week.