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What Are We Dying For?

Hyo Jin Moon July 1, 2007 Belvedere, 7:00 am

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Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC: All welcome Hyo Jin nim and Yeon Ah nim and offer a standing bow.

(Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.)

Good morning. (Good morning)

It never gets any easier, (Laughter) and it shouldn't.

What are we dying for?

People here, including me, are dying for faith, right?

And life is about proving the faith that we believe.

And what is faith? How much do you know about God? How much in terms of percentage? Do you know him absolutely 100% or what?

Life is a risk and we choose our path and that in itself is a risk, the choices that we make; and we have chosen to follow faith.

What is that faith? And if I ask you individually, almost like a job interview, I'm sure that everyone has a different degree of answers.

You might in general say something, "I want to know God" but there is all sorts of variation.

That is reality and how do you come to that on a conclusive basis to say "This is faith."

You like changes; that's why somebody who stands here has to live a miserable life of unchanging misery. Because its miserable, but you have to change.

What are you dying for?