Hyo Jin Moon July 22, 2007 Belvedere, 7:00 am
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 22 July 2007. 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. Hyo Jin nim's website is: www.canaanstation.com/ To see two of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: definingmoment.tv and definingmoment.eu Joe Kinney
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.
A thousand more of these and twenty years will pass, right? (Laughter)
How are you doing? (OK)
Sometimes I want to say something, but there are too many young people here so I have to kind of hold it back.
If you have a wish list, what is it?
Do you have a wish list?
If you do have a wish list obviously you're going to have some kind of practical anchor or something. You've thought of some kind of practical anchor, something that is based on reality, because not every reality is our wish.
Even a drunkard can say "I wish for world peace." Is that world peace? That is not world peace.
There is a wish list, so what is your wish list? And what is your practical reality that you're trying to anchor yourself into? Because unless that is clear you're just going to be floating around, and get lost at times.
That has to be the kind of fundamental thing that you always question yourself, because if you don't others will do it for you. In the end you are responsible. People will say "Hey you have to be responsible for your consequences; that is the nature of responsibility."
You can talk about responsibility in religious terms, social terms, but there's consequences and it can be severe at times.
No body likes to go to jail right? Do you want to go to jail? (No) Have you been to jail? (One member responds "yes.") OK good for you. (Laughter)
Because it's a great experience. Now don't.. don't... I shouldn't talk like this to you. (Laughter)
So what is your wish list? How many people over here in this room have a father, have parents that who are considered by many in the world to be billionaires, have a lot of material wealth, how many people? Would you be here if your parents were like that?
And what if that so-called materialistically well off person is a religious leader, and a misunderstood one at that, still to this day. Because I know for a fact that there is a different law for you if you're a Moonie, especially if your Father's children; (Hyo Jin nim laughs) and that's reality.
So what good is all that stuff, and what does that represent? Who is Father to you? Who is father to me? Let me ask myself that question.
I don't like to talk about "I" because it is inappropriate, not at this platform. Why, because every give and take has a subject and object relationship and it should not be about me.
That's why I don't talk about myself too much. Can I talk about myself? Oh heck yeah! But it's inappropriate; it's not right; it doesn't serve the greater purpose, because that's what you're trying to do.
I'm here as a human being trying to give and take with another human being and this platform calls for you being the subject, not me. That's about it. There is appropriation for every little thing in the world, even just look at your body, if it is not appropriated properly you are going to be retarded, mentally disturbed, sick or something.
That's reality. You can have your wish list out the kazoo, but there are certain things that you just can't do because of your practicality, of your reality. If you do not understand where you stand, you will never have your wish list, because your wishes will come true based on where you stand, ok, knowing where you stand.
What the heck is your wish anyway?
What do you want?
To me this life is jail to me. I just want it to go away.
But you have to let it follow the natural course, in other words, what God has planned out for you, and do the best you can to make it work, and make is prosper, make it better if you can, but that's very difficult.
Everybody wants to be somebody, but how many people actually become somebody, even if you have talent? So let's talk about practical stuff about you. "What can I do as a parent?" You, practically speaking, there are a lot of young people, you're going to be parents. You do stuff; you get educated, so you can have a profession, you can make a living.
Having said that, all that is good. Why do you do that? So you can have a family and hopefully that you can give something more than what you had to your children, and you will die.
So what do you want your children to be? I think that practically speaking, we lack in practical reality in this church. I think that we should teach our children to become healers, literally just get into some kind of medical whatever, something practically speaking, something to do with healing, something to do with making life better for mankind stuff, something to do with inspiring mankind stuff, and most miserably educating mankind.
That's what we need. We need that kind of encouragement. We need that kind of reality. Otherwise there is no future for us.
How long did it take you to get to know Father? And how long did it take him to get to... I saw him in the beginning time, because I'm a little older than most of my little brothers. It was a miserable life. All day long, all day long, every day, it never ends. The less that you have for yourself the better. That's how you impress people. That's how this church was built, His church.
There's only one Messiah. My mother is not a messiah; she is the Messiah's wife. None of my brothers and sisters can be the Messiah; they're his children.
And if there's am exception to the rule about what I explained earlier about using this platform to say "I", only one person has that distinction. I guess that's the prerogative of the Messiah, no one else; no one else.
(Hyo Jin nim speaks in tears.)
Do you think that when my Father is dead and gone I can tell little kids to go suffer for ME?
I don't think so.
What your learning is a tradition, if you're going to keep on keeping on, you have to d-o t-h-e b-a-s-i-c t-h-i-n-g-s c-o-r-r-e-c-t-l-y, (emphasizing each word with a tap on the podium) no exception to the rule. That's why it's going to be a miserable life.
Do you want that? OK. I mean that is the greatest gamble that you can do with your life, and why not? If you make it, it can be the greatest thing. The more that you get involved you're going to get more miserable. Trust me.
So what is your wish list? What is your reality? What is your practical reality? You have to answer that stuff, nobody else. You!
Why, because I've seen so many people betray Father, and say "I'm the Father!" (Weeping)
I hope that you make the right decision.
Take care of your self, OK.