God’s word is in fact, the first building block of knowledge. Ancient quests for eternal life and spiritual enlightenment have all taken form of religion. In each religion is a warrior’s code. The Holy Bible provides every necessary tool for us to keep our minds sharp and our faith rustless.
God’s word is the sword that we only hope to carry in its beautiful fullness. It takes years and hundreds of hours of devotion to study. Everyday, children must awaken with their parents and have a chance to deeply and chronologically, in their own lives, relate with the word of God. Parents, especially mothers, have this divine duty to educate their children without frustration but with a love of learning, dedication, sincerity, and compassion. Our souls must be strong enough to handle the fire of God’s word day in and day out. Even if our husbands are gone on business for days or months at a time.
It is not difficult for a child to sit for one hour a day to hear his mother read God’s holy word. No, in fact, every child gains something from Hoon Dok Hae: Daily Scripture Reading gives form and distinction to their life character. Children are capable of watching TV for three-hours straight before they get restless. It is the sincere, compassionate, dutiful, and dedicated mother who will unfailingly wear her robes as a providential teacher to create the daily perfect environment for her children to attribute their time—one hour a day—to the greeting and spoken substance of God’s word. Mothers should never gossip but only speak in truth.
In the tradition of the Messiah’s 5AM Hoon Dok Hae readings, soon, children begin to develop strength in God’s faith. We shall not neglect the Princes and Princesses of Heavenly Father here on this earth even if fallen parents have done worse to us. Everyday, our swords are whet upon the whetstone and oiled before sheathing to prevent decay and rust. So too, our minds must be sharpened against God’s word. His absolute love, life and lineage covers our spirits in oil. Daily scripture readings provide health in both exercise and nutrition to our souls so that our own faith in God may never rust.
The all-knowing and all-powerful God is the Master of true love, and yet God does not want the root of this love to begin from Him.
Christians can easily identify God as omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. True Father speaks greatly on the correctness of these qualities of God according to the principle of love.
Listen to his words on the DPconversations podcast by clicking here. Rev. Sun Myung Moon, our True Father, very clearly distinguishes God’s desire of love as the most important attribute of God. Since God identifies Himself in human-beings, He is happiest when we share love with Him.
“God likes love. What kind of love does God like most? It is true love. But what is true love? Where would we say true love has its root? Its root does not lie in God. This sounds strange, doesn’t it? The all-knowing and all-powerful God is the Master of true love, and yet God does not want the root of this love to begin from Him. God thinks that He will plant the root in a person who can be the object of this love.” (CSG 74)
How happy we are when we understand that all we need is love? Satan tries to block us saying, “You don’t have enough money; your clothes are not good enough; you don’t know enough to speak on someone as high and mighty as God!” The reality though, is that we have exactly as much as we need and loving God in every situation is the best way to go.
Shed the doubts. Cast away the fears clanging around in your past, in your mind, in your heart. In the name of Jesus and True Parents, we are free to love God!
천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (68-76)
Whilst I was reading True Father’s words I really did not wish to interrupt his thought on the podcast. Although I spoke minimally, I would like to share my interest in His passage that discusses the nature of love.
“What did God mean when He said, ‘I am love.’ He was teaching us to cherish love by night and day, while working, resting, dancing or crying. In like manner, He could say, ‘I have love, I have love in its entirety.’ Having love in its entirety would mean that everything was invested into it. The one who cherishes love most is God. He has all of that love, yet once we have tasted it we are unable to let go of it even in death.”
Heavenly Father began the creation of the universe with investment. True Father declines the limited view of political science and says that it was not randomness nor some kind of perverted expansion of species through the millennium but only love that initiated creation. He claims that time exists through eternity because, after all, time is just a component of our physical world.
I am no scholar but if the idea of love and the question of whether love is the starting point of the universe tickles your curiosity, please keep listening to my shared public readings of the Cheon Seong Gyeong! I do stumble here and there at times and I apologize if listening is a little cumbersome. Surely, episode four will show some improvements. Meanwhile, please welcome episode three.
천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (59-68)
When we are cold, we first feel cold before we think, “I am cold.”…Likewise, because God exists, you must be able to feel His existence with your cells. (CSG 54)
Today, I’d like to take you into one of my favorite passages of the Cheon Seong Gyeong. Look at CSG 54, there you will see a passage that discusses God’s existence. Sometimes without our choosing and beyond our understanding we are made aware of certain things. As we study and grow God interacts with our minds to bring us to new levels of experience in our daily lives. True Father says it clearly:
“God’s existence is not just a matter of words. Rather, the position we must establish is that God existed before we had cognition of Him and that He rules over all our senses and over everything to do with us.” (CSG 54)
True Father discusses God’s existence in these passages. He explains how there is a higher dimension than that of the understanding of humanity. Through True Parents He is able to manifest His love in our lives because True Parents allow Him to be the eternal invisible Parent of a physical humankind.
On a side note, I was not able to finish section two of the reading because, to my surprise, the recording program I have been using does not extend past a certain limit of time. I apologize for the cut in the content but will hopefully have this resolved for Tomorrow’s podcast.
천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (51-59)