Whetstone & Oil

Dedication. Sincerity. Compassion.

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.

-Somiya

LOVE

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!

-Somiya

Citation

천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (68-76)

Cherished.

The one who cherishes love most is God.

Good Morning!

In Today’s 훈독회 Hoon Dok Hae (HDH) reading, I did get the audio to fully record everything I said but the record will sound off center. Click here to listen to this morning’s DPconversations broadcast! I promise, it will get better. Please bear with me.

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.

-Somiya

Citation

천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (59-68)

Becoming The Woman I Want To Be

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1

Dear Readers,

A lot of people have mentioned to me that I am too personal with my work on DPconversations. I am indeed personal with you on my thoughts and feelings and the willful expression of my love for God and all humankind. If I have chosen to be personal it was for the public good: I have been personal with you on public issues. These issues are near and dear to our hearts. Over these last five years-plus, I have shared myself with you on DPconversations through youtube videos. This is who I am! You have dealt with, along with me, the perplex experiences that I have gone through with leaders at Sanctuary Church, a thorough delving into the Divine Principle of Sun Myung Moon, and my general attendance and support of Hyung Jin Moon at Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, PA. I have both felt very much loved and deeply hated…to be almost in total isolation afterwards.

I guess you don’t know what to do with me; this girl from East Garden, whose life really does make faith that much more gallantly poignant in the fabric of your reality. Every person now has direct access to the love and understanding that God personally shared with me throughout my life. As you heard me testify in my first podcast, I did indeed spend every chance I got with Rev. Sun Myung Moon  as a high school student. I spent a lot of time with our great Master of Love because I loved him. Now, his son Hyung Jin Moon has taken his father’s throne. ACHOO! Did someone say they were allergic to Monarchy? Patriarchy? Jesus died with a plaque above his head entitled “King of the Jews,” so if you are Christian, you will be happy to know that our Prince of Peace really has finally come to fully represent God as True Parents.

As such, I am also a Queen of God in my Holy Blessing, my King of God being my husband Alex. This is the Queen’s report. That’s exactly what it is. As a couple of faith who must deal outside of the church with regular people doing regular things, jobs, businesses, and all sorts of bills and a great deal of U.S. taxes, I come back to DPconversations to share my heart with you—and it is my passion to share my faith universally. There is nothing wrong with that. I am everyday becoming the woman I want to be…or at least I hope so! Often, I feel wearied with the responsibility of saving the world as I can hardly manage to keep my kitchen perfect sparkling clean with four little children running around. In order to become the people we wish to be we often find the chores taking the back-end of our efforts, so don’t judge me if my laundry gets out of hand: I’m not Amish.

I have this vision of sharing God’s joy throughout the world, with everyone. I know that it is possible. Moving forward is key. Wherever we may find ourselves, we must be attuned to our reality and the gift of God’s desire! God is the highest standard of life, so we must also become the people that we want to see in the mirror, people that we can say we are proud of and happy to know; especially if left all alone. The truth must be spoken, but I don’t hate anybody.

-Somiya