Loving God with All Our Heart, Soul and Mind
FFWPU USA: Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Continental Chair of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) North America, shared a message at the New Jersey Family Church in Clifton, New Jersey on Sunday, March 22, 2015. He expressed some of True Mother’s recent words and elaborated on the responsibility we have before God at this time in history. Dr. Kim’s full message is below.
When I met with Pastor Manoj Jacob at the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center in Korea during the recent Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly, I told him that I would like to stop by the New Jersey Family Church soon. It’s usually my first stop after I meet with True Parents in Las Vegas or Hawaii; I like to stop by New Jersey Family Church first. I’m very happy to see all the family members and young people, and we had a nice breakfast meeting with some of the married young adults. I remember many of your parents from when I was the regional leader here in New Jersey in 1990.
On the very last day before I left Korea, True Mother invited me to meet at the Cheon Jeong Gung Museum, and she asked me, “Are you struggling?” I said, “No.”
“How about America, is it suffering?” she asked. I was very silent; of course, my answer to True Mother was “no.” True Mother said, “Your answer, ‘No,’ to me means, ‘Yes.’” True Mother knows everything, all the struggles we have. I often think about True Parents’ situation, and when True Mother mentioned that we are sometimes up and down with struggles, she asked me to look at her directly and to see her confident smile. She seemed to be saying that her smile, in the midst of difficulties, is the answer to our suffering.
The Example of Our True Parents
I always try to learn from True Father and True Mother. Even though they are under pressure, like the time when True Father had to go to Danbury in 1984, he encouraged us. He asked us not to cry for him, but to pray for America as God’s chosen nation. True Father was very clear. He understood that America is not just represented in its 238 years of history, but represents the last 2,000 years of God’s providence for restoration. We call this country God’s nation, and although Korea is referred to as God’s fatherland, True Father came to this country over 40 years ago with the commitment to save this country as God’s chosen nation.
Do you know about True Father being asked by Jesus at age 16 to carry out his mission? Jesus explained to him that True Father was Jesus’ successor to save this world, something that Jesus tried to do 2,000 years ago. Although he could not succeed, he could not give up his mission and kept his commitment until he appeared to True Father. He then asked True Father to complete what he tried to do in his 33 years of life. Following this commission, True Father began his own individual indemnity course until 1960, after which, with True Mother as True Parents, he fully established the second coming of the Messiah.
What is the best way to attend our Heavenly Parent, Jesus and True Parents? One time Jesus was asked by a Jewish leader, “Which is the most important of all the Commandments?” Jesus replied, “Love your God with all of your heart and all of your soul and all of your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” So my question is, what does your “whole heart” mean? How can we love our Heavenly Parent and True Parents? The answer is, we pray every day and do Hoon Dok Hwe (scripture reading). This is the best way to attend our Heavenly Parent and True Parents. Read More