Become as Eternal as Our Roots
FFWPU USA: Dr. Ki Hoon Kim addressed leaders at the monthly leaders meeting in New York on April 8, 2015. He gave the following message about Tribal Messiahship, his hope for change in America and True Parents’ call for Unificationists to become as eternal as our roots.
Tribal Messiahship as a Community
Thank you so much for the wonderful presentations from each organization, from New Jersey and New York and especially the presentation by Tom McDevitt about his tribal messiahship activities. One couple fulfilled the goal of giving 430 couples the Holy Marriage Blessing, and dined with True Mother. In Korea another two families also completed the 430 couple goal, and similarly in Japan two families did as well.
How about America? I will give you one tip for the sake of America’s fulfillment of the goal: in Washington, D.C., inspired by Tom McDevitt, families came together to fulfill the goal of giving the Marriage Blessing to 430 couples as a community.
Let us bring 430 couples by working together. New York and New Jersey, together we have more than 500 families. If each family brings one couple to the Marriage Blessing, we can easily fulfill the goal by the time True Mother comes here in May. So let us look for new and creative ideas with which we can achieve the goal. I want to see America fulfill its mission, as well as other providential nations.
Overcome Crisis with Change
The calendar says spring has come. I don’t know if it has really come! But spring must come, and I hope that by the end of this rainy day, maybe spring is just around the corner.
There is no time to struggle and suffer. Think about True Father’s and True Mother’s life. Even though they faced so many trials, they never stopped. After True Father’s passing, the first words from True Mother were that we must not stop here. We must advance forward with the spirit of True Father and True Mother.
Do you feel we are in crisis, or do you feel we are advancing? Crisis demands change, and without change we cannot overcome crises. We cannot keep the same spirit if we are to overcome a crisis. If we change our spirit, even though True Father is in spirit world, and center on True Mother, we can inherit the spirit of True Father.
True Mother said we can move the spirit of our Heavenly Parent by the practice of the Principle of Creation. What is the Principle of Creation? The answer is joy. By practicing love, we produce joy. So we need to change. If we feel in crisis in our daily life, in our church mission, we cannot overcome. We can see a good example in The Washington Times. We suffered a loss of over $300 million, and in just two years we changed and overcame the crisis. This year, The Washington Times is no longer in need of financial support from a third party. We really want to continue in that kind of spirit.
Think about Americans in general; they are not joyful, they do not have a happy spirit and they are not satisfied. I am an American, and most American people are like that these days. They demand change; the Obama catchphrase was about change. After four years, Americans elect a new president and try to create change once again, because they are in crisis internally and externally. Even if they change their governing body, I don’t think there is much hope, because they don’t know where to go and how to change their lifestyle. The government, although knowing that people are demanding change, doesn’t know how to bring it about. This is a problem.
After the election of the Democratic Party Americans demanded change. Then the Republicans hoped to bring change. But I do not have hope for those systems. However, we as Blessed Central Families and leaders have the greatest hope in the world during this crisis. We know where to go and how to change things. It is very clear because of True Parents. Read More