The Words of the Yoo Family
High and noble Heavenly Parents, victorious True Parents! I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. While participating in this 21-Day
'Vision 2020 Top Gun Workshop,' I had many incredible experiences. It was a time of offering repentance, gratitude, and resolution.
I spent the beginning of the workshop period reflecting on the past. While standing in a public position, I had not properly attended the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and had only caused worry and concern. I apologized and repented for failing to accomplish the mission that had been entrusted to me and for not remaining filial and loyal to Heavenly Parent and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind. It was solely due to True Parents' sacrifice and dedicated effort that we were able to receive such incredible spiritual grace when we greeted the Cheon Il Guk Foundation Day that humankind had been longing for. For this, I was extremely grateful, yet tremendously apologetic. However, during this workshop, I was reborn through the divine spirit and truth of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and pledge to go forth into the world, taking the initiative in saving humanity with utmost devotion and love. As I extend my sincere gratitude for allowing me to be a part of the Top Gun Workshop, I would like to share a few of my thoughts and experiences from that time.
First, True Mother, who has come as the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, revived our barren spirits through the Chung Pyung Works established by Heung Jin Nim and Dae Mo Nim. We received immense grace through the spiritual works of Heung Jin Nim and Dae Mo Nim. I have the conviction that if Unificationists from all over the world can connect and become one with Chung Pyung, the church and other providential institutions can be greatly revived and restored from the ashes. From this point on, I will also connect more closely with Chung Pyung and engage in activities there. I truly believe that Chung Pyung is the home of spiritual works that assist in renewal and revival.
I had a dream one night during the workshop. In my dream, I was walking a spiritual path when a large, closed door appeared before me. I turned the knob and walked through the door. Someone who came after me attempted to open the door and enter, but was unable to do so and resorted to knocking on the door. I took a look at the door and realized that a huge padlock on the door was preventing him from entering. In my dream I thought, "That's strange, the door opened for me when I tried to open it..." and attempted to help the other person but to no avail. He then tried to break down the door, but it didn't budge an inch. I thought to myself, "That's not going to work...he should either go back and get the key or try to establish a common base with the world beyond the door so that the door will open..." and continued my journey down the path. What came to mind at that moment was, "Just as the best doors in this world are automatic doors, so too are the doors in the spirit world. Huh, but it seems like some people can't enter through these doors because they are locked whereas others can simply enter by turning the knob with their hand...I better work hard too so that I can enter through an automatic door without even having to lift a hand!" I reflected upon this point as I walked down the path.
I came to realize that although we may participate in Chung Pyung Works and have lives of faith, our time on earth is a period during which we must also create an environment that will allow us to freely experience life's journey, as we walk the providential path in the spirit world. Therefore, in order for a revival of the church and development of the institutions to take place, the spiritual works of the Absolute Good Spirits and our ancestors centered on Heung Jin Nim and Dae Mo Nim are absolutely necessary. I was able to recognize that this is the path to removing our fallen nature and becoming perfected people on earth who are united as one, not only with Heavenly Parents, but also with the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.
Second, I was deeply moved by the content of the beautiful and magnificent 'Cheon Seong Gyeong.' While reading the 'Cheon Seong Gyeong,' I realized not only how systematically organized it was, but also how simple it was for old and new members alike to understand. Especially in the first volume of peace messages from Heavenly Parents, it is clear at first glance that the content is well organized, clear and easily comprehensible. The revised edition of the 'Cheon Seong Gyeong' contains speeches and content that had been previously omitted and is full of more grace than ever before. As someone who is currently working with the Youth Federation for World Peace, I was able to clearly understand the content of the speeches regarding the youth movement, my calling and mission, as well as the path that I must take from here on out. Hereafter, I believe that the 'Cheon Seong Gyeong' will serve as valuable teaching material for the Hoon Dok Hae and education of the youth.
Among the content of the 'Cheon Seong Gyeong,' I developed much interest in the Association Connecting the Spiritual and Earthly Worlds, which True Parents spoke of before Foundation Day. I came to understand that, "The era after Foundation Day is a time in which the spirit world and earthly world will no longer be divided, but rather, will be completely united just as the soul and body of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind are united." However, I repented for our lack of preparation and inability to embody and spiritually experience Heavenly Parent's heart. I then made a firm resolution to exert myself completely with devotion and develop my spirituality.
I would like to thank you deeply for sending us snacks during the workshop period, dispatching aides, allowing us to participate in Hoon Dok Hae sessions, etc. Thank you for taking care of us both physically and spiritually and for raising us up. In addition, while listening to a Divine Principle lecture, I had the opportunity to reflect upon the course of True Parents as they engaged in countless battles with Satan to reveal the Principle. In this way, the speeches gave us the chance to turn over a new leaf and be reborn through the truth. When studying Abraham's course, I realized that the Principle states that the age we are living in today, symbolizing the age of the heifer, is the Completed Testament Age. I believe that this foreshadows the future progress of True Mother's providence.
Third, I became convinced that heaven is preparing to unite the spiritual and physical worlds. After True Mother spoke about Joshua and Caleb at the opening ceremony, I read the Book of Joshua in the Bible and found a record of Joshua meeting heaven's secretary of war in front of the castle of Jericho. In this way, the central figures of the Bible received special commands from heaven and carried out their providential missions with more than mere human strength; they mobilized the spirit world and enlisted spiritual guidance and assistance. I came to understand through the Holy Song Sessions of this past Chung Pyung Workshop that just as Joshua met heaven's secretary of war, Heung Jin Nim, the Heavenly Commander-in-chief and Dae Mo Nim, who represents True Mother, the substantial embodiment of the Holy Spirit, have approved the conditions that allow us to gain victory over spiritual battles.
While studying the 'Resurrection' section of the Principle (refer to 'Resurrection of the Second Advent' of the 'Divine Principle'), I realized clearly why Dae Mo Nim was able to call upon Hoon Mo Nim and why we refer to Hoon Mo Nim as Dae Mo Nim. Chung Pyung is a holy site, centered on Heavenly Parent and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, that holds the mission of saving humankind by ultimately restoring spiritual and physical beings into people without any original sin, without any other kind of sin and without any habits of this fallen world. For this purpose, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind have entrusted Heung Jin Nim and Dae Mo Nim with this enormous mission. Upon realizing that this was the result of Dae Mo Nim's trials and hardships, I felt nothing but deep gratitude. Again, I other my sincere gratitude for this tremendous grace.
Fourth, I became convicted in True Mother's course. More than anything else during this workshop, the short yet interesting explanation of True Mother's 'life course' provided me with the chance to understand the details of True Mother's course that I had been previously unaware of. As I became more and more aware of how heaven prepared True Mother and the kind of resolution she made in her heart before meeting True Father, my head automatically lowered. A personal experience I had had in 2007 when True Father stood me up in my seat during an event and spoke to me came to mind. He had said, "You must love your wife more than your daughter, love your mother more than your wife, love your grandmother more than your mother, and love your queen more than your grandmother." The wife, mother, grandmother, and queen that True Father spoke of are all True Mother, are they notth I realized that these words spoken by True Father apply to all of humankind, including True Grandchild, True Children, True Family and Blessed Families.
In order for all of humankind to become true people, we must pray for True Mother's mourning period and as people, who have received the blessing of rebirth through True Mother, we must recognize that True Mother is the foundation for the existence of humankind. Only by us loving and uniting with True Mother will True Father and of course, Heavenly Parents, be able to move forward. the great love and concern that we felt from True Mother during this workshop was carved deep in our hearts. And we made resolutions to set forth with our gaze locked solely on the Will of our Heavenly Parents.
Fifth, True Mother directed the Top Guns to become one. With my limited viewpoint, I agonized over how we would be able to unite as one until finally deciding to first embody a heart of gratitude for the opportunity to gather with 40 other individuals as brothers and sisters during this workshop period. I then made efforts to recognize each individual's strengths and discover at least one aspect that I could inherit from each of the other participants. Through doing this, I realized that all of these brothers and sisters possessed at least 3 strong points that I could learn from. I thought, "If all of the Top Guns set out with one heart centered on the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, there is nothing to fear!" My other thanks for the ability to view my brothers and sisters with this kind of grateful heart.
"Two people must become one for the establishment of Cheon Il Guk to take place. "This entire experience provided me with the opportunity to deeply reflect upon the meaning of this statement. thank you very much for allowing us to participate in this workshop as one community of brothers and sisters. Upon the conclusion of this workshop, we will set out into the world with hearts full of gratitude.
As you requested of us during the opening ceremony of this workshop, I made great effort to empty myself and be recreated through the sermons and reborn through the divine spirit. While reading the sermons, what first struck my heart was the sermon regarding a 'Youth United Nations.' the Israelites, centered on Joshua, also had an elite troop of 40,000 individuals. While working with the present youth movement, I realized that through the accomplishment of 'Vision 2020,' the youth must stand at the forefront of the establishment of Cheon Il Guk.
If True Mother intends to select 43 nations and develop a 'Global Youth Peace Movement' centered on the youth of these nations by the year 2020, I am confident that in the same way that Women's Federation is gaining a large victory in the United Nations, Youth Federation can also become a 'Youth United Nations.' Second, I resolved to start a youth revival movement in Korea in the beginning of 2014, which also marks the 20-year anniversary of the foundation of Youth Federation. Youth serves as the bridge connecting students and adults. Despite our inadequacies, True Mother once called us to Han Nam Dong where she blessed us and entrusted us with certain missions. I failed to accomplish my mission at that time and for that, I am forever repentful. However, because it is a mission that I cannot lose hold of, I entered graduate school and gained an understanding of the theoretical method and studied the youth movements of Christianity and other religions. During that time, I marveled at True Mother's insight as I reflected and repented immensely for my failure to prepare well in advance.
Therefore, I resolve to invest myself to the utmost with life or death determination and live up to these principles as I gather and unite the Unificationist youth, train them, and build them up into a lead elite troop that will work for the establishment of Cheon Il Guk.
Before departing for Japan on September 8th, by the Heavenly Calendar, True Mother gave a precious message and bestowed great blessing at Cheon Jeong Gung Palace. We all lined up centering on Rev. Kyeong Seuk Lu, the President of FFWPU Korea, to see True Mother and gave the "Top Gun" salute as the vehicle drove by. The Cheon Jeong Gung Palace staff gave the "Fatherland" salute. At that moment, I received a direction from the deepest recesses of my heart: "Attend the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, and Top Guns will lead the establishment of Cheon Il Guk!" I would like to thank you again for raising up Rev. Kyeong Seuk Lu, the President of FFWPU Korea, and for bringing together the 2nd generation.
The 40 Top Guns and I, centering on Rev. Kyeong Seuk Lu, will convey True Mother's warm love and grace to the 2nd generation, who were unable to attend this workshop and share True Mother's sincere concern for the providence. through this, we will bring victory back to True Parents. Furthermore, we will attend and live in harmony with our 1st generation parents and carry our elders on our back as we establish Cheon Il Guk together. As I pray for True Mother's health and safety, I would like to end this brief reflection by offering my gratitude to the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind for directly supervising this workshop and giving us abundant blessings. Thank you. Heavenly Parent, thank you. True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, thank you. True Mother, we love you.