The Words of In Jin Moon from 2011
1. In Jin Nim was greeted with a spontaneous round of "Happy Birthday" in honor of her birthday, embarrassing the "bejesus" out of her. (This is also the 3rd Anniversary of her inauguration as the senior Pastor and President of HSA-UWC USA.). She has tried to convince those around her not to celebrate her birthday. Since she reached age 21 she has had a policy of counting backwards each year.
2. She has been with our True Parents in Las Vegas – and she passed on their love to us.
3. In Jin Nim wanted to be a part of the BCSF (Blessed Children's Sport Festival) – she had received reports that this was an event not to be missed. Over 500 people had gathered, were having a great time, engaged in competitive sports, and everyone there was with a great attitude – thrilled to be there. And so she very much wanted to be there, but because she could not be there the Lovin Life Ministries team prepared some video for her to watch.
4. As our senior pastor it made her more proud to be an Unificationist – to see all the beautiful faces of the young men and woman truly enjoying each other in the celebration of our community, of our lives, truly loving life. It was very moving for her to hear the different reports of all the activities, talent shows, fashion shows – everyone was kept busy. All the people that came and the great athletes – In Jin Nim was very happy to hear about it and to see the visual through the video.
5. When In Jin Nim thinks about the new CARP mascot, Mr. Fish, who embraced the Sports Festival this year – she realized that "yes we are a little bit different" (in one of the songs sung before her presentation there was the line "Yes! We are a little bit different!" We are different in that we have been inspired by this vision of creating one family under God. We have been nurtured under the philosophy of living for the sake of others, and we truly believe that our life is a gift, an opportunity, to really make something wonderful of ourselves and to fulfill our destinies – because we have been blessed and anointed by God to be His and Her eternal sons and daughters. In a way, we don't take life lightly – we take it seriously in that we realize that we have a divine purpose and plan, but at the same time we go about it with a grateful attitude, an attitude that is fun filled, exciting, and inspired. This is what the Lovin' Life Ministries is trying to do – it's trying to infuse our community with the spirit of how exciting it is to be living at the time of the breaking news when our True Parents are here. We should celebrate our uniqueness, our differences, and we should realize that – to be standing, walking, talking, and working together with our True Parents when they are living – is an incredible blessing for all of us.
6. In Jin Nim was thinking about our community being different and our blessed children being different. She often thinks, what is our personal life as sons and daughters of God? Before you build the house you have to have a blueprint, get to know what kind of house you are going to build – whether you're going to build an apartment, a single room house, a house for two or three families, or a mansion – you have to have an idea of what you're going to build.
7. Likewise, In Jin Nim believes that when God created each and every one of us, Heavenly Father also had an idea of what kind of a son and daughter He and She wanted to create and what kind of a blueprint Heavenly Father and Mother was thinking when He gazed into each and every one of us.
8. "We (In Jin Nim's family) were raised as children in a community where we celebrated our differences, our uniqueness" – and In Jin Nim remembers growing up with seven brothers, there are seven sisters and seven brothers in her family. She remembers her father very much encouraging the daughters to not let the brothers beat them. In other words, there is a time to be a nice Asian young graceful and elegant lady, but there is also a time to get muddy and dirty – beating your brothers in a bike race.
9. In Jin Nim grew up with the mentality that her life before her is truly an oyster and there is nothing that she cannot accomplish, that she cannot fulfill, that she cannot complete, as long as she has a vision or a clear blueprint in her mind of what she would like to accomplish and complete, and as long as she was willing to persevere and go through the effort of disciplining herself, to control herself, to become the best she could be – she knew there was nothing in her way.
10. Yes there were times when her brothers beat her, but yes there were glorious moments when she beat her brothers. This not only took place in terms of sports and extracurricular activities, but her father and mother both encouraged all the daughters to do the un-Asian like things like learning how to ride a horse or how to shoot a bow and arrow – knowing how to hit a target with whatever you are holding in your hands. These were the different ways that her parents encouraged them to really get rid of all the obstacles or the mental barriers that we placed in their minds.
11. When In Jin Nim had children of her own she wanted to do the same thing. She started out hoping for a girl but Heavenly Father gave her Preston. The second one she was hoping for a girl, but Heavenly Father and Mother gave her Rexton. The third time she prayed really hard, she told God, "you know, I grew up with seven brothers like a tomboy and I would really like to go towards the pink side of the department store – in the children's corner – I really want a little daughter." She did a 21 day prayer condition, then she felt she should do more – a 40 day prayer condition, and she did a 120 day prayer condition asking Heavenly Father and Mother "I want to experience not just the masculine but also the feminine, please, please, can I be worthy enough to have a daughter?" And finally she got Ariana.
12. Then she thought she should try for symmetry. Her family had seven brothers and seven sisters and so she wanted the symmetry within her kids. And so she wanted one more, one more girl would make it perfect, two boys and two girls. And so she waited for the fourth one and Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother gave her Trusten. And so she thought must she try for three boys and three girls – and then Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother gave her Paxton. Then she thought, "This is more than expected. This is enough. Let's go for quality instead of quantity."
13. And so In Jin Nim put all her efforts into raising her children to the best of her abilities. And she must say that one of the most fulfilling and rewarding, but at the same time most difficult challenges, was being a stay-at-home mom for a good chunk of her years when her children were growing up.
14. In Jin Nim remembers, there was a time when her parents were traveling around the world, and because they were so busy taking care of many different things – and at the same time she was going to school, her parents offered to take her children and educate them for her. And so they took Rexton and Ariana to Korea for kindergarten and their nursery years. When In Jin Nim had the opportunity to visit she would go to the school and participate in the different activities.
Little girl dressed as Batman (No Ariana)
15. She remembers one dress up party for the school – it was at a time when Cinderella, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid were all the rage. Korean and Oriental mothers do not want to raise tomboys, they want to raise elegant, sublime, quiet Asian young ladies. When In Jin Nim and Ariana got to the party, when they walked in everybody was staring at them. As they walked into the room In Jin Nim realize that all the boys were Superman, Transformers, robot type characters, or a space shuttle – and on the other side of the room there were beautiful girls all dressed up like Cinderella, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid – beautiful princesses all in dresses. In Jin Nim realized that the entire class was staring at her and her daughter. In Jin Nim was very proud of what her daughter was wearing and her daughter was proud of what she was wearing – and they were ready to have a great time. But the response they got from the classroom was something they did not expect – because they did not know what to do with a four-year-old girl coming in as Batman. She had on the full cape with a mask. She was not wearing a dress – but instead spandex. She was ready to party, but the girls looked at her as if she were an alien, something too different to allow in their circle. And so there was a moment of awkward silence and hesitation – trying to figure out what to do. And In Jin Nim said, "well, she is from America!" In Jin Nim then encouraged her daughter to go and greet each of her classmates, the boys and girls, with a handshake. The girls did not know what to do getting a handshake from a girl dressed up as Batman. And the boys, not knowing what to do, stepped back. It was moments like this, her daughter just four or five and obviously not quite fitting into this classroom and the culture that was teaching at a very young age how girls and boys should be. But In Jin Nim's daughter was very free and very excited about being Batman. And so even though there was an awkward moment – they transitioned into the festive atmosphere and at the end everyone had a good laugh and ended up having a good time.
16. As a mother In Jin Nim was incredibly proud of her daughter because she had no concept or barrier that she could not be Batman. She was there to have fun and her favorite play toy was a doll in the Batman figure. In Jin Nim's daughter had grown up in a family where people did not make her feel that she was strange or different or weird. When In Jin Nim thinks about that she is reminded, and she is grateful, that her daughter feels comfortable in her own skin – to not be afraid to go confidently wherever she needs to go, because she is a living testament of our Heavenly Parent, she is not going to be defined in a certain way – because God has a reason for why she is here. And perhaps, through her, God will teach or share with the world something new, something wonderful, and something exciting.
17. In Jin Nim remembers being very proud. One of the things, as the senior pastor, is she gets lots of e-mails from brothers and sisters. A lot of congratulatory e-mails, constructive criticism e-mails, criticism e-mails, and supportive e-mails, and a lot of beseeching e-mails – asking for help, SOS.
18. But, just last week we had a successful WFWP conference and there was a beautiful gala and all the young men and woman dressed beautifully. The young man looked dashing in the young ladies looked so beautiful. The thing about our community – we're trying to raise up a new generation of young man and woman who are confident in their skin, knowing who they are as eternal sons and daughters – and they're not afraid to be handsome or beautiful. In Jin Nim is so proud when she sees these young men and woman enjoying healthy brother and sister relationships having a great time on the dance floor. For In Jin Nim, she sees it as great preparation for going into their profession, or future careers.
19. So much of our community has been about separating the boys and girls, almost keeping them under lock and key, so much so that many of our young people never learn how to integrate properly into society – they became socially handicapped. But through these different projects such as the ballroom social, young men and women have an opportunity to practice having a healthy relationship that will give them the social advantage when they hit their careers or when they enter the professional market.
20. Of course In Jin Nim received a lot of congratulatory e-mails, but she knows that when we start something new and we try to move our movement forward, push it forward, there is going to be lots of different segments of our community that will feel very uncomfortable. For example In Jin Nim received one e-mail from a brother who basically chastised her for encouraging young ladies to be beautiful and to be proud of their femininity. He commented on how short their dresses were, that he did not like their high heels because they accentuated their legs. He got onto In Jin Nim's case asking her to stop it. And there was another e-mail which said, "Women should not wear pants. They should only wear skirts. Because, when women wear pants it distracts the brothers."
21. When In Jin Nim got these e-mails she realized that this is the old generation that we have to help move along. Because, they are thinking about their youth and their past when they were distracted by high heels and short skirts and beautiful woman. And they realize that they have a problem – they are still trying to overcome the problem of looking at a woman with pants, because it is distracting for them.
22. But, In Jin Nim would answer to these brothers – if we are going to say that woman cannot express themselves in a beautiful way for the gala – and this was for the gala, it was not for church or something else, it was to go to a dance and have a good time. If our young woman are to feel so oppressed that the only thing they can come in is a pair of sneakers and a burka to the gala – In Jin Nim does not think that that will be too inspiring for the young ladies or to herself.
Woman in burka
23. In other words, instead of trying to confine women to be a certain way because it is distracting for brothers – In Jin Nim thinks it is high time in this Pacific rim era, for the brothers to think about, "how do we train ourselves so that we can have a healthy relationship with our beautiful sisters?" Covering the distraction is not going to solve the brothers' problem. Put a woman in sneakers and burkas is not going to solve your problem. "If you cannot learn to control your own sexuality, if you cannot learn to appreciate woman as beautiful masterpieces of God's creation, then that is something to be worked on."
24. The young people of our movement are going to embrace beauty in our culture, embrace fun in our culture, and are going to embrace a healthy competitive spirit in our culture – because we are not living a life of suffering or denial. That was not God's blueprint or God's plan for all his children. And when we grow up and come together in this beautiful thing called holy matrimony through the blessing and have this incredible opportunity to build this ideal family and have children of our own – all of us, the moment we hold that child in our hands we are going to realize that the first and last wish that we have for this child is for the child to be happy, healthy, wise, prosperous, successful, and be the completed picture that Jesus was supposed to show us – had he had the opportunity to fulfill his mission of finding that beautiful wife, creating that beautiful family, and of raising beautiful kids.
25. There is a reason why the blueprint for Lovin' Life Ministries is Lovin Life. In a way, Jesus came to love life 2000 years ago. But he never had the opportunity because his disciples and his people were not there and he had to suffer a lonely death on the cross. But his destiny was not to be the life of a miserable suffering servant. He was born to be the King of Kings, the true parent of all humankind. Now fast-forward 2000 years and here we have our True Parents here with us today, completing the picture, the picture that Jesus was not able to finish or complete.
Sun Myung Moon, Haj Ja Han, and Hyung Jin Moon, May 14, 2011
26. In our True Parents, in our own families, and in our life of this great opportunity of building these ideal families – and In Jin Nim always likes to joke that building ideal families is not a walk in the park – it's a lot of work, you have to deal with a lot of issues, obstacles, and barriers to build that ideal family. But if we can do that one family at a time we can build a beautiful world, a harmonious world, a peaceful world, a loving world. And that is what we're trying to do.
27. When our True Parents come, they come to crush a lot of rocks in our lives and a lot of these rocks are preconceived notions of what a faithful and religious servant of God is supposed to be like. Yes, it is incredibly important to understand the suffering life of Jesus Christ, his suffering course, and the suffering in life and course of our True Parents in truly bringing themselves up to the position where they can stand as that perfected Adam and Eve and as the True Parents of mankind – to create that foundation by which all of humanity can be grafted into the heavenly lineage so that we can truly call ourselves one family under God. Yes there were lots of sweat, tears, and blood shed along the way – but that was a process, it is not an end in and of itself.
28. Every parent, when they hold a child, want that child to be happy, to love and be loved – they want that child to fulfill its destiny. And God is no different. God had a loving life waiting for Jesus, God has a loving life waiting for our True Parents, and therefore it is our responsibility to make their life worthwhile and inspired and truly loving so that they know that their children love them. And every child born, touched by God and our Heavenly Parent and our True Parents, is born to love life, born to fulfill their destinies – to be that confident, not arrogant, but confident son and daughter of God. We were meant to be loving life, living testaments of God, of our True Parents. This is our purpose in life, that's our blueprint.
29. When you think about it, when you look at the word – that it is our duty and responsibility to really testify, especially those of us who have been hand-picked to be born at the time when we can serve and work together with our True Parents at this time of the breaking news – we realize that we were born with a special-purpose, a special responsibility, and that responsibility is to testify about our True Parents, it is to testify to our brothers and sisters all around the world that our God up in heaven is our Heavenly Parent, that we are his eternal sons and daughters, and that we have a duty to be compassionate individuals, a duty to live a life living for the sake of others, an altruistic type of lifestyle, and that we have a duty to be that internally excellent and externally excellent son and a daughter of God.
30. We realize that our life has to be like a living testament of what God and our True Parents are all about. When you look at the word testify, you realize that there are four letters, the first four letters, that spell the word test.
31. When we are engaged, at this time of the breaking news, and testifying about our True Parents, it is going to require a couple of things. There is going to be a test. The test is going to check our character, our commitment, and our courage. It's going to test whether we have what it takes to be that eternal son and a daughter of God.
32. When you go to the school, elementary school, junior high school, and high school, and you take the SATs in preparation for college – it is a litmus test that gives the admission officers who are looking to recruit you for their college, an idea of what kind of a student you are. If you are somebody that gets 800s on your SATs, obviously you are smart, you must have worked hard, and you must have been diligent in all the things that a student is responsible for in their years in high school. Therefore, the admissions officer knows that you are well-prepared for the next stage of your life which is college. And for those who do not do so well, it could be an invitation for them to study another year – to review all that took place in the last four years of high school so that they can be better prepared for college – when they take the test again, and hopefully they will do better.
33. A test is a good way to get a visual, or a snapshot, on the quality of a person. When you are engaged in really testifying to our True Parents, it tests you in many, many different ways. It has not always been easy in our movement to testify about being a proud Unificationist because there was so much persecution. But for those who wear their name, like In Jin Nim and her brothers and sisters and cousins – they were the name, Moon, and they have nowhere to go.
34. But the blessed children have their own name – you might be Smith, Jackson, or Schmidt – in a way, blessed children have a choice to make. You were born and raised in this movement, but just as your parents, the first generation, made the choice to become that eternal son and daughter of God, sooner or later in your life you have to own up to who you want to be. You have to own up and really ask yourself, "Will I, can I., wear the Moon name proudly as one family under God? Can I be Schmidt Moon, can I be Jason Moon, can I be Nakai Moon? Can I proudly wear my father and mother's name and be the kind of living testament that testifies to the quality of what kind of character these two people have, what kind of a person our True Father and True Mother are, how they have lived a life of commitment?" Our True Mother for almost 70 years. On her next birthday she will be 70. And our True Father for almost 93 years. They have never wavered. They stood in the face of opposition and all different kinds of pressure, our True Father – thrown into prison more than six times, and our True Mother has always been by his side – never ever leaving his side as his wonderful partner, support, and wife. These two people are a man and woman of commitment. And regardless of how difficult their lives have been they have never ever wavered. They have taken their responsibility as the True Parents of all mankind seriously, but with an incredibly grateful heart. And each and every day, every new day, they tackle the new day with the same kind of attitude, with the same heart of gratitude, with the same determination to work a little harder, to persevere a little longer – so that they can make the world a better place for their children.
35. Another quality of our True Parents that we need to inherit, if we really want to testify, as a living testament of what our True Parents are all about – is this word called courage. Sometimes it takes courage to stand strong in our faith.
36. One of the things that In Jin Nim recognize growing up in this movement is – because we have been through 40 years of wilderness life where our mentality has been a survival mentality – we have had to fight the long and hard battle of trying to establish our presence in the world, hold our communities together, raise families at the same time, and hopefully do our best in raising up inspired and decent young children.
37. But it has not always been easy. Sometimes it was far easier to go undercover and not even deal with the fact of who we are. Hide the fact that we are Gods sons and daughters, hide that we are True Parents' sons and daughters. In Jin Nim remembers when she was starting out at the Divinity school – there were different opportunities to take courses and seminars with your favorite professors. One of the courses In Jin Nim wanted to take was taught by a very famous feminist scholar – and In Jin Nim new that she was not too thrilled about some of the teachings of In Jin Nim's father and she knew that her view on our church was not 100% favorable. When In Jin Nim was in her class, her colloquium in the fall term there was an opportunity for In Jin Nim to own up to who she was. In Jin Nim's name is Moon so there is always the question – is she is related to Rev. Sun Myung Moon? But In Jin Nim did not like that question. She wanted to go to school incognito – study, do research, be free to study different ideas, explore, and discuss things in the classroom without having to always be a representative of her faith and her parents.
38. She remembers having to go through an incredible struggle in her life. When this thing is heaped on you – "oh my God! You're the daughter of Rev. Sun Myung Moon?" All these questions come your way and you become the focal point, the center of all the discussions, and you feel that you can't really learn, you can't navigate the intellectual field – asking the questions you want to ask, discussing the things you want to discuss, because everything is being heard and checked because they see you as a living testament of your faith.
39. After going through this struggle for some time, and in the beginning when asked In Jin Nim answered, "maybe and maybe not." In Jin Nim kept them guessing trying to figure out how to deal with this. Colloquiums are usually just for five students – they picked the best students to participate in a small setting so that there is a lot of one on one with the professor. And every time the question came up the answer was, "maybe and maybe not." But during one class they were discussing the importance of marriage and the conversation became heated and they were throwing around all the pros and cons of marriage – and the conversation was compelling and exciting and In Jin Nim felt that one of the most important gifts that God gives to humanity through our True Parents is the Blessing, it is one of our most viable sacraments – and In Jin Nim wanted to share about this breaking news. But perhaps her environment would not be too conducive to sharing, but nevertheless she did. It took a tremendous amount of courage – every day she told herself, "stop dissing courage. Be blunt about who you are and tell the people about the breaking news and True Parents." And even though the struggle up to that point was incredibly intense – once she decided – "you know what, my name is Moon. Yes I would like to be a quiet student doing my thing, but I can't escape the fact that I was born to be a living testament of True Parents."
40. Once In Jin Nim made up her mind to testify, to share in her character, to be that character of integrity – in letting people know who she really is and in being committed to her community and her faith – in being willing to persevere through any persecution that may come her way and to have the courage to face her fears … and she asked herself, what is the worst thing that could happen. Her professor could give her an 'F' but she could put up a good fight if that happened.
41. Once she decided in her mind, "I am going to testify because I am a living witness of God, our Heavenly Parent, and our True Parents" it was almost as if the floodgates opened. She felt incredibly liberated. "I don't have to hide, I don't have to be undercover, I don't have to fight with myself, battle in my mind, dissing courage every morning." "If people like it, great, if they don't – tough nuggies." Hopefully they will like it a little better a few years down the line when they really think about what she has to share with them.
42. It was incredibly liberating for In Jin Nim. And she realized that the more she became that confident person, the more people listened, and even the professor listened. And In Jin Nim had read all of her work so she knew where she stood, but because she was so confident in being that living testament of our True Parents, her teacher was incredibly intrigued. She and In Jin Nim ended up having more conversations and they discussed things more deeply, more profoundly, and In Jin Nim left the school with a much more rewarding experience and relationship with this teacher – than had she just kept to herself, being a quiet nobody in a sea of students.
43. She realized the power of being proud of who we are. Now, there is no stopping her. When people meet In Jin Nim, and the same goes for her brothers – Lovie, the spiritual heir of our movement, the first thing he does is to testify to our True Parents, because he realizes that he is a living testament of these three incredible things called character (1), the quality of the character in a person that is acquired in order to be that living testament of our True Parents. Commitment (2), that is required in order to have the strength to persevere and to overcome and to finally complete our destiny that are Heavenly Father and Mother set out for us when they thought about creating our blueprint, for each and every one of us. And for having the courage (3) to look fear in the face – face fear and instead of dissing courage, "I am going to take the easy way out," be bold and righteous and loving – that through the gift of our ability and our willingness to testify about our True Parents we are giving all of humanity an invitation to become one family under God. Not just enjoy true love and true life but to really substantiate the true lineage of God and become one family.
44. The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:12 "Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered by the fiery ordeal that will test what you are all about." -- The fiery ordeal that will test what you are all about, "as if something strange has befallen on you" – because we are kind of strange, we are weirdly wonderful. We are different. But we are proud sons and daughters of God, each and every one of us.
45. So, yes, there is going to be that difficulty, that fiery ordeal. And one time or two or three times in the course of our lives, but do not think of it as being something strange befallen us, because we realize that when we are here, when we have been given the responsibility to be that living testament of our True Parents, we realize that we have been given a great blueprint. But just like in building a house, we can have the greatest blueprint available to mankind, the most beautiful house we can possibly imagine, and we can visualize what the house is going to look like – now that we have 3-D graphics – so we can get a good idea of how it is going to be, even navigating through the rooms with a computer, but we know that in order to get from the blueprint to the final product of the house there is going to be a lot of fiery ordeal that will test us, just like the way the fiery ordeal tests us when we own up to the fact that it is our responsibility to really testify at this time to the breaking news about the glories of our Heavenly Parent and about the need to graft on to one family under God for the Blessing that are True Parents give.
46. The fiery ordeal is just the process. The suffering and the difficulties that we all share, that we have gone through, and will continue to go through – is the fiery ordeal that will test us along the way. But the fiery ordeal is just a test. It's not the completion. It's not the end. It's not the completed picture of what we are supposed to be all about.
47. Just as when you construct a house, you start from a blueprint and build up the frames, and there is a lot of hammering and plastering and painting and cementing – a whole lot of work. But when we go through that, realizing that it is a process, because we are on our way to building this beautiful house or this beautiful family – then we realize that the fiery ordeal is a time of testing that will help us accomplish a life where we can truly love life, truly be those fulfilled men and women of God
48. One of the things In Jin Nim realized when she spent a lot of time with her father (the big fish mascot at the Sports Festival reminded her of her fishing days) – not only was her mother a fantastic cook, but her father was a fantastic cook. In Jin Nim loves the section in her father's autobiography when he talks about what a great knitter he was. He knitted a hat that was so fashionable. He was very much a man – a fashion designer. "Can you imagine Father, a fashion designer?" But he knitted his own hat and he was proud of the fashion statement that he had made – because it was unique, handcrafted and lovingly made with his own hands.
49. One of the things In Jin Nim's father used to say is that you can tell a lot about a person by just watching the way they cook – by watching how they prepare and by what is finally put upon the table. Just as Ariana was incredibly different running around in a Batman suit, In Jin Nim's father tested or surprised her in many ways. In Jin Nim was the only daughter who did not get sea sick and so her father always asked her to man the kitchen. Before her fishing days started at the age of 11 In Jin Nim did not really know how to cook and so she learned on the job. And one thing In Jin Nim noticed about her father is that – many people can only cook with a cookbook, but great chefs – they have cooked all the recipes from the cookbooks – but the true artistry of being a fantastic chef is to not copycat someone's recipe, but to come out with your own awesome recipe. And so one of the things In Jin Nim's father opened up her mind to is to look at the different ingredients as almost pieces of a jigsaw puzzle she can play around with to create a whole new picture.
50. And so, when In Jin Nim got ready for fishing the kitchen sisters would tell her, "you have to prepare miso soup and they would write out exactly what she must do." But In Jin Nim's father would treat each ingredient as something unique, something you should highlight, not just stuff into a dish, but that you should appreciate.
51. And one of the moments In Jin Nim had with her father on the New Hope was – she had brought some sandwiches and rice balls, but Mother had prepared delicious chocolate bars from Switzerland. So, In Jin Nim put the chocolate in a nice bowl and took it up to her father along with a plate of rice balls and hot kimchi paste, kochichan, some kimchi and some dried seaweed. And father looked at the plate – there was a rice ball, kochichan, kimchi, and seaweed, and a bowl of chocolate. The bowl of chocolate was meant to be a desert, but Father started out unwrapping the chocolate. And In Jin Nim told him "Daddy, that's the desert." And he went "mmmm" and he continued to open the chocolate bar. It was a bar that could be divided into bite-size pieces, but he didn't do that, he dipped the whole thing into the kochichan. And In Jin Nim screamed out, "Father! What are you doing?!" And he said, "mmmmm" He dipped the chocolate into the hot sauce and he took a bite – and In Jin Nim thought in her mind that he must be mad. "What are you doing putting chocolate in the hot sauce?" Then he took a bite, looked at the chocolate again, and put it again into the hot sauce, and he ate it again. And In Jin Nim said, "Father you are not supposed to do that!" And she remembers him smiling and saying to her, "says whom? It's delicious."
52. And so, fast forward 20 years, and In Jin Nim has children of her own and she is developing her own divine cheesecake recipe. She has traveled around the world and tasted different cuisines – and in South America they have something called 'Mole.' In which they grind cooked pepper into the chocolate sauce and they create an incredible concoction that is sweet when you bite into it, but leaves your throat burning. It's a divine experience – once you have it you have to have more. And so, what In Jin Nim thought was incredibly weird, somehow 20 years later was weirdly wonderful. In memory of her father dipping his huge Switzerland chocolate bar into the hot sauce – In Jin Nim thought she would create a chocolate cheesecake, but in honor of her father she was going to make a 'Molle' cheesecake – where, when people eat it, they will say that it tastes like chocolate but burns like pepper. And so, In Jin Nim realized as she was playing around with these ingredients and creating her own recipe – her father was always challenging her to think outside the box, to think outside of what we are accustomed to.
53. Just as our church is moving from the wilderness mentality of just surviving into the time of settlement when we really must think about how we are not going to just survive, but how are we going to prosper and thrive and start loving life. There has got to be a lot of thinking outside of the box. There have got to be young little girls wanting to dress up like Batman every once in a while, and beautiful young ladies who are not afraid of their own femininity, not afraid to wear high heels and do it competently and in a healthy way. There is going to be a lot of challenges to the rocks that we were accustomed to. Our True Father is going to take all of us to Las Vegas and take us on a tour of the slot tournament and really change the mentality of Las Vegas from a town of sin to a town of giving – where it can really give life to different charities and organizations and inspire others to do the same.
54. Father, through his empowerment of our members to enjoy leisure time with families – we in our movement have the best ski resort in Korea. And when the Winter Olympics will be held the next time around, guess where they are going to have the ski tournaments? In our ski resort.
55. We are talking about reclaiming leisure, reclaiming fun – that Satan took away, that the history of mankind, the history of indemnification and restoration took away from humankind – we are talking about reclaiming our lives as something that we should celebrate, something that we should be wild about, something that should not hold ourselves back. The big banner for the sport Festival was "All In!" This is not the time to be wondering, "am I, or am I not? Do I, or do I not? Should I, or should I not?" This is the time of the breaking news, the time when we should be 'All In'.
56. "As that living testament be proud that we own our game. We have the blueprint that God gave us, in our care, and the only thing we need to do is to be a living testament through the fiery ordeal that will test us along the way. But if we can be true to who we are, true to our divine purpose and our responsibility of being that living testament, we are going to do much better than traveling at the speed of sound – we are going to be traveling at the speed of love. And that is instantaneous, it is more powerful, and has the ability to transform ourselves in the process, and to transform our environment and our world. And if we can do that, brothers and sisters, if we can truly be that son and daughter that really lives together with God in our lives, each and every day, and really dedicate everything that we are about, to being that son and daughter, that inspired individual, and truly understand the importance of the time we are living in, to share the news with the rest of the world, share the good news that our True Parents come with an incredible gift of the Blessing, an incredible invitation to join and come together as one family under God, to go beyond our race, beyond our color, beyond our faith, beyond our cultural backgrounds – this is an exciting time."
57. "So brothers and sisters congratulations once again to BCSF for an incredible week in showing and exercising great sportsmanship and attitude throughout the whole festival – and this is really a time when we should say to ourselves I am 'All In!' Because I am proud to be an Unificationist!"
58. God bless and have a wonderful Sunday!
1: Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
2: so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God.
3: Let the time that is past suffice for doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry.
4: They are surprised that you do not now join them in the same wild profligacy, and they abuse you;
5: but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6: For this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead, that though judged in the flesh like men, they might live in the spirit like God.
7: The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers.
8: Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.
9: Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another.
10: As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
11: whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12: Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you.
13: But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
14: If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
15: But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a wrongdoer, or a mischief-maker;
16: yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.
17: For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18: And "If the righteous man is scarcely saved,
where will the impious and sinner appear?"
19: Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.