Unification News for March 2003
by Gregory Coolege
I wrote this Letter to the Korean People
Recently, I have come to Korea. I came because I am anxious to help in any way I can to bring about the unification of the two Koreas. I believe that God has a great purpose for the Korean people. I came in support of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's vision of peace.
I would like to express to you my feelings, emotions, and heart of what I see when I look into the eyes and faces of the people of Korea.
When I look into the faces of the elder and honorable grandmothers, I see a face of great strength. I have learned that this strength is very strong because I have learned that you can never say no to a Korean grandmother. I see the strength that can only be the result of many years of difficult suffering. When I look into the eyes of these grandmothers, I see many years of tears. Tears wept for they're family and country.
When I look into the faces of the elder grandfathers, I see years of strain. Strain that result into a body that can no longer stand up straight. A strain that was caused by the years of toil in efforts made to support their country and their families. A bent back caused by the heavy burden that was forced upon their shoulders.
My hands are soft. When I shake the hands of the elders, I feel the years of toil in the roughness of their hands. I feel the hands that have had to work hard to support their families and country.
Upon reflection of the causes of what I see, I recall my history lessons I have had. I recall the suffering that the Korean people have experienced during the 40 years of the foreign occupation. I recall the difficulties caused by the Korean War. Then I realize that I am looking into the eyes of people who have suffered through these atrocities. I realize that I am looking into the faces of a pure and moral people who have suffered much at the hands of others.
I then recall that Korea is a country that has never been an aggressive nation, a nation that has never been motivated to take from they're neighbors in order to satisfy it's on needs.
I now fully understand why God has chosen this great nation. I now understand why God has chosen Korea as the place that he places all his hope. I now understand why God has sent Rev. Moon to the Korean people. I now understand why Rev. Moon is so very anxious for the unification of the two Koreas.
I want you to know that I can feel deep in my heart the moisture caused by the tears of pain flowing from the eyes of the Korean people. That I feel the weight of the burdens placed upon your shoulders. Please know that I want to do everything I can to turn those tears into tears of joy. Please know that I want to do everything possible to lift the heavy blocks of burden from your shoulders and throw them into the sea.
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