Stop the Vaccine Mandates. Stand for freedom and against government and medical industrial complex corruption and tyranny, this Sunday, January 23rd in Washington, DC.
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Cheon Seon Gyeong 323
A flowing love that embraces the spring and has still more to give in reserve, a love that melts the snow and thaws the ice in a cold winter – infinite love, immeasurable in height or width – should form a bond with us and never leave us. It should take its place in the core of our being. Without love, we cannot find anything of value in the world. But when we can vividly feel and sense such a love inside us, that love can more than compete with the universe. Someone with absolute love in the center of his heart, meaning love that is the same from the beginning to the end, can compete with the universe even though he is merely one individual. (33-75, 1970.8.9)
Cheon Seong Gyeon 1381
Now everyone has to know about the Unification Church. It has become such a matter of common knowledge that those who are ignorant of it would be considered as having no common sense. It is true. People who haven’t heard of the Unification Church would be considered to be good-for-nothings. You will expe-rience this all too well if you go abroad. If they ask you where you are from and you answer, “Korea!” they will automatically ask you, “What is this I hear about the 30,000-Couple wedding?” If you were not present at the ceremony, you should say at the very least, “I saw it on television.” If they ask you, “How was it?” you cannot just say, “It was magnificent!” and stop there. When they ask you, “So it was magnificent, but who was there?” you would have to describe to them every aspect of the ceremony, wouldn’t you? The same is true for me.
Charity to the poor and the needy is a traditional virtue encouraged by all religions. Our relationship to the highest Good creates a natural bond of family among all members of the community, rich and poor. We can experience God’s love and compassion for all his children, and especially for those who suffer from poverty, disease, war, famine and natural disasters. Giving alms and charity is a concrete expression of this spiritual bond of love. Texts such as the parable of the sheep and the Goats from the New Testament liken helping a poor man to giving offerings to God or the highest saints. Charity is not excused even for the poorest giver, according to several texts.
Some passages describe the attitude one should take in giving charity. The dignity of the transaction should be upheld by all means. “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” describes the value of anonymity for both the donor and the recipient: for the donor to eliminate any occasion for boasting and for the recipient to preserve his dignity. An even higher form of charity, according to Maimonides, is to extend interest-free loans and other forms of aid to help the poor man get started in a business or trade and thus earn his own living. In a modern version of the adage, “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime,” Father Moon has been developing oceanic fishing enterprises with the intent to help the people of Africa become self-sufficient in food.
1. Charity in an Expression of God’s Love and Draws Us Near to God
Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The lord delivers him in the day of trouble.
They feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan, and the prisoner, for love of Him, saying, “We wish for no reward nor thanks from you.
They sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need.
Charity—to be moved at the sight of the thirsty, the hungry, and the miserable and to offer relief to them out of pity—is the spring of virtue.
Kundakunda, Pancastikaya 137 (Jainism)
even to the well-fed man death comes in many shapes.
The wealth of the generous man never wastes away,
but the niggard has none to console him.
He who, possessed of food, hardens his heart
against the weak man, hungry and suffering,
who comes to him for help, though of old he helped him—
surely he finds none to console him.
He is liberal who gives to anyone who asks for alms,
to the homeless, distressed man who seeks food;
success comes to him in the challenge of battle,
and for future conflicts he makes an ally.
He is no friend who does not give to a friend,
to a comrade who comes imploring for food;
let him leave such a man—his is not a home—
and rather seek a stranger who brings him
Let the rich man satisfy one who seeks help;
For wealth revolves like the wheels of a chariot,
coming now to one, now to another.
In vain does the mean man acquire food;
it is—I speak the truth—verily his death;
he who does not cherish a comrade or a friend,
who eats all alone, is all sin.
Rig Veda 10.117.1-6 (Hinduism)