This last week has been a special week, a blessed week, but not without its challenges, and questions, lots of questions…. The best query I overheard was whether it was okay to wear a polka dot tie for the blessing ceremony. Of course at the same time many of our questions were of a profounder nature. I know that many of us have been praying and preparing to receive God’s grace and blessing again in our lives.
What I find myself needing now is time to fully reflect and develop my personal understanding and picture of True Parents cosmic blessing on Oct.14th. If Father’s (Reverend Moon’s) goal of establishing a covenant for future generations (passing down a tradition that comes from God) is to be successful, understanding by those taking it up is vital.
Those that I spoke to who were longer in the tooth, generally older and wiser, often shared how they have always responded to Father with faith. Unconsciously they have probably also built up understanding through personal experience. In contrast, several of those who are just starting out, or developing their personal life of faith, seemed to have a much greater need for information, to be given a rational explanation. Both responses are valid.
Of course to understand something we have to want to understand, we do need to be positively inquisitive, to approach something from a variety of perspectives, not just our own. That is why for example I have never done a Sudoku puzzle. I look at that grid with the numbers, and the blank spaces, and….I don’t want to know. To this day I do not know how Sudoku works, because I have never asked, or tried to find out.
But for me when it comes to God, happiness, relationships, the purpose of my life….believe me, I want to understand! I want to know!
I hope we all, young and old alike, can develop a greater affinity to what Father desperately wants to set up before he departs this earthly world. One day we will also move on, but this world will remain and we will leave our descendants here to continue what we leave behind.
Maybe once we are as long in the tooth as Father is, we will also feel the same anxiety that he is feeling for his children.
So, more than any other week. God bless you.