On Monday, 15 April 2002, JT wrote:
> i am confused somewhat as to what BC's in the church are supposed to be
> doing at the moment? i mean, do we need to be out there witnessing, or
> is our mission simply to live for the sake of others and get blessed?
> please send the answer back to my email address at
> ZZZ because this email address is not mine thanks
> very much mr. anderson
Note for non-Unificationists: a BC is a Blessed Child, a child born of
a marriage blessed by True Parents
What is your purpose in life? It is to fulfill the three great blessings,
according to the Divine Principle. What does that mean? It means that we
need to develop in three areas:
Divine Principle, Part 1, Chapter 1, Section 3.1
- Become one with God.
- Form a God-centered true family
- Take dominion over our environment.
The Purpose of the Creation of the Universe
Let's approach these one at a time.
- Becoming one with God.
We need to develop a moment to moment awareness of God's presence, and
His heart, His love, and His nature in our lives. We need to inherit
God's point of view, His heart, His essence. We need to become like
God, and act on His behalf to fulfill His ideal, which has thus far been
frustrated by sinful human beings. We need to empathize with God who feels
the suffering of every human being who lives and who ever lived. He feels
the pain of all the conflicts in the world today. He feels the pain of the
Israelis whose family members and friends are killed by suicide bombers,
and he also feels the desperation and despair of the people whose misery
pushes them to the extremes of becoming terrorists. He feels the pain
of the child abandoned by an adulterous parent who left their spouse,
and he feels the pain of his children who are mired in sin. The best
way to show love to God is to heal the heartaches of humanity.
How many true human beings do you know? Not many right? Why not? Because
among religious people, dare I say it, even among the disciples of
Rev. Moon, and I mean from the very beginning, we missed one essential
point. And that was, separating ourselves from Satan and dividing good
and evil in ourselves. It is easy to say, but very hard to do. We have to
realize to the core of our being that we are from Satan's blood lineage,
and that unless we deny ourselves and our evil desires, our evil habits,
our evil nature and essence, then we cannot return to God. We have to cry
out in agony to God, and find the determination and power to overcome
our evil self and master our sinful flesh with the power of the spirit
infused with God's divine power, which can only come through prayer.
What does the Divine Principle teach? The section "Restoration through
Indemnity" says the following:
How does God separate Satan from fallen people who stand in the
midway position? Satan relates with them on the basis of his
connection with them through lineage. Therefore, until people
make a condition through which God can claim them as His own,
there is no way God can restore them to the heavenly side. On
the other hand, Satan acknowledges that God is the Creator of
human beings. Unless Satan finds some condition through which
he can attack a fallen person, he also cannot arbitrarily claim
him for his side. Therefore, a fallen person will go to God's
side if he makes good conditions and to Satan's side if he makes
Divine Principle Part 2,
Introduction to Restoration, Section 1.1
We need to make conditions to separate from Satan and come onto the side
of goodness. We need to become true people who can become champions for
Heaven. Only such a true person is really ready for marriage.
What is a religious life? It involves dividing good and evil within
ourselves on a daily basis. Please refer to my previous answer on the
question of mind and body unity:
What is the fastest way to unite our mind and body?
- Secondly, we need to form a true family. You have a way to go before
you have to deal with that, but you need to be preparing yourself
for the day when you will meet your eternal spouse. For now though,
make sure you maintain absolute sexual purity. Don't daydream about
whether such and such a boy is "the one", dress modestly so as not to
arouse lust in boys, and believe me, they have a big problem with their
EYES. Even grown men find teenaged girls distracting when they dress in
too revealing a way. Believe me, I know. You don't want to invite the
wrong kind of attention. Girls have more of a problem with their mouths,
saying provocative things, or chattering about unimportant things. Learn
to control your tongue, and what you say. Don't date. If you want to
spend time with the opposite sex, do so only in groups and don't pair
off or be alone with the opposite sex. It is inviting temptation, which
may overwhelm you. I recommend the following book:
"I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Josh Harris
I spoke with the author last weekend, and heard him preach and read
his book. He has a lot of good things to say about a principled way to
conduct oneself as a single in preparation for marriage.
- Take dominion over our environment. Become a genius in your field.
This is all about becoming master of your world. Learn skills that will
be useful to you in future. Study hard. If you go to college, be very
careful to steer clear of drugs and alcohol. Drinking leads to loss of
inhibitions, loss of control, and it can lead to accidents and death. It
also frequently leads to rape. Be sure to maintain your sexual purity.
Learn to do one thing really well, or many things. Find out what your
God-given talents are and develop them to the full, keeping in mind all
the time that you want to use those talents to fulfill a Godly purpose
in your life, to help build God's Kingdom.
You need a solid economic foundation so that you will be free to answer
the call of Heaven when it comes in whatever way it comes. Be prepared.
In summary, True Father teaches us that a leader has three qualities:
- A strong vibrant spiritual life and relationship with God.
- A loving family with children and the ability to make spiritual children, disciples.
- An INDEPENDENT financial foundation.
These three correspond to the three blessings that the Divine Principle
Read God's word and pray every day, pray without ceasing. Make every
thought be an interaction with God.