ESGD Summer Motto 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are proud to present the motto for the Summer activities this year:

Let us be the one: to Practice/to Realise/to Carry On

 With this motto we want to directly connect and refer to the Motto for this year onwards until 2020: “Let us become true owners of Cheon Il Guk who practice true love in resemblance to our Creator, the Heavenly Parent!”

Let us be who True Parents are urging us to be! We want to reinterpret this motto and make it meaningful for each of us – to personally connect to the vision. It also mixes the individual and the collective – “Let US be the ONE” – so we want to explore the motto on a personal level, as well as finding a way together as Blessed Family members.

Here are some questions we want to explore together through the motto – To Practice: How do we actually practice True Love? How do we apply Principle and have an authentic spiritual life? To Realise: How can we wake up and realise what spiritual path to take? How can we realise and build towards the ideal? To Carry On: How can we persevere through challenges? How can we be someone who God, our Friends and our Family can trust and rely on? How can we create a culture and tradition which can carry on what True Parents and our Parents have passed on to us through our Lineage?

We wanted a motto which unites universal themes together with the current providence; giving a framework, but leaving an open space for questions to be asked and answers to be created. To connect to True Mother’s recent words, as well as reflect on the current climate and situation amongst us as brothers and sisters. We hope that each workshop can create a unique interpretation of the motto, and look forward to sharing that inspiration!

“The Second Generation are the precious existences who are the first outcome of Heaven in the 6,000 years of providential history…be able to embrace people around you by creating a suitable environment, and become a model family to the young people in the society” recent guidance from True Mother.

Get involved and participate this Summer: We would like to welcome you to participate in and co-create our Summer Activities together with us. On each workshop this year, we want to create an environment where True Love can be learnt through experience, where True Friendships can be created and built upon, and where we can experience how interconnected we are as Blessed Families; discovering how our Heavenly Parent and True Parents deeply matter to each of us. Please read the Workshop descriptions, and the report booklet from last year to get a sense for the activities and consider what fits for you – and feel free to be in touch with any questions you may have.

Serve as Staff: Any successful workshop is only possible with a united, diverse and loving Staff team – so we want to encourage the elders amongst us to volunteer and apply as staff. It’s a demanding but rewarding experience, but you can offer something unique and have opportunities to grow and learn for life. Based on applications received we will be back in touch with you and respond to find the best fit.

“We need to think about the realisation of Cheon Il Guk all the time in order to become true owners…Keep in mind that the true owner of Cheon Il Guk is the person who practices the Word; please practice it throughout your daily life.” recent guidance from True Mother.