A Special Thank You to True Mother
Unificationists in California put together a special gift for Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, affectionately known as True Mother and the Mother of Peace, after being deeply moved by her heartfelt speech during the Rally of Hope. Sunday school teachers at the Los Angeles Family Church designed a beautifully handmade thank you card accompanied by an elegant butterfly brooch.
Dr. Moon shared an inspirational message of hope and peace with an estimated 100 million people worldwide during the online rally broadcasted on August 8. The teachers were among many people stirred by her words and grateful for her global peacemaking endeavors.
“We were very inspired by Mother Moon’s speech, especially when she mentioned the monarch butterfly,” said Rev. Mark Tengan, pastor of the Los Angeles Family Church. “She stated, ‘Nature moves according to the principles that God created and we can see it in action.’ Using the monarch butterfly as an example of this really touched the heart of so many of our youth.”
Dr. Moon spoke of our Creator’s dream to build the Kingdom of God on earth together with humanity, his children. But because humanity fell away from God, our history has continuously been marked by wars and destruction. Dr. Moon explained how, comparatively, the natural world continues to exist in accordance with God’s principles of creation.
Rally of Hope speech excerpt:
“I would like to mention the example of the monarch butterfly. As you may be aware, a butterfly’s lifespan is short. However, despite their wingspan of about three inches, monarch butterflies spend their summers in Canada and then fly thousands of miles south to Mexico for the winter. At times, it takes them more than two months to complete their journey. Despite never having made the journey before, new generations of monarch butterflies make the same journey through the skies that their parents have made. This is the natural order of things. It is the same for the animal kingdom. Unless human beings destroy the environment, animals manage their numbers in accordance with the principles of creation and preserve their species.” — Mother of Peace
Dr. Moon shared humanity’s quandary of having strayed from God and losing our original relationship with our Creator. She explained that God cannot change His principles of the world, which has necessitated His guidance for us to make restitution and recover the path to His ideal. Her illustration of monarch butterflies in her speech—a graceful, transformative species—inspired the delicately handcrafted and framed card with an original butterfly watercolor painting by Sunday school teacher Yuka Oiwa.
A personalized message to Dr. Moon expressed the community’s gratitude for her unconditional love, grace, and tireless efforts to bring world peace.
Dear True Mother,
Please know that we will continue working hard to raise children of Hyo Jeong who can look to you like sunflowers that follow the Sun. We were deeply inspired by our speech at the Rally of Hope and wanted to offer you monarch butterfly brooch and painting of monarch butterflies flying from Canada to Mexico to express our gratitude and love for you.
Thank you for your unconditional love and incredible grace.
We love you True Mother!
An inscribed quote from her speech was also included in Korean. The gift will be sent to Dr. Moon in Korea.