Happy Day of All True Things!
The blossoms and sunny skies of spring remind us of the beauty of God’s creation and His endless love for us and for all things. True Father said, “Nature is God’s creation and His gift to humankind”(A Peace Loving Global Citizen). It’s no accident that we can feel God’s love through the beauty of creation. It was made for us to enjoy and honor. We are entrusted with its care, and in return, are blessed with its bounty and beauty.
On Thursday, June 14, Unificationists around the world will celebrate the 56th Day of All True Things. This Holy Day is a chance to celebrate the blessing of God’s creation, and to commit ourselves to the role of protecting it and using it for good. The Divine Principle tells us that there are Three Great Blessings God has entrusted to us. In order to fulfill our true potential, we need to grow in love as individuals, as a family, and in harmony with all things. The Day of All Things is an important day for us to give thanks and to enjoy God’s creation together with our family and friends.
All around the world, families will gather at their local churches, bearing offerings of cake or fruit, to celebrate the wonder of creation and to remember our responsibility of stewardship and love for the natural world. From the humble observance, with a prayer and offering around the living room coffee table, to the spectacular community wide event, different regions and families will find unique ways to honor the Holy Day.
The Day of All Things is a significant holiday for Unificationists. True Father said of it:
“We have welcomed Parents’ Day and then Children’s Day. However, we cannot achieve complete restoration with only parents and children. When God blessed the first human beings, he told them to be fruitful, multiply, and subdue all created things. Thus, as there are parents and children, there must also be all things of creation that can come under their dominion. Therefore, as we celebrate this Day of All Things, let us first resolve to connect all things to Heaven centering on the Unification family. Then, after realizing our own true family, we can bring all things into total unity. This is how we can connect ourselves with Heaven.” (Cheong Seong Gyeong, Book 11, Chapter 5, Verse 39)
Families are invited to join in the celebrations at their local church as we honor this special day.
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