Gratitude brings about heavenly fortune, forgiveness opens people’s minds, and love moves people’s hearts.
Hak Ja Han Moon
Let Us All Be Grateful
Gratitude brings about heavenly fortune, forgiveness opens people’s minds, and love moves people’s hearts. Let us all be grateful for everything, forgive our enemies, love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and work in oneness for peace.
Hak Ja Han Moon, born on February 10, 1943, in Anju, South Pyeongan Province, now part of North Korea, fostered a deep connection with God from an early age, which significantly influenced her life's direction. At the age of six, she and her family undertook the daunting task of escaping to South Korea to avoid the challenging conditions in North Korea. This testing journey, early in life, instilled a resilience within her, underpinning her dedication to peace and unity.
In 1960, she wed the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Their union was more than a marriage; it was a partnership of shared goals, dedicated to creating bridges across divides. Together, they laid the groundwork, notably through the Unification movement, addressing reconciliation and unity across sectors such as education, politics, arts, and human rights. However, following the transition of her husband to the spiritual world in 2012, Dr. Moon faced the challenge of not only preserving but also expanding upon their shared legacy. With determination and vision, she took up the mantle, advancing global initiatives with renewed emphasis on education, environmental conservation, and humanitarian outreach.
Beyond her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother, Dr. Moon's leadership has been marked by her ability to continue building on the foundation she co-laid with her husband. The Marriage Blessing initiative, which they began with three couples in 1960, has grown exponentially under her stewardship, influencing millions worldwide. Her founding of the Sun Hak Peace Prize and the "Peace Starts With Me" global tour are testament to her independent initiatives post-2012, which have garnered international respect. Amid challenges and headwinds, Dr. Moon has emerged as a significant spiritual leader, both continuing the work she began with her husband and charting a distinct path forward.
Cheon Il Guk and Our Mission
Moon, Hak Ja Han. Cheon Il Guk and Our Mission. First ed., vol. 3 of 4, Sunhak Institute of History, 2017 [Part 1 The Road to a World of Peace] p. 90.
Hak Ja Han Moon
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