It matters not that we do not use weapons, martial or ranged. What matters most is what is in our hearts. Here we are, fighting, not for national boundaries. Not even for our mortal lives do we stand and march to defend. What we fight for is greater than any of this.

What we fight for is peace, liberty, and justice; what we are fighting for is the survival of our families, for One Family Under God; what we are fighting for is the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth; what we are fighting for, is Cheon-Il-Guk.

Let the battle begin, and let it end without a drop of blood being spilled.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

This is the full version of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" Speach


Today is one of the greatest American holydays, a day where we are encurage to serve others, without conpensation, no matter who they are.  First, here's a link from a post on my other blog which gives advice on how you might like to spend your day today:

Next, I'd life to share a song, lyrics provided by k-state.edu:

We Shall Overcome

 
Lyrics derived from Charles Tindley's gospel song "I'll Overcome Some Day" (1900), and opening and closing melody from the 19th-century spiritual "No More Auction Block for Me" (a song that dates to before the Civil War). According to Professor Donnell King of Pellissippi State Technical Community College (in Knoxville, Tenn.), "We Shall Overcome" was adapted from these gospel songs by "Guy Carawan, Candy Carawan, and a couple of other people associated with the Highlander Research and Education Center, currently located near Knoxville, Tennessee. I have in my possession copies of the lyrics that include a brief history of the song, and a notation that royalties from the song go to support the Highlander Center."
 

1.

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day

CHORUS:

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome some day

2.

We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand some day
CHORUS
 

3.

We shall all be free
We shall all be free
We shall all be free some day
CHORUS
 

4.

We are not afraid
We are not afraid
We are not afraid some day
CHORUS
 

5.

We are not alone
We are not alone
We are not alone some day
CHORUS
 

6.

The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around some day
CHORUS
 

7.

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day
CHORUS

SOURCES:

Eileen Southern, The Music of Black Americans: A History, Second Edition (Norton, 1971): 546-47, 159-60.
The International Lyrics Server. <http://www.lyrics.ch/query/normal?artist=&album=&song=We+Shall+Overcome>. March 1998.
Donnell King, email message, 29 Nov. 1999.




For the creation of Cheon-Il-Guk,
from Bergen, Hordaland, Norge,

Christopher D. Osborn

1 comment:

Sandra Sohard said...

Thanks for inspiring blog!

2012 Motto for the Unification Movement

Cheon-gi 3 (2012) Unification Movement/Tongilgyo/Cheon Il Guk Motto:

"The Era of the Victory, Liberation, and Completion of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind"

Click here to read a translated transcript of Father Moon's 'True God's Day 2012' midnight prayer.