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Social Ethics from the Second Blessing

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective The Second Blessing, part 10 In the last few articles, we’ve been looking at the virtues named in Unification Thought which help us understand ethical relationships in a family. This is the first part of the description of the Second Blessing: God’s second blessing was to be […]

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Family Ethics Begin With Loving Oneness

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective. The Second Blessing, part 9 In the last two articles, we’d been looking at the “vertical” expression of love — from the elders “downward” to their juniors, and also from the young ones “upward” to their elders. The main form of love downwards is benevolence and the […]

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Benevolence Evokes Loyalty and Love

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective The Second Blessing, part 8 In this series I’ve been writing about relationships, specifically family relationships; keeping in mind that the family is the root of all relationships. In the previous post I wrote about “vertical” order in the family, or the love of elders towards children, […]

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Chinese Character Explains Family Ethics

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective The Second Blessing, part 7 In the last article, we’d examined an ordered structure which underlies everything in the created world. As the two diagrams we’d presented illustrate, there is a “vertical” relationship between satellite heavenly bodies and their parent bodies; and there is a “horizontal” relationship […]

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Unification Thought on Heavenly Order

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective The Second Blessing, part 6 Last time, I’d reflected on Unification Thought’s explanation of “order” within a family. And I’d discovered how important order was for me to relate more deeply with my extended family in the Philippines, particularly with my elders and juniors. I found a […]

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Family Ethics and Order in Real Life

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective. The Second Blessing, part 5 We continue our examination of the Second Blessing as mentioned in Gen. 1:28: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be […]

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The Realms of Love Manifested in the Family

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective The Second Blessing, part 4 Let me begin this by saying that this Second Great Blessing and the four types of love  — Genesis 1:28 (the one to “multiply”) — is a core teaching of Father and Mother Moon’s ministry. And so there are volumes, volumes, and […]

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The Femininity of God Revealed at Last

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective Last month, I celebrated the first anniversary of my son’s marriage blessing. So I’m in a good frame of mind to be thinking about this section of the Principle. The section is the one which explains the significance of the Second Great Blessing (Genesis 1:28) — the […]

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Marriage and the Ideal World

Altar of the Sacred Fireby Benny Andersson The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective The Second Blessing, part 2 Last month, we’d begun our closer look at the Second Great Blessing (in Genesis 1:28) that’s identified in the Exposition of the Divine Principle (p. 34); the one to “multiply”. Here again is part of […]

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The Blessing of Love

The DP from a UT perspective featured photo, the painting“Rebirth” by Benny Andersson Last month, we’d explained the last sentences of the First Blessing in the Exposition of the Divine Principle (p. 34). That blessing was to “be fruitful” — the first of the three that were given to the primeval parents in the book […]

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