Nature or Nurture? Reflections on the Raising and Shaping of a Talented and Stubborn Young Boy into a Man of Might Whose Worth is Measured by Millions.
At any rate, back to the formal thank you for Kim Hyun Joong’s wonderful parents. My thoughts turned to them as I was asked to write out my fond memories and love to share with my father who turned 70 this week. We (my six brothers and sisters and I) were asked to read these at his surprise Birthday Party today. I have been blessed by friends and family who tell me I am a warm, loving, and giving person. It truly is my nature to be this way, but I also realized that I am a product of the loving guidance of both of my parents. This made me think of Kim Hyun Joong's loving and giving nature and made me consider his parents as he is the product of their Loving Guidance and Care. What Beautiful people they must be to have raised and produced such a Beautiful Child. Here is my expression of thanks to them:
Kim Hyun Joong Abunim, Eomeonim:
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for raising the most beautiful, kind, sweet, considerate, brave, compassionate, courageous, heroic, humble, honest, giving, loving son, Kim Hyun Joong. You did an amazing job raising him up to be an example and role model for people around the world. A boy learns to be a man from both of his parents. He learns kindness and compassion from his mother’s tender loving heart. He learns bravery, courage, and strength through gentle humility from observing his father as he provides for and protects his family. I am so blessed because you raised such a wonderful son. I am forever in your debt as are the millions of people who love him and have received blessings from him around the world. I believe he was chosen by God himself to do the work he is doing. He brings blessings, happiness, and inspiration to every person he touches with his beautiful smile and generously open heart. He was placed in your care because God knew the work he was created to do, and He entrusted two amazing parents to prepare him perfectly.
Haters only see Evil in the world because it is a reflection of their own dark and twisted soul.
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. -Galatians 6:7-8
And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. -Mark 7:20-221
the natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. -1 Corinthians 2:14
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. -Proverbs 18:2
Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice. -Proverbs 23:9
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. -Ephesians 4:31-32.
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. -Romans 12:17-21
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. -Proverbs 28:26
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. -Proverbs 29:11
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. -Titus 3:1
" Since you were already born , you should work hard to make your name known , help your less fortunate neighbors while living a life that earns respect .” --Kim Hyun Joong
"I hope I will always be the kind of person you will not be criticized for being my fan." --Kim Hyun Joong
I put my faith in you always because I have learned that I can Trust you to do what you have Promised.
Wishing you the Infinite Blessings and Eternal Happiness you so Richly Deserve,