The Value of the Family
Ladies and gentlemen, the reason why we miss the family we have left behind is that at home
there is love for one another. It is where the love of mother and father, the love of elder brothers
and sisters and younger siblings, and the love of one’s spouse, children and close neighbors are
all deeply embedded. It is a place of mutual affection, where all relationships and affinities are
brought together through mutual love. This makes you want to cherish each and every member
of your family. It is the yearning and desire of any wanderer who has left his family behind to
reappear boldly before his family one day as a liberated being, and to embrace mountains,
streams and trees, love his kith and kin, and sing songs of ecstasy.
However, the situation of humankind, descended from the Fall, has been different: banished
from their hometown and destined to wander in isolation and defeat, human beings are unable to
go back, no matter how much they miss their family, for they have lost the root of the heart of
their original homeland.
However, with the ushering in of the era of a new heaven and a new earth after the coming of
heaven, human beings have been pulled out of the swamp that was sucking them down, and the
way has been opened for them to return to their hometowns—hometowns that they could not
forget even for a moment—and meet with their family. Could there ever be a day of greater
blessing for humanity? The time of heavenly power and fortune has now come, a time to
reestablish the original family that was lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve.