농업 [nong-eop] (sino-korean)
農 (농) – agricultural
業 (업) – work
When the Heavenly Parent created everything on earth, He was, in a way, a farmer, creating and raising all things, which His beloved sons and daughters were to feed on. For God, this meant it was to make a total contribution.
Today’s children, raised in the “stone jungle” of cities, have no opportunity to make friends with nature, but developing a sensitivity to nature is more important than gaining academic knowledge. Why should a child need a higher education if he or she cannot feel nature with all his or her heart and is inherently insensitive?
Our heart must learn to love nature and people. It is possible to learn and practice the laws of nature on the farm. For example, you can realize that results come when you shed your sweat and put in your best effort. You can also learn the value of time. To get a good harvest, all the work has to be done at the right time. We can practice all this just on the farm.
When you work in the field, freeing yourself from all thoughts and completely dissolving in nature, you will feel yourself becoming one with it. When the lines between you and nature disappear, you are overwhelmed by a deep and joyful feeling, and At that moment nature merges with you, and you with nature.
Being able to live self-sufficiently in a country house in your old age is an earthly paradise. Growing the fruits of creation in nature will give you a deep sense of shimjeon you felt when raising your children, and a deep sense of sphere of God’s creation.