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Self-limitation is self-distance using Volf’s term “distance.” It makes room. The room which limitation or distance makes is that for others. Self-limitation is self-giving for others. It is love or self-giving love. God’s self-limitation is also God’s self-distance which makes room for the world. God’s self-limitation is God’s self-giving for the world. It is grace or self-giving grace. We all without exception live both by love given from the others and by grace given from God.

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Inside and Outside

If a person who is inside envies people outside, we can guess that s/he is in a prison or does not have any freedom.
If a person who is outside envies people inside, we can guess that s/he is a homeless person.

Which one is better? Prisoner or Homeless person.

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body and spirit

After school on the way home with Eunyou and John, I see there are many kinds of action of them such as walking, running, chasing, jumping, dancing, laughing, or picking some leaves. Following them behind, I think many things. Aha! They are busy in their body and I am busy in my spirit.

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Oh Deer! You are coming to the front field of this apartment everyday. Let me ask some questions to you: Do you know your birthday? Do you have your birthday party? Do you know your social security number? Do you know that you are USA deer? Do you have a driver license? Do you pay your apartment rent fee every month? Do you worry about what to eat tomorrow? Do you know Jesus Christ? Do you write some articles? Do you say some history of your family to your children? What do you do and what do you know? Do you just come to eat the grass? Is that enough for your life? Don’t you feel uncomfortable in your life without answering to those questions?
You were born in this world and will die some day. I was also born in this world and will die some day. You exist here and now and I exist here and now. Whether answer or not to those questions seems not to be important. Then what would be an important difference between you and me?

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If our smile is the smile which consists of tears of others’ suffering, let us do not show the smile to others. If our tears are the tears which consist of smile of others’ happyness, let us do not show the tears to others. Why? Do they not also at least smile in this suffering world? Let us show the smile and shed tears, which are regardless of smile and tears of anyone else, in front of God. Was this not human Jesus’ compassionate mind?

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Double Wishes

When Eunyou and John were babies, I wanted them to say even any word, saying that “If you say any word, I’ll give you some presents.” However, I am telling them nowadays, “Please be quiet. If you are quiet, I’ll give you presents for you.” 

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It is the place of both the birth and the death that free will is useless.

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