13. Message Is for Both Our Christian President and Those of Other Religions, including North Korean Cheondoists
Consider the enormous value of getting this humanity’s-ego-crucified-Christ message to our Christian, current U.S. President, who is both viewed by many as an egotist extraordinaire and risking a potential nuclear conflict with North Korea. As both the security guard and the student quickly changed and subsumed their egos, so, too, I pray, could the U.S. President were he to hear the same words. (Of course, this message’s benefits do not end with the U.S. President. For instance, Vladimir Putin is a Christian, as are 2.2 billion others, who have realms of power and influence both large and small.)
Christianity is not widespread in North Korea. Nonetheless, the nation’s official religion is Confucian-based Chondoism; and, the Confucian Analects (Book 9, Ch. 4) relate that Confucius, besides having “no foregone conclusions, no arbitrary predeterminations, [and] no obstinacy,” had “no egoism.” Further, North Korea has accused the U.S. President of being an ego-driven megalomaniac. Therefore, North Korea’s head, Kim Jong Un—who, surely, would not want to appear hypocritical—should agree that subsuming the ego is the appropriate course of action for everyone of every nationality.
Not my will, but thine [God the Father’s], be done.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.
Do His [God’s] will as if it were your own will.
Mishna (pre- Talmud), Ethics of the Fathers 2:4
Now therefore go, and I [the LORD GOD] will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say . . . and will teach you what ye shall do.
No one will enter Paradise who has arrogance in his heart equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed.
Hadith, Muslim and At-Tirmithi
The ego is a veil between humans and God.