Behind Wolmyeongdong

Learn While Observing

Pastor Jeong Myeong Seok oversees the placement of a boulder on the Ambition Masterpiece

I told the head pastors to learn by being next to me. Regardless of which family you are from or whether your status is high or not, those who have learned carefully from me will turn out to be great. You have to stick close to me and learn.

How was it when you learned in detail?

I almost do all things till perfection. There’s nobody who has done the job I have done here this perfectly among all the landscape architects in Korea. I make sure to do a lot of prep work before placing any boulder.

When I see you come to service, you seem to come without really preparing, as if you were in a hurry. You should not be like that.

I am always in the process of getting ready and preparing before I do anything. Whenever I place a boulder, I ask God whether He likes the way the boulder has been placed. Since God is always watching, I can work with perfection. I push myself to do my best whenever I place a boulder. It’s to the point where I can’t do any better. If someone asked me to take the boulders out and reposition them, I wouldn’t be able to place them any better.

That’s why I ask you to watch as you stand beside me. However, some people only look at me without noticing the work I was doing, that the boulders were perfectly matched with one another. So I felt frustrated.

You have to learn a lot.

~Excerpt from the morning message of September 7, 1996; Pastor Jung Myung Seok

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