Miracles of Johrei
Written by Okada Mokichi, 1954
The belief of Meshiya-kyo is very different from that of all the other religions. As for their belief, they don’t clearly disclose the relationship between gods and human beings. Having said that, when people firmly believe in a religion such as Christianity or so, surprising miracles appear. We can perceive God’s will there. Therefore, such a religion has fed the spirits of many believers for hundreds or thousands of years. Needless to say, the more a religion feeds them, the more it has developed now.
On the other hand, Meshiya-kyo clarifies the connection between gods and human beings. A religion should have a superior power than established religions have if it saves the decadent hellish world like today. Therefore, the relationship between gods and human beings must be clarified and that is a basic condition to exert the power of salvation. People naturally get full of deep gratitude when they are saved from an incurable disease. As they are given a second chance to live, they should show their gratitude in a concrete form. When they do so, God gives them another grace. Then they should repay His grace and also think about why they were given a chance to live. Needless to say, it is God’s will to have them help Him. All things related to God should be reasonable. If a person did something unreasonable, they would have purification again or even lose their lives. Such a thing happens the other day. On the other hand, if a person thought their given lives were not theirs but God’s and they did their best to save people, purification would never happen to them again. As a result, they definitely would become happy full of joy. In this sense, it depends on you whether you become happy or unhappy. No doubt about it. You will understand what I mean when reading the thank-you report as below. It would make sense to you.
Translated by N.H.