1 Religion is about beliefs. To be approved by most people and to get their involvement, the most important factor to consider is the people. Strivers should serve as role models for the general public.
2 You join the line of striving because of your belief in God and your desire to preach God’s great Dao of the cosmos. Therefore, you need to get along with others and tolerate one another. You cannot lose sight of the big mission over petty issues.
2 同奮都是為了信仰 上帝，為了弘揚 上帝宇宙大道而參與奮鬥。要能相處以道，互相包容，不可以因小失大。
3 Why do we tell our fellow strivers to “fulfill their human Dao [worldly obligations] first, and then cultivate the heavenly Dao?” Human Dao is about how humans should conduct themselves. It is about cultivating one’s moral character, raising and keeping a family in harmony, governing a country, and keeping the world in peace. It all begins from knowing how to conduct oneself and being a decent person.
4 The “Code of Life” for our fellow strivers, the Twenty Watchwords, is all about how to conduct ourselves. If the strivers of the Church want to accomplish our temporal missions and propagate the Church throughout the world, they must first recognize this as the foundation.
The Taiwan Principal Hall, January 11, 1994