Jung's Poetry and Literature
Pastor Jung Myung Seok who dedicates his entire life to the cause of salvation, expresses the love of praising Heaven through his poetry. As a man who pursues the goal of fulfilling God’s ideal world on Earth, he struggles with a strong will to remain optimistic in the midst of overcoming extreme difficulties. This can be seen through his literature, in which he creates hope and harmony for the modern people, who live struggling between reality and dreams.
After publishing a substantial amount of literature work, he was featured in The Great Dictionary of Korean Poems‘. This is a book that showcases the works of 100 years of history of poetry in Korea, from 1908 to 2010. It includes the renowned works of 3,500 poets of the last century – from the earlier poets such as Choi Nam-seon, Lee Yuk-sa, Lee Sang-wha, Jung Ji-yong etc. to the most recent poets, eg.Jung Hyun-jong, Cheon Yang-hee, Hwang Dong-gyu.
Page 2717 of The Great Dictionary of Korean Poems
In the book, President Jung was described as a person who has gained a deep understanding of the mysterious and profound wonders and creations of God in the world. He realised about God’s principle of creation; the nature of creation is the same as the nature of human beings. In the same vein, God created human beings in His image and likeness – the nature of human beings is the same as the nature of God. In this way, he provided a clear and easy way to understand the connection between Heaven and Earth, a human being’s physical and spiritual side.
Ten of his poems were included in this book, such as ‘Narrow Mind,’ ‘Life,’ ‘Our Love,’ ‘Movement of the Cloud,’ ‘Never-changing Heart,’ and ‘Hope’. His poem ‘Hope’ reflects the sentiments that true hope can only be gained when one undergoes the training of tribulations and hardships. His definition of true hope exactly displays the profound meaning of the truth of life and triggers to reader to ponder over what has been written.