Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

May I extend my warmest Season’s Greetings to all of you. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation for the efforts you devoted to the work of single-hearted salvation in your respective roles and positions during the past year.

Throughout last year, we focused our efforts on nurturing human resources who would carry the path forward in the future.

The Joyous Life that we are aiming to achieve will, I believe, be shared in wider and wider circles as all of us Yoboku bring our minds into accord with the intention of God the Parent and Oyasama and make steady progress along the path of spiritual growth, taking one step at a time.

I very much hope that we will proactively convey the joy of faith to those around us, starting with our own family, and implement a way of living based on a genuine sense of mutual help so that the spirit of the Joyous Life can be reflected in our local communities.

May I ask for your continued efforts in the New Year.

New Year’s Day 2018 (Tenrikyo 181)

Zenji Nakayama

The Shinbashira

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