Difficult to explain what happened in the second semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid. In fact, neither Blaugrana players are able to find solid arguments to reason for this elimination after having played one of the best games of the season. “Of a hundred games playing like this, we won ninety-nine insurance,” was the mantra that was heard in the Blaugrana expedition that departed this Friday to Barcelona.Although the faces were serious and cariacontecidos, there was no feeling of grief or anger that was experienced in the dressing room after the elimination against Rome and Liverpool in the Champions League the last two seasons. Here was more the image of an upset and bewildered team, convinced that things had been done very well for many minutes, but that he had inexplicably stolen his wallet in the last minutes.“Since I played against Atlético I had not had the feeling of such superiority”, confessed a heavyweight, aware that Barcelona had been a soccer steamroller for three quarters of the game. However, this manifest superiority did not end up reflected in the scoreboard, since Barcelona had the highest income of a goal of advantage, 2-1. In the locker room he was surprised, and much, that some voices called for the removal of Ernesto Valverde, especially since some consider that against Atlético the best game of the Valverde era was played. Hence, two of the heavyweights of the costumes came out quickly, Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, to give a capote to the coach and express his absolute support to the coach of Extremadura, thus stopping any speculation.By the way, Valverde plans to see the game again this weekend and summarize some of the plays to analyze it with the squad next week. It’s all about analyzing what happened in the last fifteen minutes when the team fell apart after having given a review from end to end the opponent.Thus, a painful defeat, but that will not leave sequels in the mood of the workforce, since it is perceived more as a punctual accident than anything else. In any case, Valverde gave his players three holidays -will not return until Monday- to disconnect the weekend with their families. A restful break to start the week with strength, thinking of LaLiga, where Barcelona is a leader tied with Real Madrid, and the Copa del Rey, which Barcelona is re-engaged in the competition in mid-January.
By Alejandro Fayad Betancourt, FFWPU ColombiaWe had 3-day seminar for couples and adult members of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, under the title “Strengthening our Tribal Messiah Mission” from December 8 to 10, 2017.We had 90 participants from all around the country and we had the collaboration of Rev. Ricardo de Sena, who was entrusted with enriching all the attendees with the Divine Principle lectures.The participating members studied the lectures through lectures and reading the Divine Principle, allowing us to know, reinforce or remember many concepts learned during our life of faith, sharing through various activities such as karaoke, music and sports.Many participants in the seminary agreed that returning to study the Divine Principle has renewed their spirit and strengthened their faith for the development of their mission as Tribal Messiah.The seminar will allow participating members to have greater determination in their mission as Tribal Messiah for the success of Vision 2020 driven by our True Mother.Colombia will continue its effort to support the work and the fulfillment of the dream of Janul Pumonim and True Parents.