REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
The Freedom, Liberation and
Unification God Seeks to Attain
Former Headquarters Church
October 12, 1958
Father! Do not abandon Your sons and daughters who prostrated before
You. Guide us not to hesitate in offering our entire mind and body to
You. We have many points of dissatisfaction before You, but we dedicate
our minds and bodies, relying upon the historical shimjung with which
You worked hard to find us. Please have dominion over us. I sincerely
desire that at this time, You will burn our shortcomings with the fire
of the Holy Spirit and consecrate us so that we can dedicate our minds
and bodies as a whole and acceptable offering to You.
Father! Your sons and daughters have taken the trouble-filled steps
to this place instead of Your tearful course, filled with sorrow and
stabbing pain. Please take note of our determination and actions. Lead
us at this time to Your deep and loving shimjung, and let no one fall
into Satan's accusation.
We know that You want to spread the new word to the nation through
us, but we are anxious that we may fail our responsibilities due to our
disloyalty and shortcomings and bring sorrow to You. Father, I earnestly
pray that You look at the faults with which we have served Your will and
fill them with the power of Your life and love. Bless us so that we can
take on any mission and responsibility. There is a myriad of satans in
our path. Father, lead us so that our determination remains intact and
we become an offering of life before You, enduring until the end without
losing to Satan. I sincerely pray that You will guide us to proceed with
our initial determination and fight for the sole purpose of revealing
Have pity on Your children who are gathered here, and lead them to
Your loving heart. Remove all elements of darkness. Allow us to serve
You with the authority of life and as one body. Let us sing glorious
hymns and show gratitude for Your blessing of glory. Keep Satan away
from this gathering from the beginning to the end, and reveal only Your
glory through our mind and body. We pray in the name of the Lord. Amen.
The title of the sermon I want to reflect upon with you is "The Freedom,
Liberation and Unification God Seeks to Attain." I will speak briefly
upon this topic.
The Place of God and His Hope
I will speak about "The Freedom, Liberation and Unification God Seeks
to Attain" from the standpoint of faith. You think that God is omnipotent
and nothing is impossible for Him. God has so many abilities. Yet if one
asks, searching deep down in his shimjung, whether God's heart is free,
I cannot say it is. If one asks if God is amid the joy of liberation with
a promising providence in front of Him, that is not true either. Moreover,
if one asks whether the activities of man and all things are motivated
by God's shimjung, that is, whether they are in a unified position in
which they move with the movement of God's heart, we cannot but discover
that this is not true.
It is the original character and original shimjung of God to want to
be free. God also is the Father who should dominate the universe from a
liberated position. The fact that He cannot do so is the grief of God,
all things and history. Although He should bind the created world with
the unifying ideal and dominate it, He cannot do that. We cannot but
acknowledge that this is God's sorrow, pain and grief.
When God first created the world, the original ideal was the garden of
freedom, liberation and unification. Yet you cannot deny that there was a
reason God's ideal was not fulfilled. That became the source of sorrow for
God, humankind and all creation. What was this source of distress? We know
well that it was the fall of man. In restoring humankind, God must have
an ideal for this society, and we must also have that ideal. What is the
standard of this ideal? You should know that freedom for the sake of God's
shimjung, liberation centered on God's situation, and unification centered
on God's ideal are God's hope, our hope and the standard of the ideal.
It is written in the Bible, "where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is freedom." (II Corinthians 3:17) The Father is a spirit of
freedom, liberation and unification. How can the shimjung of freedom,
which transcends any trials, be instilled in your shimjung, you who
serve such a Father? How can the point of liberation be found which can
overcome all the walls of suffering? When will the peaceful moment of
total unification be found, which our center of ideals desires? These
are questions you should seriously consider.
Since God is not free, liberated and unified, the freedom being
advocated on the earth today is not true human freedom. The liberation
being proclaimed is not complete liberation, and the unification being
promoted is not complete unification. Humankind has progressed from a
clan, to a tribe, to a nation and a country, but such partial unification
is not true unification.
The Standard of True Freedom, Liberation and Unification
Since we were created by God, the complete freedom, liberation and
unification which we desire can be realized only when God becomes free
and becomes the master of liberation and unification. Thus, we cannot deny
from a logical standpoint that God's freedom, liberation and unification
are the standards for the freedom, liberation and unification humanity
Looking back upon history, freedom, equality and love were promoted
centering on humanism after the Middle Ages. Original freedom, equality
and love are the attributes of whom? They are God's attributes. If
the Christianity of the Middle Ages had stood centered upon God in
the position of freedom, liberation and unification, through which
they could connect with the heart of God, words such as revolution or
reformation would not have been needed on earth. Since Christianity did
not achieve complete freedom, liberation and unification centered on God,
the movement for freedom, liberation and unification was transferred to
the outside world. This is what we now call the Renaissance.
Afterward, the ideology of freedom revolutionized monarchies
and fought against imperialism, but all eventually became shattered.
Though they brought revolution to find freedom, they did not completely
overcome imperialism and finally collapsed. Afterwards, there were many
ideologies and political ideals, but they are all being dismantled.
People, who long for freedom, insist upon external freedom, instead
of seeking and possessing the perfect ideal of freedom. They lose true
freedom by that. Though they call for freedom on the levels of the nation,
the society, the family and the individual, they have repeated the history
of losing true freedom. The kind of freedom being advocated now is not a
freedom that can be eternally enjoyed by the original mind. Those who call
for freedom often become excessively individualistic and isolated. You
cannot deny this. Thus, it is clear from the trend of the present age
that, unless the complete and unchanging ideal of freedom is established
which can connect with the heavenly ideal of freedom and resonate with
the freedom desired by the universe, the more one seeks freedom, the
more one moves toward the dearth of freedom.
Thus, the question is whether there is the shimjung of freedom in
our hearts which can harmonize with all. If we stood in God's freedom,
our shimjung of freedom would be at the level at which we could rejoice
with all the people of the universe. Today, people do not stand in such
a position of freedom. Though they proclaim freedom, they form a view
of freedom within the boundary of themselves.
Freedom that departs from the Principle is not true freedom. Freedom
that avoids responsibility is not true freedom. Freedom that produces no
results is not true freedom. Thus, any act of freedom must be within the
Principle. It must carry responsibility and produce results. If one seeks
freedom without these conditions, naturally he will become far removed
from the heavenly way. Thus, imperialism appeared after the Middle Ages
only to fade away. There will soon come a time when all the ideologies
hitherto presented will collapse upon the advent of the true ideology
of freedom. This trend is gradually touching individuals. With a focus
on your individual self as you work for freedom, you will feel the need
to transform society and the family. The flow of history is such that
it now separates, even my mind and body.
The Freedom Pursued by Man and the Essence of True Freedom
Democracy takes its ideal from Christianity, while it is saturated
in science-centered individualism in regard to daily life. Thus,
though democracy is based on freedom, it is fundamentally opposed to
Christianity. When Christianity calls for freedom, it calls for the
freedom of the whole universe. When Christianity pursues liberation,
it pursues liberation of the whole. When it demands unification,
it demands unification for the sake of God's shimjung, that is, from
the standpoint of Heaven's rejoicing with the world. Since the people
of the democratic world understand freedom based upon individualism,
when they insist upon freedom, they eventually wind up denying their
country, society, organization, and even their families and conjugal
relationships. Eventually, they fall into a situation where they even deny
the center of their heart. What will remain for them then? Loneliness.
When loneliness reaches its peak, they will become people of distrust,
unable to trust either the other or the self. When the self becomes
lonely and suspicious, it will be swallowed by cosmic fear and finally
will be destroyed. This is the trend of current history.
Therefore, when we proclaim freedom, it should not be the irresponsible
freedom advocated in the past and present. It should be true freedom,
which is accompanied by God's love and ideal which connect to shimjung. It
must lead to the world in which it operates like an unchangeable iron
rule along with your power of life. It should follow free law, which
must make motion.
Where is the original spring of happiness which all people desire
to possess? With this they are assured of being delivered from sin,
and they can experience the joy of liberation. At the end of history,
we have never possessed the ideal which should surely be possessed. You
should know that unless you search hard for the ideal, you will have
nothing to do with the world of the ideal and the garden of freedom,
liberation and unification to be created at the end of history. Since
this is our hope, we believe that God's hope is also like this. When will
God's and our hope be realized within myself? When will the heartistic
foundation to represent God's shimjung be prepared so that I can discover
within myself the freedom, liberation and unification that God feels
and hopes? You should realize that, unless you discover this, you will
generate historical sorrow and become a victim of judgment.
Until now, humankind has been struggling to build the world of
freedom. We have been fighting to attain freedom. God, however, did not
use the kind of strategy that makes sense to humankind. Though God had
to go through strife for the sake of liberation, His method was different
from the bloody battles of the nations of the world.
What Kind of Person Is the Master of Freedom?
While achieving freedom, God never used the method of striking others,
though He struggled against certain sovereigns to liberate and save
the individual. In human history, the quest for freedom involved an
individual attacking an individual, a nation attacking a nation, and a
country attacking a country. God takes the opposite way. In restoring the
individual, before hitting the individual, He allows Himself to be hit
first. In restoring the nation, before striking the nation, He personally
walked the suffering road to liberate the nation. In restoring the world,
before striking the world, He personally walked the arduous path.
What kind of person can be the master of freedom in the future? He is
the one who can serve God. To find the ideal of freedom that resonates
with God, one must follow God's strategy. That is, in restoring the
family, he must strike himself as hard as the value of liberating the
family. In restoring the nation and world, he should be able to hit
himself as much as its value. For the sake of Heaven, again he must hit
himself the corresponding amount, and he should be able to rejoice while
being hit. You need to know that only those who possess such a shimjung
of freedom will necessarily remain in the last days of history.
Without the master of freedom, liberation and unification appearing
on the earth as a substantial being, as God desires, God's freedom,
liberation and unification cannot be connected to humankind. Jesus came
as a substantial incarnation of freedom, liberation and unification
representing Heaven. Thus, with Jesus, you should feel the valuable
shimjung which grasped the freedom deep in God's shimjung and realized
liberation and unification. Without the shimjung with which one can be
delighted simply with Jesus even without any worldly things, one cannot
reach the realm of freedom, liberation and unification in which God can
rejoice with humanity.
The freedom sought in the world today and that which is sought by
God have different directions. In the world, nations attack nations,
and sovereignties struggle against sovereignties to gain freedom, risking
their own lives. Heaven, however, extends to the whole, willingly being
smitten, voluntarily taking responsibility, and finding solutions on
its own. You should know that this is God's secret for reclaiming freedom.
Focusing on yourself, if you have the heart of freedom such that you
can rejoice even when you have to give up your life, you can be regarded
as having the highest freedom. Considering this in light of the providence
of restoration, there was a liberation movement in the spirit world at
the same time there was such a movement in the physical world. Since
God cannot treat a human directly as a child or His representative, the
human has to ascend from the position of a servant through the position
of a child until he can directly relate to God. Such an historical course
has been pursued.
In the Old Testament Age, God built the garden of freedom and liberated
the Kingdom of Heaven by using angels as servants. To enter the realm of
grace in which one is liberated as a son of God from the position of a
servant, one should be able to feel joy even when losing one's life. You
should know that only those who have such a shimjung of freedom can go
beyond the position of a servant and take the position of a son. Thus,
the ancestors who have until now served God's providence had the shimjung
of freedom to rejoice even in death. They could boldly overcome all trials
and even death. With the establishment of such a standard of shimjung,
there could be hope for transition from the position of a servant to
that of a son, and from the age of the servant to that of the son. With
such a standard established, God could send His only son. Jesus had to
rise from the position of a son to that of a father.
Achieving True Freedom, Liberation and Unification
When Jesus came to the earth, he could freely choose between life and
death for the sake of God until he was acknowledged by the Father. He
could complete the eternal and never-changing ideal of the only son.
Thus, before all people, he has been liberating those in the servant's
position into children. You must know this well. Because Jesus overcame
the suffering course of death and set up the standard of oneness with
God's internal shimjung, we can receive the benefit of going to the
position of children by believing in Jesus.
If in your heart you desire the freedom, liberation and unification
God seeks to connect it to you, you must voluntarily pursue the course
from the age of the servant to that of the children and from the age
of the children to that of the family in which one serves the parents.
You should know that this is determined by the principle of freedom.
This is not achieved under a certain command, restriction or by
coercion. Only when we overcome the question of life and death and can
share a free and joyful shimjung, thinking of God and Jesus, can we make
a relationship with God's ideal.
The history of the providence of restoration repeated the history of
liberation. One pursued the course in which he was liberated from the
age of the servant through Jesus and the Holy Spirit and became a child,
but now we should become God's sons and daughters centering on God's love,
children who can receive God's inheritance as God's family. If you want
to establish the living standard of an eternally inseparable relationship
with God, you should be able to freely control even death. Only then can
you have the authority to receive your inheritance from God as His sons
Today this earth wanders around searching for freedom. God also carries
on the providence searching for freedom. Just as Jesus fought for God
without regard for death, God worked for Jesus disregarding greater
difficulties. You should know clearly that if those in the servant's
position live with the shimjung of freedom and transcend death for God,
God comes to them with the shimjung that can freely overcome the valleys
If you establish the standard of freedom by which you can overcome
any hardship with joy, even without God's presence and dominion, you
can defeat any previous fear, anger, grief, sorrow and mistreatment,
and turn the realm of death into the realm of God's life. Only when
the fundamental issue of rebirth is resolved can we freely love God,
and God can freely love us. When we become one with God, God's shimjung
of freedom and liberation and the ideal of unification will turn into
our shimjung of freedom and liberation and ideal of unification.
Though Jesus gave his life for God, there is an area in which Jesus
cannot communicate with God. Though Jesus freely went to die for our
sake, there remains an area in which Jesus and the Holy Spirit cannot
unite. The reason is that since Jesus is in Heaven and the Holy Spirit
is on the earth, there is a distance that keeps them apart. We are also
distant as we proceed toward the position of children centering on Jesus
and Holy Spirit.
The Starting Point of Freedom, Liberation and Unification
To remove this distance between Jesus and God, God should be able
to love all humankind as His children and freely hold them. Only then
can all the walls between God and Jesus be eliminated at once. Our
desire to follow Jesus and freely pass through death for the sake of
God should not simply be a concept. A standard of overcoming any toil
and a liberating standard of forgetting the pain of death should be
established by us. This is because only then can the relationship of
freedom, liberation and unification start to be made with God. As we
strive for God's will, within God's ideal realm of freedom, liberation
and unification, we should be the masters of freedom representing God.
We should liberate all the people for God and accomplish unification.
To do this, you should be free individuals who go over the hills of
death with a deep and eager heart toward Heaven, not taking suffering as
pain, sorrow or grief. Heaven can hold up such a person, disregarding
His own pain and suffering, even giving up all His authority and
dignity. Only in such a situation can God be our God and we His sons and
daughters. Among the many prophets after Jesus, no one was exempt from
suffering. Though God has the level of heart by which He can go beyond
all His dignity, suffering, ordeals and sorrow for the sake of regaining
His beloved children, He has never met anyone who has the same level of
shimjung. You should know that this is a condition of great lamentation
The power of love, the grace of liberation, and the principle of
unification, which are generated when we pass through the realm of
death with the assistance of God, can become the standard for freedom,
liberation and unification for the entire world of existence. In this
stage, though the son God searched for might be one individual, he would
have indemnified all historical grief and death. His value is higher than
the entire cosmos. When will such a connection be made between Heaven and
earth and between God and us? Without this connection, Jesus cannot stand
in a state of freedom and liberation nor can the ideal of unification
be realized. Thus, even in the spirit world Jesus has to pray constantly.
Only when such a standard is established in today's Christians can we
establish, as an unchanging standard within you, the principle of love,
the principle of liberation from all evil and death, and the principle
of unification, all of which are deeply cherished in God's shimjung. With
such a standard, you can look upon the world with the shimjung with which
God looked during the 6,000 years of the providence and with which He
endured innumerable sorrows, pain and ordeals to find His beloved son.
When such an individual appears and forms a family, a society, a
nation and a world, God's garden of freedom will be created within your
daily life. You should know that the garden of liberation and the world
of unification desired by God starts from such a standard.
So far, the world of Satan persisted with the sovereignty of false
freedom. It looks like freedom, but it is not. It looks as if it is
unifying the individual, the tribe, the nation, the country and the world,
but in fact it is separated from the principles of freedom, liberation
The Current of the Providence and the Proper Human Attitude
The more freedom, liberation and unification one has based on a worldly
standard opposed to God, the more anxiety, dissatisfaction and fear will
swallow one up internally. One may look successful externally, but he is
collapsing internally. Externally, he appears unified, but internally he
is disintegrating into pieces. How then can such an internal crumbling be
compensated for? God is the one who works to compensate this. Without Him,
humankind today would be frustrated, would give up, and would finally
expire in the realm of death.
As for people like Americans, they have no parents, no children and
no relatives. Because of this, many people even desert their country.
Furthermore, many people follow a religion purely for their own profit
and abandon it when there is no more to gain. Since the world is created,
not for the individual, but for the whole, those who live only for their
own profit will suffer before the world, which exists for the worldwide
ideal. They will suffer in proportion to how selfishly they lived.
Therefore, the society in which individualism and selfish lifestyles
are prevalent will finally become a society of isolation, distrust and
fear. It will finally give up and destroy itself. You should know that
we are entering the age where such a fate sees its historical conclusion.
Looking upon this state of affairs, we should have the ideal of
freedom, liberation and unification. Where can we start? If you start
from your old ideology of individualism, you will lose the world unawares
and inevitably be rejected by the world. Unless something appears which
can unify humankind and return man to the original individual, family,
society, country and world, it is a big problem for God and humankind. In
this age of the last days, God has the responsibility to accomplish
freedom, liberation and unification with humankind. Therefore, although
the external world has been disintegrating, God has installed in the
world one force of the root of the heart and has worked to establish
the standard of the absolute principle of freedom, liberation and
unification. This is impenetrable by death. God has worked to establish
an individual with such a standard, and a family, a tribe, a country
and a nation.
Consequently, the Bible describes Jesus as the king of kings, the
master of our lives, and the master of the cosmos. He is also depicted
as the subject of life, the ideal and love. Thus, until I make an eternal
relationship with the subject, Jesus, and that relationship advances into
an eternal relationship with God, we cannot fill the gaps between God,
Jesus and us. If you have the power of life such that even when distrust,
loneliness and fear sweep society, you confidently and freely overcome
it, your life will not be destroyed, no matter what world of judgment
and destruction comes into being. As long as such a standard remains,
you will not be a victim of judgment in the fearful realm of death.
Why God Worked Hard for 6,000 Years
Such a standard should not be established simply as an ideal, but with
the substantial unity of mind and body. Whether you will be preserved in
the future will be determined by whether you can possess that ideal. Only
with this am I entitled to serve God with my life, as God comes to
us investing all He has with His life. Only then can God institute a
free way of life after restoring me and establish the ideal of freedom,
liberation and unification. If you have such a qualification, as long
as God exists eternally, we have nothing to do with the power of death.
Now looking at your own self, are there a free shimjung, free life
and free ideal in your heart which can rejoice centering on true life?
This is the question. When you have such a shimjung, life and ideal,
you will be qualified to freely digest and pass through any path of
death and suffering and restore the elements of life. In this way, you
can live forever in God's world of freedom, liberation and unification.
However, there are trials and sufferings in the quest for freedom.
What can block the ardent shimjung of love from God and the spurting
shimjung of freedom? No one. It cannot be shattered even when everything
else is. No matter how strong the realm of death may be, it cannot
suppress the shimjung that rises. When a living connection of eternal
unity between God and you is formed in your life, God's eternal freedom,
liberation and unification are established in your heart. Without such a
standard in your heart, though the freedom, liberation and unification
which are aspired to as ideals may be realized, they will have nothing
to do with you.
What is the reason God worked so hard for 6,000 years? It was to find
one individual who could carry, feel and establish with God the freedom,
liberation, and unification desired by God's shimjung. You should know
that just as God is eternal, only when an eternal and unchanging standard
is determined can such a world of the ideal come to you. Without such
a standard of heart, no matter how well the external world is formed,
no matter how it may appear externally that the world of freedom,
liberation and unification is realized, it will not be the world of
complete freedom, liberation and unification.
Today the power of life, the ideal and love are leaping in our hearts.
Unless the firm standard of this leaping force and the standard of
the efforts of God, who suffered for 6,000 years, are established
in yourself, you will be swept away when the power of darkness and
death comes to envelop your life. This power has fought against God
for 6,000 years. When you possess the power of your life, ideal and
love at the stage of relating to God's love, the freedom based on this
foundation is complete freedom. The liberation based on this principle
is complete liberation. The unification based on this principle is
Without such a standard, when the world is swayed by chaos and fear,
you will not be able to prevent it. What can move it is the power of life,
the ideal and love. You should clearly know that without the standard of
going over this, no matter how hard God has worked in the history of the
providence, the freedom, liberation and unification that God has sought
to attain through the history of the providence cannot be found.
Father! Have pity on humankind, who has lost the garden of freedom,
liberation and unification. We thought that all that was lost could
be regained in the external world, but now we have learned the sorrow
of history: that even with a certain external standard, there have
been internal divisions. Let the power of life, love and the ideal of
God overflow in us so as to take back the internal world of freedom,
liberation and unification so that the standard of shimjung that can
laugh at death and overcome pain and sorrow can be planted in our
hearts. Help us realize that in the world of shimjung we can feel the
freedom of all the saints, feel the whole circumstances, and move with
the life of the whole.
Father! Looking at the historical world, it proceeds centered on
the material, instigating divisions within and putting on a deceptive
form of unification without. Internally, on the contrary, we realize
that history has been flowing to avoid poverty of the spirit, life and
love. Now that we have arrived at the time when we should reinforce the
time of life, the time of the ideal, and Your love, please give us the
heart that can rejoice even in crossing the line of death. We should
attain the loyalty of heart to be able to call You Father. We should
know that You had worries and battles for us. Help us realize that only
when we have a change of heart and feel that Your hard work comes to us
with a value 10,000 times greater than that of our death can the power
of life emerge which can replenish the deficiency of the spirit.
Father! Today not only material famine and urges but also spiritual
death and thirst are arising in the hearts of the people on earth.
Grant us the fire of the Holy Spirit, Your life and Your love, which can
fill this emptiness. Grant us Your shimjung of freedom, liberation and
unification which can digest all attainable internal life at the place
of its explosion, and the ideal of freedom. Father, we know that You
are driving all, from the individual to the whole, to such a place to
find us. We also know that from the world, the country, and the nation
to the individual, they are driven out to that position in Your name.
Today, when things are flowing toward the final moments, we do not have
the standard by which we can eternally keep Your power of the whole and
by which our contradictory selves can be connected to the world. Grant
us a greater shimjung that can find it and make the connection. Let Your
existence, Your life, Your ideal, Your love and true freedom, liberation
and unification be realized in my one being as they have been moving
internally. We have learned that only then can we have the qualification
to call the distant kingdom of God ours, the distant Kingdom of Heaven
our kingdom, and the shimjung that can connect with the distant ideal
Since only those who have such a shimjung in their hearts can possess
the heavenly kingdom and fulfill the ideal of the Kingdom of Heaven,
the Father told us, "I am in your heart." Jesus also told us, "I am
in your heart." I eagerly pray that we will see that everything will
find resolution only with the heartistic standard that believes that
the Kingdom of Heaven is in our hearts. I eagerly desire and ask that
we understand and feel Your shimjung as more valuable than my body,
my freedom and my life. I pray that we may restore one shimjung that
can deplore Your sorrow more than the death of the whole world, and we
can stand before You as individuals who can understand it.
With Your toilsome historical course of searching and wandering before
us, let Your shimjung explode in our shimjung. Guide us to prepare the
foundation of shimjung such that we can realize freedom, liberation
and unification based on Your life, ideal and love and fulfill Your
desire, saying, "Father! Please receive consolation now. We know Your
heart." Guide us to be Your sons and daughters who, singing of glorious
life, the ideal and liberation with You, will soothe Your heart which
led the movement of freedom to resolve the sorrow, pain and lamentation
of restoration. Let the whole of humankind gather around and sing of
freedom, liberation and unification with You.
We learned that if we have the shimjung of freedom and liberation,
even a hundred million satans and enemies cannot harm us. We have also
seen that an ideology cannot restrict us. Once our shimjungs unite with
You and move forward based on freedom and liberation, Heaven and earth
will automatically unite, harmonize and move. Therefore, grant us such
a standard in our hearts. I eagerly desire and ask for it. For the sake
of this life and hope, guide us to establish the standard of uniting
with Your shimjung, even risking our lives. Save us from the ridicule
of our enemies until we receive You in our hearts. Keep us unchanged
until Your shimjung is settled in our hearts beyond the persecution of
our enemies. Make us Your children who can overcome all fear. We pray
all this in the name of the Lord. Amen.