REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
In Search of the Truth
Former Church Headquarters
December 21, 1958
Father of love, human beings were to oversee the ideal garden of
love and hold Your love in high regard. Yet ever since we rejected the
heart of the Father, who wished to build the ideal garden of love, we
have been leaving sorrowful footprints of blood and tears throughout
several thousand years of restoration history. Please forgive us.
We are aware that now is the time when we must yearn for the
Father's lost love. The final day of restoration is coming near, when
we cannot help standing on the Father's side, having discovered the
Father's heart. Father of love, please raise us today and newly give
us counsel. Since You have called us, please admonish us anew. Father,
I pray from the bottom of my heart that You will allow us to bow in
the presence of the Father with a blissful and glorious countenance,
having eliminated the sorrow of restoration.
Please do not allow our minds and bodies to remain only as our own.
Please allow all things, from the emotions that we feel to the concepts or
doctrines or assertions that we have, not to be ours. We know that nothing
originated from us and that all things were affected by Heaven. Father
of love, I pray from the bottom of my heart that You allow us in this
hour to offer up the whole to the Father.
Please allow us to understand that even if each of us assert ourselves,
we cannot appear before all things proudly with our mind and body such
as they are nor can we appear before humankind. Please guide us to
acknowledge that none of us can step forth before the whole universe in
a self-congratulatory way, regardless of what we have. Please allow each
of us to lay aside all that we have and transform it into the Father's
heart, by receiving the Father's heart of resurrection. Guide us to
delve into and enter the Father's heart. Father of love, I ardently
wish and desire that You allow us to be eager to receive the words of
re-creation with blissful hearts.
Father, since these young people are gathered here in this hour,
please govern our minds. Although it is our duty to offer a gift when
we prostrate ourselves before the dignified presence of the Father,
we were unable to bring anything. Please forgive us. Since we have
only our ardent minds to offer before You, please accept these minds as
Your own. Since we offer these bodies, please allow them to be a living
sacrifice. Father, I sincerely wish and desire that You allow the ardent
shimjung, the shimjung of high regard, to appear over the shimjungs and
minds of those gathered here.
Father! Please govern every mind among Your sons and daughters gathered
here. The circumstances, the emotions, and the course of the past days in
which blood and sweat were shed differ from one another since each of us
is different. Our conjectures also differ, since our opinions differ. Yet
please govern us to be embraced in the Father's heart and ardent mind,
even if for this one hour only. By doing so, please allow us to be a
sacrificial offering for the sake of the one purpose by gathering us into
one. Father, I pray from the depth of my heart that You allow no element
of which Satan can take advantage to enter into any mind in this audience.
Father, we thank You for granting us this opportunity. We have become
conscious of the mission for which we must be responsible. Father,
since we have made the Word public before this people, please allow
many to appear bearing a heart of high respect toward Heaven because of
it. Please allow a large number of people to appear in this nation who
pray ardently to You, holding onto this Word.
I sincerely wish and desire that You will allow us, in the last
days, to equip ourselves with a victorious altar to realize the glory
and Will of Heaven. Thus You will let the day of the Father's victory
come as quickly as possible. We understand that it will not be difficult
for the Father's glory to bear fruit. Father, I pray sincerely that You
will allow us to be devoted internally, as well as externally, in making
preparations for this task.
Please allow us to know now that this is the time in which we must
pray, offering all our minds and bodies. Allow us to bear the Word You
are going to deliver in our minds and bodies. We know that if we put
these words into practice responsibly, the fruits will be manifested in
this nation. Father, I sincerely wish and desire that You attain Your
Will and Your glory through this nation.
Since this is a holy day, the day You promised You would bless all of
humankind, please bless every altar where people are gathered in ardent
supplication before You. We have gathered in the Son's name before the
Father, having each become a blood vessel in one heart. Please allow
each of us to be united to the whole. Please allow us to embrace Your
heart and to be concerned about the Will of the Father.
Father, please look with compassion at Korean Christianity. Although
they are seeking the path of life, they do not know which way to go,
and they do not have confidence. Please bless the religious orders.
Father, please direct the light of life before those who are straying,
not knowing where to go. Father, I pray from the bottom of my heart that
You allow these people to boast as the Father's sons and daughters in
the presence of all humankind, one day revealing the glory of victory
before the whole macrocosm.
Father, since we understand that through this Will You must drive us
out into a lonely position, please allow us to be a sacrificial offering
in sight of the nation. We know that the duty of a sacrificial offering
is to rejoice after You and all of creation have rejoiced. In addition to
that, Your sons and daughters gathered here understand that a sacrificial
offering has the responsibility to live peacefully for the sake of the
Father's Will, having revealed all of its flesh and blood.
Please allow these sets of minds and bodies to become altars
and sacrificial offerings before You by venerating Your heavenly
compassion. Beloved Father, I sincerely wish and desire that You allow
us to be the sons and daughters who can sing the glory of the Father
and offer comfort in solitude to the Father by becoming the Father's
substantial holy temples.
Please be present with Your sons and daughters scattered throughout
the country who are fighting to fulfill the responsibility entrusted to
them under all kinds of persecution and difficulties. Since You have led
them until the present, Father, I pray from the bottom of my heart You
will guide them, so that they may bear fruits which may be realized in
the Father's bosom.
We now offer our devotion, however insufficient it may be. We
have prostrated ourselves in front of Your knees. Father, if there is
inadequacy, please strike us. Yet, if there are still children who can
fathom the Father's heart, I pray from the depth of my heart that You
allow this to be the hour in which they can embrace one another and pour
out the Father's situation, the Father's heart.
Please take charge of all things of this day and rule over them. I
pray in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Father, at this time when this year is drawing to a close, please allow
us to have the shimjung of preparation with which we can usher in a new
year, reflecting upon the old one. Please lead us to the place where we
are grasped by the Father's hands with a deeper and more sincere heart
than last year's, looking forward to the Father's new glory in the new
year, where we can connect to the Father's situation. Please allow us
to be led into Your bosom and to have the preparation and resolution
with which we can follow You anywhere and everywhere.
Father, we know that our lives do not belong to us. We know that our
ideologies and our loves do not belong to us. Please allow our minds,
our bodies, and even our lives to arise from You. Guide us so that they
will not be things that come from ourselves.
We know a man's self-centered conceit can be maintained only as
long as he wears his physical body. We have awakened to the fact that
no matter how high a person may say he is, he is insufficient on his
own and cannot exceed the limits of time. Please give us minds that can
emulate the Father's lofty and broad shimjung through comprehending Your
heartrending situation. Father, I pray from the bottom of my heart that
You let us have a mind to deny ourselves, of our accord, to resemble
Your deep shimjung and prostrate ourselves in the presence of Heaven.
Father, since we offer our bodies as a sacrificial offering, please
accept them. Since we have prostrated ourselves before this altar,
please relate to us. Please do not allow anything of man's sole making
to thrive here; please do not let anything become rigid.
Please let us strive at least for this hour to bear the ardent shimjung
with which You have come seeking human beings for 6,000 years, and the
sentimental content that overflows from that shimjung. By allowing us
to feel and experience Your bitter pain, let such a change come over
our minds as to enable us to sob ceaselessly for You. Please let us
bear the utterly sincere shimjung with which we can beat our chests as
we grasp Your situation.
We learned that You have toiled through a historical course of 6,000
years of restoration providence to find a person, whom You had lost.
We now know that You have led people through this historical course and
that, walking a path of sorrow along with the Father, they have shed
tears and blood upon Your altar. You have not been comfortable for even
one moment. Please do not allow us now to exist for our sake, even when
our minds get hasty. Please do not allow us to become self- centered,
even when we are placed in an endless irksome position. Even if we are
unspeakably lonely, indescribably persecuted, endlessly hounded after
and treated with infinite injustice, please allow us to be Your sons
and daughters who can stand in the place of the Father, not for our sake.
We know that as the mind cannot help connecting to the mind,
life cannot help connecting to life, ideology cannot help connecting
to ideology, Your love also cannot help connecting to love. Father,
we know that eternal life has to be moved by life, and love has to be
moved by love. Father, since that is the case, please manifest Yourself
as the Subject of life as life, the Subject of love as love. We are
experiencing the exhaustion of that life and that love.
Since we are in narrow circumstances in all ideological aspects,
we are inadequate people who cannot protect even one day of life. We
prostrate ourselves in sadness in the presence of the Father this day,
bearing in our chests the bitter resentment of the fall, stemming from
the loss of the ideology brought about by the betrayal of Heaven and
earth. Father, please embrace these pitiful figures. If You abandon
us, who is to take charge of us? If You do not seize us, who is going
to? Since there are no leaders or teachers before us, I sincerely wish
and desire that only You be with us.
When we face the fact that You make effort to comfort our minds
whenever we encounter a difficult task or face a sorrowful situation,
we cannot help telling You that we are very ashamed of ourselves in
Your presence. Father, we know You shed tears after seeing us receive
persecution along the path You commanded us to go. We are sorry. We are
the ones who stepped forth, following in Your footsteps in response to
Your calling us, "Come," and we are prepared even for death. Therefore,
Father, please do not let us step back from the face of death in
fear. Beloved Father, I sincerely wish and desire that You allow us to
be righteous heavenly soldiers and righteous heavenly sons and daughters
who, even if the pain of being torn to pieces befalls us, can surmount
all things and go forward as long as the Father's Will and love remain.
Father, we know the reason You chased us out in front of the nation
into a lonely position was that of Your grand providence. By personally
striking us and working through us, please let us be the pivotal part of
life that can penetrate the world of death. Please allow such a movement
of life to be manifested, even on a lonely altar.
If there is a heavenly soldier who can penetrate the world of death,
please let him make preparations in his mind whereby he too can express
thanks. Do not allow him to hesitate on this final course. Please do
not let the throng of people You called turn back at the sight of
that course. Today we are on the course that faces the fortress of
death. Father, please do not take away Your hands of power. Father, I
pray from the depth of my heart that by giving the Word of authority,
You will guide us and give us counsel until the day when we sing Your
glory at last, having won the last victory.
Father, we know that You have toiled more than we have to seek and
establish the course of the number forty and that the time of its
realization is near. Now where will our minds and bodies go? Where
will these people go? Where will humanity go? Since the fear of death
sinks deeply everywhere we go, the time has arrived when young men
and women of fervent blood are needed to lead these people forward,
assuming responsibility toward Heaven. By giving counsel to Your sons
and daughters gathered here, please let our flesh and blood become
Yours. Let us be explosive substances of love, atomic bombs of love.
Thus, please let us return everything as the Father's, having won over
the world of death. Beloved Father, I pray from the bottom of my heart
that You guide us to be the elite soldiers with brave spirits who can more
than bring the garden of victory in the new realm of re-creation ideology.
Father, since I pray ardently, please consider this people's destiny
with compassion. Many of Your sons and daughters will have to shed tears
ceaselessly, feel endlessly sorry and be immeasurably contrite for the
sake of these people. Among these people, there is a throng of selected
people who are to cry for the sake of the heavenly principles, for the
sake of the state, and for the sake of these people.
Father, please let national-level feelings of life and love explode in
our minds. I ardently wish and desire that You allow us to be the sons
and daughters who can continue toward You, holding onto these people as
their brothers, their parents, and their friends.
Please look with compassion at humankind wandering about in a deep
sleep. Please bless every place sons and daughters have gathered to
build altars in Your presence on behalf of humankind.
Having assumed the Father's task, please let us quickly attain the
mind that can tolerate indefinitely, that can concede endlessly. We know
that, for the Father's task, the individual has to offer everything
before Him, transcending life and all possessions. Please guide us to
be able to care for one another, to hold one another in high esteem,
and to embrace one another. Thus, Father, I sincerely wish and desire
that You will allow Your works, which can restore the lost one world of
ideology, the garden of goodness, to be manifested in the presence of
all humankind, everywhere heads are bowed.
By mobilizing a billion faithful believers, heavenly soldiers, and
numerous spirits in the spirit world, please halt and eliminate the
influence of darkness and wrong. I wish for You to sit comfortably, You
alone enthroned, and single-handedly take charge of the glory of the
leadership position. I desire for You to embrace the lonely families
and guide them through counseling. I pray all these words in the name
of the Lord. Amen.
Father, please convert our hearts into empty vessels. Please allow
our hearts to seethe ceaselessly for the Father's sake. Please transfer
the ideology of creation with which You created all creation into our
hearts. Allow us to be those whose minds move in response to the Father's
motions, whose hearts respond emotionally to the Father's emotions.
Father, You wish us to see the unforgettable image of a mind submerged
in peace and rejoicing. You wish us to seek and caress a peaceful
heart. Now please allow our minds and hearts to be moved by You and to
be used only as Yours. I pray sincerely that You will allow our minds
and bodies to transform into the Father's alone, piercing deeply into
the world of essence only through the Father.
Although numerous human beings live on this earth, Father, we know
that no group of people is striving to have the foundation of their
minds and hearts hidden and buried in the Father. Our minds today long
for the original heart, and we need the true character of the original
creation. For this, we know we need the Father's new Words.
Individuals, whom the Father created to rejoice in, dwell in a wicked
world because they fell. Yet their true character is moving toward
the world of the original nature. For 6,000 years, humanity has eagerly
looked forward to the Words of re-creation of the original nature; He has
looked forward to calling upon and raising the true character. For 6,000
years, he has adored and sought after the Word. Now the day of judgment
is closing in on the fortress of death. Father, look with compassion at
humankind, faced with a time like this, striving hard in a world of fear,
not knowing which way to go, wandering about, having lost the center,
unable to find their position and place. Please guide them so that they
may come back to Your bosom.
We know that the children gathered here are the holy temples and
essential foundations You seek. If You do not come into play, the creation
on earth will endure limitless pain at the day of judgment. Therefore,
Father, please extend Your hands of re-creation.
Isn't it the original principle of creation that You created Adam
and Eve to love? Please allow us to know the heart of the Father,
who is holding onto each of us, to seek and raise humankind again in
front of You, based on that principle. Not caring about tiredness,
indifferent to mortified feelings and sorrow, heedless of vexation and
the path of tears, not paying attention to the bloody altar, the Father
persists. Please guide us to know Your historical situation, that You
have no choice but to do thus. Please let us be transformed into Yours,
only in peace, in this hour by having fathomed Your passionate heart.
Eliminate everything that is not Yours. Please allow us to be able
to rejoice if You rejoice and to move in response to Your movements.
Thus, beloved Father, I sincerely wish and desire that You let us appear
as figures of original nature, with the glory of beauty, before all
phenomena. Restore us as figures who can multiply with a new voice.
Now we know that my mind does not belong to me, my body does not
belong to me, and this land upon which I live does not belong to me
either. We know that this universe does not belong to me nor do all the
things You created. We know that all these things derived their origin
from the Father and were created for Him, to be connected with Him.
We know that it is the true character of creation for all humankind to
seek the glory of happiness by relating to one center. We were created
in this fashion. Please restore us to be such substantial entities of
harmony and original nature, related to the glory of the one center You
established, in response to whom the whole universe can move.
Now the time has come for us to liquidate the historical course of
universal grief and to create the history of a new happiness. Father,
since we are short of strength, please give us mighty strength. Allow
us to have strong desire. Father, I ardently wish and desire that You
let us equip ourselves as dauntless heavenly soldiers who can proceed
with confidence toward the goal.
The Father said to Joshua and Caleb, as they were looking at the land
of Canaan, "Be strong and brave." As Joshua was to bear the standard of
being strong and brave in the face of the enemy, today we cannot help
marching onward, toward the fortress of Canaan strongly and bravely.
Now, when the decisive last battle has arrived before our eyes, we
know that fighting sons and daughters of responsibility are needed to
face the darkness. Father, please allow Your sons and daughters gathered
here to become such people in charge. Beloved Father, I pray this from
the bottom of my heart.
Please govern the minds of the sons and daughters gathered here. Is
there anyone who makes self-assertions, getting above himself today?
Is there anyone who relates to the Father through some doctrine, thought
or concept of his own, through his perception? He would be the one who
does not know the Father's absolute power, the one who does not know
the Father's hidden pain.
Father, please grab hold of our hearts, and allow us to listen to
Your new Word of life. Through new feelings of love, allow us to bring
about the miracle of re-creation. Father, I ardently wish and desire
that You let us realize our deficiency and immaturity. Allow us to be
the sons and daughters who can directly report to You that we are not
worthy of bowing before You.
Since our true character wishes to move toward the one ideology,
please let our bodies and minds move according to that will. Please
allow our minds and bodies to be united in this hour. Enable these
unified bodies and minds to be offered as a sacrifice.
Please enable us to advance through the wall of death that has been
barred for 6,000 years with bitter resentment and sorrow. In doing so,
please enable the billion faithful believers to move. Let the numerous
individuals in spirit world centered on the Triune God offer songs of
delight in this hour. Father, I pray from the bottom of my heart that You
allow this to be the hour in which we can promise the day of restoration
and liberation before all things in the universe. I sincerely wish and
desire that this will become the time when we can join the whole world
before the Father's altar by the mind taking the lead in operating
together with the body.
Since now I am about to deliver the word, please do not allow the mind
of the deliverer and those of the receivers to be separated into two.
Since the word works through the mind, please allow us to feel it
through our minds. Allow this to be the hour in which we can be led,
transforming the Word into our bodies before the Father's real presence.
Please do not let Satan seize any moment. Please sanctify the elements
that Satan could calumniate. Please direct us personally.
If we cannot realize our insufficiency of our accord, please manifest
Yourself as eyes like flames. Asserting that our minds and bodies belong
to You, be present in us. I sincerely wish and desire that You allow us
to fulfill the mission of restoration through indemnity by meeting the
conditions of hardship. Let us be the ones who can bring about a new
history. I pray all these words in the name of the Lord. Amen.
The title of today's sermon which I am going to deliver to you is
"Humankind Wanders In Search of the Truth." I will speak briefly
upon this topic.
The Real Condition of Man and
the Need for the Standard of Absolute Good
Today you may know very well that you feel indescribably impetuous
and busy, yet at the same time you feel sad. You cannot deny that there
is a mind within you nor that there is some kind of purpose within the
mind's yearning which causes the mind to ceaselessly seek to influence
and absorb the body into that purpose. You cannot deny that you live
in the condition where you feel that something, even if you do not know
what it is, is leading you ceaselessly toward an unknown destination.
If you feel something like this, you must re-examine your minds and
bodies. If there is some kind of ideological, invisible world of which
human beings are ignorant, we must re-examine ourselves centered upon
the spirit of that world.
Thus, by forming a relationship of oneness with that ideological realm,
you can continue in a sure direction. If you do not do that, there will
be no peace in your hearts. Even though you may hope for peace and other
things, your hopes will not be attained. I affirm and assert this to you.
As you study the Principle, you learn that humankind was originally
good. Yet history has proven that because of the mistake of one day,
humans became beings who were not good. Religious people have proven
this to be so; we cannot deny that fact.
The standard of good is the ideology all of us are pursuing. That is
our hope. Furthermore, it is the center of the eternal love that is moving
inside our minds, the focal point of any ideology of feeling. At the same
time, the standard of good leads our minds to pursue an absolute resting
place. It operates as an influence which, transcending time and space,
controls our bodies, the direction of our minds, and the ideology we seek.
This standard of goodness must become the center of all that I am in
mind, body and spirit. Thus, by relating to this freely, we must transform
and create an environment where an individual's emotion in life can be
connected to the emotion of the whole. Otherwise, we cannot find the
value of our minds or bodies nor the value of spiritual movements.
The bitter resentment resulting from the fall has created a seat
of sorrow like this today. The grief caused by the fall has hounded
humankind into this kind of hardship. Therefore, the historical course
you walk is the path originated by the fall. You are striving under
Please review yourselves. Toward where are your bodies moving? Toward
where are your minds moving? Where is your spiritual body headed? Even
though humans are destined, by all means, to seek a true form of the
absolute ideology, a true form of good, a true form of life and of love,
we now wander about aimlessly.
The question becomes, at what direction and angle am I compared to the
direction and angle of the absolute good? If my mind wishes to go right,
why am I going left? My mind wishes to have a higher ideology. Why then
do I have a limited view of the universe? Individuals today are walking
the path of restoration to find their original selves to escape this
situation. Now the time to look soberly at yourselves has arrived. You
must be able to look at the headstrong attitude with which you strive
and search. Your minds and spirits must transform into incarnations who
can represent the value of glory. No such figure has appeared since the
Creation. Therefore, we must realize that we must walk the path in which
we search for something unknown, the path of fate.
There are body, mind and spirit in each of us. We must become a being
who has a unified body, mind and spirit. Accordingly, if some kind of
Creator exists, then the one who can be led to the presence of that
Creator and be embraced and who can embrace others will be the one for
whom the Creator is looking. We humans are looking for that person too.
To be a True Human Being
My mind commands my body to seek things that are true. It is commanding
me to seek a true body first. Humanity today is wandering about seeking
that which is true without knowing what it is. Because they are living in
this world, which is deeply penetrated by the bitter resentment caused
by the fall, they are being drawn into the fate of having to seek what
is true without knowing what it is.
Now you must realize that you cannot rejoice over your original
selves. You must know yourselves to be faced with grief, yet you are
not to feel sad. Even if you feel pain, you must not feel pain from
things that happen in the world. If you are to feel sadness and pain,
you must feel the sadness and pain of not having been able to find your
true selves. You must realize that even though there is so much sadness
and pain in the world, there is no greater sadness and pain than that
which is caused by being unable to find our true selves.
Whom has God the Creator been looking for until now? He is looking
for you: that is, "me." For that reason, I must find the true me. If
not, I cannot make a connection with a true family centered on perfect,
substantial entities, a society, a nation centered on true families,
and furthermore, a world made up of states, or a macrocosm made up of
worlds. Becoming a perfect "me" is the standard for all the other stages.
God has been feeling immeasurably sad in relation to humanity for
6,000 years. You must realize that there is no more mortifying event
than that of having lost one's beloved sons and daughters. Although
the whole of creation fills up the universal space, that is not what
is important. The whole macrocosmos has turned into a world of deathly
darkness, because of the loss of Adam and Eve. What is more, God is
feeling endless pain and sorrow.
What must individuals do to restore their lost selves? They must
reflect upon God's shimjung at the time of the loss. Otherwise, there
is no way to restore the original "me." In the same manner that you can
recover what you lost only when you go back to the place where you lost
it, you must reflect upon God's shimjung at the time of losing "me"
to restore yourself. Without this, individuals cannot restore their
That is why Heaven has been seeking human beings for 6,000 years. In
other words, God has come through the 6,000-year historical course to
restore me, the individual. That 6,000-year historical course has been
full of blood and tears, paths of persecution and death.
While coming through such a course, God has fought to seek me,
the individual being, not forgetting the heart of pain or the tears of
sorrow He shed after losing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden 6,000
years ago. Treating the 6,000 years like a day, with the shimjung of
the time of loss, God has come forth fighting to recover humankind.
You must understand such a heart of God.
Because the sorrow started from God's heart 6,000 years ago, history
until today has remained sorrowful. The fruit of sorrow has accrued
to us. Therefore, humanity's sorrow cannot be eliminated before we
alleviate the sorrow that penetrated the depths of God's heart. We must
The tangled thread will have to be untangled where the tangling
occurred. It must be restored to its original state through indemnity.
This is the ironclad rule of the salvific providence. If this is the
ironclad rule, we human beings today must realize that the historical
age of conclusion will come when we must wander about seeking the heart
that was lost in order to find and establish ourselves.
What then is to happen in the last days? Judgments will be made having
decided upon a standard of shimjung.
Looking at yourselves today, you must know that your bodies are
stained with the tears of God's sorrow of 6,000 years, with the blood
of God's pain. The bitter resentment against evil has pierced to the
very marrow. What is more, you must know that God's sorrow and pain in
regard to eliminating this condition of bitter resentment has penetrated
deeply into all of our hearts.
The Wavelength of the Human Fall
and the Path Man Should Walk
When humans were cast out of ancient Eden, they grieved centered on
themselves, not knowing God's heart. Thus, forgetting our own body's
sorrow and pain, we must first liberate God from sorrow and pain. Unless
we do this, we cannot dissolve the grievous historical resentment and go
over it. Therefore, you must now feel that each of us is a crystallization
of God's tears of 6,000 years. We are not only the crystallization of
God's tears, we are also the crystallization of God's pain. Only from
such a position will our individual value be restored to life again.
For that reason, we who are placed in the last days, when we must
dissolve the sorrow and pain caused by the fall, must now represent God's
heart. We must know how to grieve and receive pain in place of God,
who has grieved and received pain for 6,000 years. Since humans have
no comprehension of this, you must know that Heaven has unfolded the
dispensation, shedding tears for humanity, having laid down the term
How is one to avoid judgment? We are not to cry holding onto our bodies
or over our pain. We must know the pain of God, who bears greater pain
than ours to save us. We must know that God's sorrows and difficulties
are greater than ours. We must deny everything about ourselves and
dissolve all the pain that has penetrated deeply into the heart of God,
who has been guiding history from behind the scenes. Today's humanity
is fated to seek the one who can carry out such a mission.
Viewed from this standpoint, in order for fallen humans to break out
of themselves and go on, what must they do? What can move my mind, what
can move my body and the material that I have? That is the shimjung of
You must become people who can feel that your spirit embraces your
mind and loves it, that your mind embraces your body and loves it, and
that your body embraces all of creation and loves it. Such a person is
the very destination and terminus we are seeking.
However, no one has accomplished this. Although God is holding onto
our spirits, our minds and our bodies and is loving them, no one could
feel that. You must know this.
If God embraces my spirit and loves it, my spirit loves my mind,
my mind loves my body, and my body loves all of creation, the shimjung
will then become united. In such a world, the shimjung that loves all
creation will be connected to the body; the shimjung that loves the body
will be connected to the mind; the shimjung that loves the mind will be
connected to the spirit; and the shimjung that loves the spirit will be
connected to God. This is the terminus humanity seeks.
There is no one who takes hold of you and asks, "Do you know with
what mission you are entrusted?" Yet, though you are not aware of it,
there is a being who stands in your way and asks, "Who are you? Where
are you going? What will you do?" You do not realize this.
What did humanity lose by falling? It lost love. The cause of human
lamentation is the loss of God's love. Therefore, human history has
come through a historical course of lamentation with God's love lost.
Do you understand that?
God's love is the foothold of the eternal ideology of the heavenly
kingdom, for the building of the substantial heavenly kingdom on
earth. However, humankind lost God's love, the ideological foundation
of the eternal world because of the fall. Because humanity lost this
love of God, God had to leave. That is why God's love, which can build
the heavenly kingdom on earth, has gradually been broken down.
The Model of the Human Fall
The fall was the loss of God's love. When we think of the course
of the fall, through what kind of path did it go? At the very first,
Eve lost God's love. Next, Adam lost God's love and their children did
the same. You know this very well. Human history was the history of
Who was the first person to step forth after having discussed love? It
was Eve. Who was the next? It was Adam. Next were Cain and Abel. These
are the archetypes of fallen history. This model of fallen history took
place in the beginning. Individuals have been walking through this kind
of history ever since.
Love is a center that can command the whole universe. It is a
subjective center, a commanding center, and a tolerating center. This is
the ideology of love. This ideology was to be the foundation of history.
Thus, when we study the historical course, there were primitive ages
in the time of clan societies centered on the maternal line. This is
because Eve, the mother, discussed love for the first time. After the
tribal society, history centered on the paternal line. After that,
coming into the age of democracy today, the age of brotherhood began.
History, which has flowed in that fashion, has now arrived at the
last days. It has become impossible to find love for parents among human
beings nowadays. The democratic nations today are like that.
In the end, the time will come when anything attempting to resemble
husband and wife from the position of brother and sister will be broken
apart. Hence, the ladder of love that can connect Heaven and humanity
today is being disconnected. Consequently, humankind today is living
in the position of an orphan who lost parental love, lost true conjugal
love, and lost true brotherly love. These phenomena formerly took place
vertically in advanced nations, but now these phenomena are taking place
horizontally throughout the world.
How did the fall take place? The fall took place because Adam and Eve
were unable to make a vertical relationship with God and instead made an
objective and horizontal relationship with Satan. Therefore, human beings
in the final ages in history today are crying out for egalitarianism,
centering on democracy.
What event took place in Adam's family because of the fall? Cain killed
Abel. Abel was a substitute for Eve. Therefore, in advanced nations today
where egalitarianism is being advocated, women have more authority than
men. Accordingly, this is the time to set up the vertical side through
the horizontal side. Since humankind cannot form a complete vertical
relationship, everything is falling to pieces.
The path you seek today is the path of a new ideology, the path of
life, and the path of love that Heaven is presenting. You must realize
that you are standing in the historical course where you must proceed
seeking the path of love that introduces you to this new ideology
What kind of parents have you lost? What kind of man and wife have
you lost? What kind of children did you lose? You lost the parents who
did not fall, the man and wife who did not fall, the children who did
not fall. Thus, a throng of people who can surmount the sorrow of Eden
and win the joy of Eden will have to emerge on this earth now. Unless
such a throng appears, God's 6,000-year restoration providence will face
a critical moment of fundamental collapse.
The History of Indemnity for
the Purpose of Saving Fallen Men
Salvific history has conformed to the principles of indemnity. It
was a history in which the sovereign authority has been carried over
from mother to father, from father to children.
Now we have ushered in a great historical conversion age. Therefore,
the fortune of heaven and earth is being restored to life again. You
must know that humanity is placed in the inevitable fateful course of
restoration through indemnity.
Therefore, in this present world, equal rights between the sexes
are being advocated. The time for women to receive better treatment
from men is here. Don't you think so? This is the process of restoring
through indemnity the fact that Eve, the mother, ruled Adam in Eden in
a reverse way.
The history initiated by the fall was not a normal history. It was
a discriminatory, one-sided and one-directional history. Therefore, it
must turn back the way it has come. Heaven unfolded the dispensation
of dividing humans, cast out by the fall, into two sides: one on the
left, the other on the right. Likewise, division into left and right
has also taken place between man and woman, between human beings,
between states and between the world. Left symbolizes what is wrong,
and right symbolizes what is right.
Humans lost their innate character because they fell. That is why
they have walked the path of good, according to the truthful reporting
of the conscience.
Today you must stand steadfast before Heaven and become central figures
who can govern the whole universe. What is the essence that can determine
the central figure of all creation? It is not vitality nor ideology. It
is love. That is why I Corinthians 13:13 says, "Faith, hope, love abide,
these three; but the greatest of these is love." St. Paul spoke thus
because this is the path a person must walk. Jesus had to establish a
standard of love that could demonstrate the position of children by having
united the internal spirit and the external flesh. Because the Israelite
people did not believe in him, that standard could not be established.
Because human history is the history of re-creation, the process of
restoration had to be developed. Therefore, Jesus' spirit went to heaven,
while the Holy Spirit came to deal with individuals on earth.
What must the Holy Spirit accomplish by embracing spiritual children
among the faithful on earth? She must recapture the ideology of Eden.
That is why the Holy Spirit came.
Therefore, we must seek the Savior, the bridegroom, in accordance with
the moral obligations of the children of the Holy Spirit. Yet Christians
seek the Savior on the ideological level. We do not attain the state
of unity between the spirit and flesh. People who walk the path of
righteousness, the path of faith, also must lead a life of denying the
flesh. Faithful people have wandered in search of the world of the mind
and the world of the spirit in such a way.
The faithful believers of today, the children, must continue toward
restoration focused upon the Holy Spirit as their spiritual mother,
seeking to unite the spirit and flesh. The mother, Eve, governed the
father, Adam, in the Garden of Eden. Inversely, the mother must be
governed properly now and her correct position restored. After this,
the children are governed.
The hope of Eden must be attained by uniting the spirit and the flesh.
Since the spirit and flesh were severed by the fall, humans must unite
them. What is more, humankind must not only stand in a vertical position,
but also in a horizontal position. Because humans have continued in a
one-sided way, rather than taking an all-directional view, their minds
and bodies have become separated, and their minds and spirits have
When will Jesus attain this hope? Jesus left the Holy Spirit to work
on the earth after his coming and ascension. That will not suffice,
however. Because Jesus left behind the promise of his Second Coming,
he must return to keep that promise. That ideology of the Second Coming
is to seek the physical mother who was lost in the Garden of Eden. By
governing the fallen mother, the restored mother will have to restore
the physical father's position. Thus, Jesus' hope will be realized.
Fallen Man Must Seek True Parents
The realization of this hope is attainable in the world where spirit
and flesh are united. Only when that happens will parents with united
spirit and flesh appear for the first time before Heaven and earth. In
light of the Principle, the day when a one-dimensional view of history
changes to the all-directional historical view will inevitably have to
come. For that reason, if humanity takes only a one-sided viewpoint today,
it cannot help writhing in agony in the world of sadness.
What do we who are walking the fated path of restoration seek? We
must seek our true bodies, which we can love forever, and seek the
parents of our bodies. Before we find the parents of our bodies, there
is no way that the parents of our minds, the parents of our spirits can
appear. The creation of heaven and earth began with external matter.
That is why you begin writing from the left side when you write. You do
not write from the right side. This is an expression of the manner in
which the world of the ideology of creation exists.
When will the moans from the pain of human beings end? Not until we
usher in the day when we find the parents who can love our bodies in
place of God. No matter how great you are, you lost the innate physical
true parents. Therefore, without true parents, true children cannot
exist. This world cannot avoid being a world of sin and evil, a world
of hell and pain.
God has been seeking such a person. Through the spirit, God has been
seeking our spirits and bodies. God is the True Parent of humankind.
He exists as the True Parent of our spirits and minds. While God stands in
the position of a Parent who has united the spirit and mind, He forewarned
humankind of the day when humankind would find physical parents and meet
them. That day is the Marriage of the Lamb.
Now such a time has come. That is why, having passed through the age
of the maternal line, humanity passed through the age of the paternal
line and has now entered into the age of brotherhood.
Although humanity emerges with new doctrines, assertions and systems,
if an ideal object, ideal brothers, ideal children, and ideal parents
cannot emerge, those doctrines, assertions and systems will all break
down. How far out will humanity be pushed? It will be pushed out to a
position of less than all things. It will arrive at the day of judgment.
Viewed from this standpoint, humanity today must wander about in
search of True Parents. Substantial True Parents, with physical bodies,
must come seeking humanity with a new ideology and vision. The world
where humans live ministering to the True Parents is the veritable
ideal world. To accomplish such a world, Jesus left word that he would
return. That is why the term "Second Coming" came into existence.
After finding yourselves in such a position before the whole created
world, the time has come to subdue your flesh. You must voluntarily
subdue your flesh, in place of Satan attacking you. This is the path of
righteousness. You must subdue your flesh.
We cannot seek the path of the parents, the path of love, alone as
individuals. Why is that? Each of us came to exist in this world of sin
and evil, having passed through the fallen historical course. We
live within the realm of the epochal fate of the fall. Therefore,
this path cannot be sought alone. A tangle of historical problems lies
within it. There is the problem of the family, the problems of society,
nations and the world. Furthermore, there is the problem of the spirit
world. Only when we form ties with the world of the new ideology and
parley with it can the world of ideological love be sought.
The path of righteousness is the path we seek after fighting under
hardships. This is the course of God, who has been fighting on the course
of restoration for 6,000 years.
The Man Whom God Can Receive With Joy
What then are you? You are a sacrificial offering representing 6,000
years. To be the sacrificial offering representing 6,000 years, you
must gain knowledge of the heart of God, who has made humankind offer
sacrifices for 6,000 years.
What was it like when Adam and Eve were cast out of the realm
of God's love, after they fell in the Garden of Eden? They lamented
their misfortune. This was the origin of the tears of humankind and the
beginning of pain and suffering. Yet the sadness of Adam and Eve was not
all there was. God had a shimjung of greater sadness than that of Adam and
Eve when He cast them out. Humans do not know this. You must know this.
Thus, you are the tribe cast out of the realm of God's love and have
become its descendants. While individuals are grieving centered on their
misfortunes, God is grieving even today, looking at individuals who have
been cast out.
What must humans, made outcasts for having betrayed Heaven, centered
on themselves, do for restoration? They must become beings who can shed
tears, holding onto God's sorrow, God's pain and feeling of dejection,
having denied all things of their own. They must not be influenced in
the least by the presence of their grief, their feelings of dejection
and death. Otherwise, they cannot be restored.
For that reason, Christianity cried out, "Repent!" This means to weep
bitterly. In other words, we must restore the origin of history, which
began with weeping. To do that, we must not cry over our sorrow. We
must be able to cry holding onto God, who has embraced humankind for
6,000 years, who fell to the line of death and shed tears and grieved
in pain without humanity being aware of it. If there exists a person
of such tears, God will say to him, "Yes, you are the very son I
love." Accordingly, if a person emerges whom God can joyfully receive
with such words, God will be able to indemnify the whole experience of
having grieved and been subjected to mistreatment and suffering. His
resentment will be dissolved.
Ladies and gentlemen, who is Jesus? He is the true father of humanity.
He is the man who came to the earth with the heart of a True Parent, in
the place of God, after the lapse of 4,000 years. He was the father who
came to meet, embrace and love the humans who had struggled in misery for
4,000 years. Individuals could not recognize Jesus as such and instead
crucified him. Only after they had killed him did they realize he was
their true father.
Jesus, who was our true father, came to this earth to lead us to life.
Although one might have killed Jesus without knowing such things,
there would be no one who would not shed tears if he realized that it
was truly his father that he killed. No matter how terrible a villain
or robber who has killed human beings, even an unimpressionable person
will weep bitterly, beating his chest. It is absolutely impossible for
him not to know of the Father's sorrow.
From this standpoint, it can be construed that Jesus' death on the
cross became an impetus for human beings to weep bitterly. Humankind
was ignorant of the heart of the Parents, who had toiled for them for
4,000 years. Therefore, he who has met the cross must weep bitterly.
Remembering that humanity killed Jesus, who came to this earth as the
True Parent representing Heaven, one must weep bitterly first for the
sake of God, then for the sake of the True Parent who came, and further
for the sake of humanity on the earth.
What must the faithful believers of the last days today weep about
bitterly? The time to weep for one's benefit has passed. The time to
weep for the sake of one's family, one's society, and one's nation has
also passed. Now we must weep bitterly for the sake of the world, for
Heaven, and for the Holy Father, the Holy Son and the Holy Spirit. You
must know that only then can we participate in the realm of ideology
that has dominion over the whole of the created world centered on love.
Although they killed him, human beings came to realize that Jesus was
the True Parent. Feeling sorrow and keen regret over the loss of their
True Parent, they wished him to be resurrected. Because human beings
had that kind of true character, God is sending the Lord of the Second
Coming to fulfill that wish.
The faithful believers of the last days, who are to usher in the
Lord of the Second Coming, will have to shed tears together. They will
have to shed tears representing history and the eras, as substitutes
for those events and times. After that, they will have to shed tears
of joy. We must shed such tears while we live. Although human beings
have shed tears of sorrow, they could not shed tears of happiness. That
is why human beings have been anxiously looking forward to the one day
when they can shed tears of joy. That is the day of the Second Coming,
the day when they regain the lost True Parent.
The True Parent Walks a Thorny Path
The True Parent you so anxiously await was not coming after only a few
decades of preparation nor was there preparation for only the life span
of a human being. The preparation time was 6,000 years. When he comes, he
is not coming in comfort. Even while you sleep comfortably, Heaven took
pains to seek you. Having the appearance of a beggar, a poor person, a
wanderer, a prisoner, a persecuted and extremely miserable person, Heaven
has been seeking you, starting from the bottom of the human echelon.
Therefore, even while you were sleeping, Heaven walked forward on
the path of tears, the path of sorrows, the path of being swallowed up
in a storm, the path on which there is not a moment of rest. Such was
the path Jesus walked, and the path of numerous prophets and sages.
You must realize the sorrowful fact that, even where you eat
comfortably and rest in comfort, the sounds of undeserved pain and the
bitter weeping of Heaven are heard. Unless you hear them, you are not
qualified to receive love from the True Parent.
Thus, you must feel greatly indebted, even as you sleep and eat. You
must feel that you are the sinner of sinners, whom Heaven and earth cannot
forgive. You must realize that the things I see, the things I hear, and
all the facts I see and feel are insufficient. "I myself am the fruit
of a traitor." You must feel that you did not know the situation of God,
who wandered in search of you.
Faithful believers today must know this situation and be able to weep
bitterly, holding the hands of their brothers and sisters. Looking at a
beggar wandering about in the street, you must know how to weep bitterly,
embracing him. When you look at a laborer in hardship, you must be able to
lament, saying, "How did my brother end up in such a miserable situation?"
When we lift our eyes to our brothers' plight, we must feel compelled
to seek the historical course of the heavenly principles and raise
them. Through them, we must seek and raise ourselves. God has been
anxiously awaiting human beings who, knowing this, are steeped in such
feelings as to be able to relate with every person they meet. He has
been shedding tears for the emergence of such people for 6,000 years.
Meanwhile, one who eats his fill and rests, even after seeing the
starvation of other people will be judged. Those who dance, contented
with themselves, while other people are in need will be judged.
What must fallen humanity do? Even if you yourself are starving, you
must have feelings of deep regret for the starvation of your brothers
and sisters. Even if I cannot eat or wear good things, I must live for
the good of my brothers and sisters and for the sake of the world's
humanity. By doing so, you must achieve restoration by indemnifying
what Heaven has wept for, weeping for the sake of the humanity of the
world. You must understand that Heaven is seeking this kind of faithful
When has anyone throughout the 6,000-year historical course faced the
Father in Heaven with such a heart? Who has ever called Heaven "Father"
and called the rest of humanity "his true brothers and sisters"?
Where are the minds of the professionals who guide the religious
orders today, the teaching professionals who are said to be walking the
course of faith? The people Heaven has anxiously sought for 6,000 years
of history, who took part in the difficulties, grief and hopes of Heaven,
also went a path like this. Where are your minds and bodies going? You
must make this clear. You must realize that you belong to humanity,
which must resolve this matter; humanity, which is deeply steeped in
the bitter resentment of the fall.
The Position From Which One Can Connect to God's Heart
The character who goes down in history is not one who has stepped forth
asserting himself. If one is to be recorded in the history of the people,
he should be a person who has stepped forth holding onto the people, to
society. To be a worldwide character, he must be one who stepped forth
on behalf of the world. To be a heavenly character, he must be one who
stepped forth on behalf of Heaven. Because you are the sinners of sinners
who killed your own parents and cannot be forgiven, you must think it
natural that even if someone calls you bad names and persecutes you, even
if you become the target of pursuit and are hounded, you will have to say,
"Thank you," having felt God's sorrow and historical mortification.
The place where one can shed tears, embracing brothers and sisters who
curse you, is the place where you can connect to God's heart. The path
upon which one walks bearing the heart of Jesus, who worried about the
ones who were striking him on the cross and prayed in tears for them,
is the prototypical path a true man must walk. He must walk this path,
penetrated by this heart to the very marrow of his bones.
You are sacrificial offerings. All Unification members must become
sacrificial offerings. Heaven wants historical sacrificial offerings.
What kind of being is a sacrificial offering? It is someone who lifts
his head for the first time after God and all humankind rejoices. If
Christianity today lifts its head before God and all humankind rejoices,
it will break down. If Christianity does not fulfill its mission to
serve all humankind, if it does not function as a sacrificial offering
for the sake of all humankind, then the time has come for reform.
Jesus, who is the King of Kings and the Crown Prince of Heaven, is
unable to be glad and rejoice. He came as a sacrificial offering. Even
if God and the faithful believers rejoice in him, Jesus, the sacrificial
offering, cannot rejoice in himself. Only after God and all humankind
rejoice in themselves can Jesus rejoice in himself for the first
time. That is the day of the Second Coming. This is the path a sacrificial
When you look at all the persecution that the people of Korea receive,
how do you feel? We Koreans have walked a path of all kinds of suffering
through 2,000 years of history. If we were sad, we did not know where to
go to appeal. Even if there was mortification and injustice, we did not
know how to complain of it. What should we do then, we Koreans? Although
we are like orphans, we must be able to weep bitterly, holding hands
among ourselves. By this alone will these people come to life.
Regardless of whether brothers and sisters have made mistakes or not,
since they are brothers and sisters born with the blood and bones and
flesh that Heaven granted, tolerant people who can weep to connect to the
historical blood lineage and shimjung of a parent, going beyond their own
situations, will have to emerge. Such young people are in great demand.
If there were such impassioned young people, where should they devote
that passion? If they put their hearts into achieving success and
satisfying their desires, their efforts will conclude in the limited
individual realm. The original ideology of human beings wants to feel
joy, holding onto God beyond infinity. Accordingly, one must devote his
passion for the sake of this original human ideology.
If God's dispensation was behind the historical course that this
nation has come through, what kind of people would God demand at the end
of that dispensation? They would be the people who know how to cry for
the realization of the Will of God. They would be the people who are
determined to be sacrificial offerings above all, crying, having been
involved with a Will, a shimjung, and in action. Heaven will be seeking
Facing the people 2,000 years ago, Jesus said, "He who loves father and
mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter
more than me is not worthy of me." (Matthew 10:37) On the surface, what
kind of contradictory, nonsensical remark is this? Although it seems
incomprehensible, Jesus knew that humanity, fallen after having lost love,
would all perish if they centered on themselves at the conclusion of
history. Jesus spoke to prevent that. If such a miracle had come about,
that the words Jesus spoke then were put into practice by the people,
the last 2,000 years would have been very different.
God's Providential History is to Restore Lost Love
Now is the time to break down the parental love, conjugal love, and
children's love that is not centered on Heaven. Christianity is to break
down this kind of false love and teach the parental love, children's love,
and conjugal love centered on Heaven. That is why Christianity uses the
words "bride and bridegroom," "father" and "children."
Fallen human beings have lost love. For the sake of such fallen human
beings, Jesus came as the champion of love to restore heavenly love
on the earth again. However, Jesus left for the spirit world unable to
accomplish that task. That is why, having set up a spiritual standard
of love, humankind is walking the course of restoring physical love.
You must know this.
There is a top and a bottom, front and rear, left and right. At the
top are the parents, the children are at the bottom, in the front and
rear are the husband and wife. Brothers and sisters are to the left and
right. This is the principle of love. Do you understand?
Humanity has to proceed seeking this path. Among these relationships,
the conjugal relationship at the front and rear is the most important.
That is why Jesus stressed the notion of the bridegroom and bride.
What kind of heart does Jesus seek in his bride? He is trying to search
for the bride who represents God, the bride who represents the children,
and the bride who represents brothers and sisters. Do you understand?
God's Will is to set up a standard on the earth by sending the
bridegroom and bride. God's intention is to establish the form of a
four position foundation, centered on the bride, with God at the top,
the children at the bottom, and brothers and sisters on the left and
the right. The history of God seeking the bride, who is the object being
representing such love, is the 2,000-year providential course.
What then must you do now? Males must respect females and females
must respect males. Only when mutual respect exists can females relate
to males, and males relate to females. The male is the offshoot of the
father and the female is the offshoot of the mother. They are alter egos.
For that reason, relating to each other as man and woman in the course
of restoration, the person who looks at the object externally will be
shattered. The object is one of the dual characteristics of God. That
being the case, men have to respect women and women have to respect men.
Human beings must walk the original course of mutual respect, seeking
the reciprocating nature of each individual. Even when relating to one's
children, the sons as the offshoot of the father, the daughters as the
offshoot of the mother, the parent must have a heart of respect toward
that gender. One must become a parent who knows how to embrace and
love his children, bearing in mind the ideology with which God created
all of the creation, having expanded His ideal and creating humankind
as the master of all creation. One must become a truthful parent who,
upon seeing the children standing in the fallen world, is impassioned
with the emotion with which God has grieved for 6,000 years, knowing
how to shed tears, saying, "Yes, become a man in whom God takes delight,
whom humanity anxiously awaits, and for whom all of creation has longed."
Because he saw things like this, Jesus had the qualification to relate
with all creation and with the universe. That is why Jesus searched
for the bride with the emotion of seeking the replacement of God, the
replacement of humanity, and the replacement of the descendants of many,
many generations. You must know that this was the heart of Jesus, the
bridegroom. When you meet such a bride, you will feel the emotion of
having embraced heaven and earth in love. When meeting with the parent
as well as meeting with the children, it will be the same. You must
become such central people.
The day when we meet as brides and bridegrooms equipped with the
substantial forms of united minds and bodies, ready to take the place
of parents, children will have to come. Only when that day comes will
the tragedy-stricken things of heaven and earth, that is, the created
world, blocked in heaven and on earth, be able to move in harmony in
the directions of front and rear, left and right, and top and bottom.
You must know that this is the day to which all of humanity is looking
The Ideal Garden Where Man and God Can Mingle as One
Where is the place humanity must seek today? It is this very place. In
order for you to seek this one place, you must be able to feel such
a mind toward parents, toward brothers and sisters, and toward your
objects. You must be able to feel the emotions of everything in the world.
You must be able to step forth in front of heaven and earth, after
equipping yourselves with such a heart of love. Only then, as God
established Jesus and the Holy Spirit after working for 4,000 years,
will you be established in the position of the embodied bridegroom,
and you will come to meet the embodied bride. This is God's purpose of
creation. Meeting the embodied reciprocating partner is the objective of
humanity. The ideal garden where God can enter into man's body and mingle
as one with Him will then come to pass. You must know that this is the
final objective humanity seeks. This is the inevitable fate humankind
must attain. Let us pray.
Father, we have come to understand that each of us is a substitute
for God, a substitute for husband or wife, a substitute for parents,
a substitute for children, and a substitute for brothers and sisters. We
also have come to know that an inevitable historical course exists wherein
we cannot but establish the resting place of the mind that can determine
the great fundamental existence of the universe.
Now we understand that each man and woman among us is looking for
true elder and younger siblings, True Parents, and a true reciprocating
partner. We are aware that humanity is wandering about seeking the
same ideology. Humanity is in the same situation. Humans can never be
enemies. Humanity is entangled with the ideology of creation.
However, because of the fall, parental love, conjugal love, and
brotherly love have been destroyed. Accordingly, in order for us to
proceed forth in seeking these, we must first feel the emotion of
love between brothers. Furthermore, we know that only when we meet
the reciprocating partner whom we can love, taking the place of God's
sorrow of 6,000 years will the principled standard whereby we can take
the place of heaven and earth be restored.
None of us is a simple, isolated being. We must not lack in any
aspect of completeness. We will be sad if we do not have brothers and
sisters, friends, parents and children. That is because the Principle,
based on the rules of Heaven, is for humankind to love one another by
having attained completeness. That is the everlasting original mind, the
first standard of life that God granted. Therefore, I sincerely wish and
desire that You allow Your sons and daughters gathered here to know that
humans feel sad when they face the phenomena of the fall in real life.
Please allow us now to have the minds and hearts with which we can
embrace humanity in place of God, the Holy Son and the Holy Spirit.
Please allow us to embrace humanity as heavenly children. Allow us
to become those who can think of heaven and earth with such a mind. I
ardently wish and desire that You allow the day of happiness to come
as soon as possible, when we can be restored as a center before the
everlasting world of all creation. We do this by becoming such that we
can rejoice, even when subjected to sadness and pain.
Father, please allow us to understand today that at the terminus of
our wandering in search of truth, he who does not have brothers whom
he can love will receive punishment. He who does not have children and
parents whom he loves will the one who has not received the beloved
bridegroom and bride.
Please allow each of us to achieve, in accordance with this kind of
absolute, ironclad rule, the tri-position form on a horizontal level,
equipped with incarnate parents, incarnate brothers and sisters and an
incarnate husband and wife. Let us also have such relatives of the mind
and of the spirit, centered on the spirit in the ideological world, three
generations of parents, three generations of brothers and sisters, and
three generations of husbands and wives. We must usher in the day when
we can receive the blessing, after receiving God's recognition through
being attested to as the substantiated fruit. Otherwise, please allow
us to know that none of our problems today will be solved.
Each of us now is going to have to wander about seeking for the True
Parents of my body, the True Parents of my mind, and the True Parents
of my spirit. Since the Parent of my spirit is God, the parent of my
mind is the Lord who is coming again, and the parents of my body are the
parents who bore me, I ardently wish that You please allow each of us to
be able to meet with our children, brothers and sisters and reciprocating
partner who correspond to these. I pray in the name of the Lord. Amen.