REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON
EARTH AND THE IDEAL FAMILY
January 1, 1977 - Midnight
New Yorker Hotel
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Today I spoke to the State Directors and leaders of our movement for
the entire day at the conference in Belvedere. I told them that there
are marked differences in the meaning of the dispensation of 1976 and
1977. The year of 1977 is the year for a leap of success and great
Once all of you here in the auditorium are united with the Unification
Church members from all over the nation and all over the world, then
certainly we will possess the key to unlock the most difficult
problems of our free world as well as those behind the Iron Curtain.
I want you to know very clearly this morning that the years of the
dispensation up to 1976 have been for indemnity, for paying off the
debts of the past. Therefore, if we had made a mistake, the
accumulation of all our work and the foundations laid so far would
have been lost. We would have bad to start again from the very bottom.
But from 1977 on, the meaning of the dispensation will be different.
It's no longer vertical. Now that a firm foundation has been erected
completely, all we have to do in 1977 is expand on the horizontal
So far the history of restoration has been a path of repetition:
laying the foundation, having it broken down to the bottom, laying it
again, and then bringing it up to the family level, tribal level, and
national level. When it failed it had to go down to the bottom and
come back up again. Up and down, up and down, history has been the
repetition of such failures. But now, with the completion of 1976, God
and I have laid a firm foundation. That foundation is unbreakable,
invincible. From now we can have a victorious, horizontal expansion
throughout the world.
Therefore, on this particular, meaningful morning I would like to
proclaim to you the motto of the year: "The Kingdom of God on Earth
and the Ideal Family of Heaven." That is going to be the 1977 motto.
I want you to know that throughout the history of restoration, God has
been seeking one ideal, perfected family here on earth which could
transcend all accusation from Satan, which could claim victory upon
the worldwide level. Because of the fall of man in the garden of Eden,
God has never seen a perfected family prospering here on earth.
If there had been no fall, then the first family of heaven would have
been established in the garden of Eden. It would have had nothing to
do with Satan's accusation. It could only have prospered under God's
It is my great pleasure to proclaim this morning that after 6,000
years of Biblical history the Unification Church has achieved that
cornerstone of the ideal family here on earth. No matter what the
satanic world does, no matter how frantic their accusation and
persecution- may become, the ideal family is destined to expand onto
the worldwide level. This is the foundation we are standing on in
I want you to know that from this year on, the more the satanic world
accuses and persecutes us, the faster they will crumble. In the
meantime the prosperity of the God-centered family and kingdom will
In the unification Church our ultimate goal is the erection of the
Kingdom of God right here on earth: the family of God. Each person is
like a brick needed to create the foundation of the family. Each
member of the Unification Church should dedicate himself to become a
part of the foundation of that family. Together we must all be able to
create one family on earth which can come under the complete dominion
of God. All men are in the position of Adam, and all women are in the
position of Eve. United under the protection and grace and love of the
True Parents, we can truly create a God-centered family. This is our
homework. Each one of you must feel to the bone that you are born
again as true sons and daughters of God, that you belong to True
Parents, and that you live together with the true family of God. I am
in the father's role, and you are in the children's role as sons and
daughters. But you and I together will never create the true family
here unless God intervenes and becomes its center. We must feel that
to the bone. God is the binding force of my own family. So too God
must become the binding force of the heavenly family made up of the
True Parents and you.
You must become true sons and daughters belonging to the True Parents.
We should not come and dwell in your hearts as a concept, but as a
natural part of your life. You don't have to explain spring, do you?
You know when spring is here; you feel it. In the same way, down in
your flesh and bones, you must feel united with the True Parents as
The most important factor for you to become a member of this heavenly
family is for you to realize fully that you are the sons and daughters
of God. In other words, you should be able to say, "I am completely
separated from the satanic world and perfected in the sight of God. I
stand in your sight, Heavenly Father, as your son or daughter without
shame, with pride."
What is the fall of man? What are fallen children? They do not feel to
the bone that God is their Father. They have no concept of God in
their minds. You must have the following realization and awakening: "I
have been born again. I have a new life. I belong to True Parents.
Through the power of the True Parents, I am now engaging in a new
life. I am God's son; I am God's daughter." You must feel that
realization down to the bone.
Second, you must come to this full realization: "I am a qualified
citizen of the Kingdom of God." Third, when you see the nation, when
you see the world, you must feel the grace of God and think, "God has
given this world to me as His inheritance. I am entitled to claim this
world as the son or daughter of God."
These awakenings and realizations are the most important task of our
members in the year of 1977. First, you must realize that you are the
direct sons and daughters of God; second, that you are citizens of the
Kingdom of God; and third, that the world is an inheritance from God.
God has given all these things as blessings to the children of God.
The individual with these realizations is headed for perfection. That
person is entitled and qualified to become a member or a center of the
In our way of life, we can see two distinct worlds existing. One is
the heavenly world to which you belong. The other is the satanic world
outside. Many people are still there suffering, and it is crumbling.
As citizens of the Kingdom of God, we should not become victims of the
other world. We must be in a position to influence the other world, to
bring the other world back to God so that we can expand God's
There can be no value comparison whatsoever between the good the
satanic world has and the still poor, meager conditions we see inside
our own world. You will see the things that look so good outside
crumble, decay, and decline. In the heavenly family, however, the
things that look so poor and meager will be blessed, will flourish,
and prosper. Instead of being influenced by the satanic world, we
shall be in a position to influence it.
What is the secret to influence the entire satanic world and restore
it to heaven? Everything the people outside do is completely opposite
to what we do. We are moving toward reorganization of the true family
on a worldwide level. But the satanic world is destined to destroy the
family. There, if there's a family of six or eight people, the parents
and children look forward to being divided. The parents say, " All
right, when you become a certain age, you go out on your own. Be
independent." The parents are for them selves; the children are for
themselves, and the grandchildren are for themselves. The members of
the family find themselves completely divided.
On the contrary, the heavenly world sees to it that all eight family
members come together. The grandfather and grandmother give their
inheritance in terms of tradition and way of life to their children
who are the father and mother. The father and mother, in turn, hand
down the tradition they received to their children who are the
grandchildren of the grandparents. When each family has grandparents,
parents, and children together, the heavenly tradition of the three
stages of creation (formation, growth, and perfection) will truly be
represented in those families.
Let's look at Adam's family. God is in the grandparent's position to
Adam's family, Adam and Eve are the parents, and the children of Adam
and Eve are in the children's position. We are born as children. We
grow into adulthood, and then we give birth to children. Later we
become older and become grandparents. That's the way we become perfect
At the time of Adam and Eve, the family was supposed to be organized
in three vertical levels with God as the grandfather. From that time
on all the families of the human race were supposed to be organized in
a similar pattern on the horizontal level. If Adam and Eve had not
fallen but had become perfect and had a family, their family would
have been the center of the entire heavenly universe of heavenly
As you know, God is spirit, and God is invisible. The invisible,
spiritual God wanted to manifest Himself as a visible being in Adam
and Eve. They were supposed to be the visible form of God, the walking
God, the tangible God. Their mind or spirit was supposed to be the
inner temple, or the dwelling place of God. Externally Adam and Eve
were to be the physical parents to their children. And with God
dwelling in them, spiritually they were to be in God's position to
To achieve this position Adam was to be perfected as an individual by
uniting together with God as one. Eve was also to receive God and be
united in oneness with Him. Then the two individuals, man and woman,
were to unite together. This mutual unity should have been external
and internal, with the power of love as the binding force.
Why did God create the universe? Why did God create man? God wanted to
be in a position where He could exercise His own love. He wanted to
have an object to whom He could give His love. If that had become the
case, perfected Adam's family and all mankind would never have seen
the fall of man or any sin. Your direct father would have been God.
Here on earth we're supposed to live like Adam and Eve. The Kingdom of
God here on earth is the place where we produce qualified, perfected
Adam-type parents. When they are perfected here on earth, then
automatically the Kingdom of God in heaven will be open, and they will
be elevated in perfection there, living like God, parents for
When we ask who really desires to dwell in the Kingdom of God on earth
and the Kingdom of God in heaven, there is no one who does not desire
it. It is our human destiny to create the perfect Kingdom of God here
on earth. In order to do that, the first order of business is to have
the first family of perfection, or Adam-type parents of perfection,
here on earth.
In the entire world only we in the Unification Church have the
terminology "True Parents." I want you to know how precious and
valuable it is. This is the most significant aspect of our church. In
order to create the Kingdom of God here on earth, we need True Parents
in the center as Adam and Eve who were supposed to be the True Parents
of mankind. Because they failed, mankind never saw True Parents until
the Unification Church. This means only the Unification Church knows
how to erect the Kingdom of God here on earth.
I want you to know clearly the definition of the "Kingdom of God here
on earth." The Kingdom of God on earth is the place where you live
with the True Parents' family, where you become the True Parents'
children. The Kingdom of God in heaven is the place where you live in
eternity with Heavenly Father and the eternal parents.
Think of it. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have lived
their entire lives and would have had children. Then who would have
terminated their earthly lives first, the parents or children? The
Parents, naturally. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have
become the first two persons elevated to the Kingdom of God in heaven.
There they would have occupied the throne of God, since even in the
spirit world God is invisible.
When you go to spirit world, you not only have a heavenly father but
also a heavenly mother. Without both a father and mother there is no
regeneration, no multiplication of new life. Actually Adam and Eve are
the manifestation of the duality of God, the two essentialities of God
manifested as two persons. The father and mother become one and
together represent the full image of God. Actually, the father and
mother who are elevated into the Kingdom of God in heaven first would
become the king and queen of the world.
In the Unification Church when you pray hard or when you have
spiritual experiences such as visions or dreams, not only I appear but
also Mother. That is our special characteristic. You can feel that
Mother and I are truly living with you in person. We will appear
together all throughout your life. I want you to know that the
invisible God, Almighty God, can manifest through True Mother's and my
image. We are His visible image here on earth. God shows Himself
through us to you, His children.
The Unification Church has another marvelous aspect. Although I am
just one individual with one physical body here in America, at the
same time I am appearing in 120 nations all over the world, leading
people in the same spiritual crusade. Is this just a dream or is it
really happening? Who is doing it? Not I, but God Himself is doing it.
God is the one who manifests Himself, but with my image. Even without
my permission He is taking my image and going all over the place.
Many, many mysterious things are happening, and reports come every day
to me. In some cases when the missionaries got diarrhea and were so
sick they could not go out and witness, all of a sudden I would appear
to them and lead the way saying, "Come, follow me. Do just is I do."
Giving out pamphlets and lecturing, I would lead them and then
MFT members often say, "Well, one day I was so tired that I couldn't
get up in the morning. Then, all of a sudden, in a vision Father was
coming with a big basket of peanuts and selling them like hot dogs!"
God can manifest Himself in such a way to assist you and lead you in
the front line. In order to lay that kind of foundation, God has been
working many, many thousands of years. Many sacrificial offerings have
been made. Many martyrs have died, and much sacred blood has been
shed. Upon that foundation alone God can now appear and work with the
Unification Church in such a manner. Almighty God, who is the creator
of heaven and earth, and of mankind, is appearing to you directly in
the forms of Mother and me, borrowing our images to work with you. God
is doing that only because Mother and I have laid a complete
foundation for salvation. This crusade is going on, transcending
national barriers, transcending language barriers, transcending racial
What about the communist world? Do you think there is any barrier
spirit world cannot penetrate? Do you think God recognizes any
national barrier? Compared to the billions of people outside, we are a
small minority, just a handful of people. But you must know that the
entire spirit world is rushing down into this world like Niagara
Falls. Like a flood, the spirit world is descending on this world.
When rushing water comes pouring down a place like Niagara Falls, it
finds the slightest opening, even a little creek. The water knows
clearly where the gaps are and pours right down into them. By the same
token, compared to the size of the world, the Unification Church is
like a little creek, a tiny gap, but the water knows it very well.
When you make a little creek, the water comes dashing into it, and
splits it wide open.
Think of it. God paid such a price to see perfection here on earth. So
many saints and martyrs died; so many Christian sacrifices have been
given. Everybody is waiting for the day of fulfillment. Now when God
is coming down trying to assist you, do you think He is coming all by
Himself, or is He bringing millions and millions of escorts with Him?
The spirit world could not function until the appearance of
Unification Church. Why? Because there was no handle to grab; no
rapport was established. There was no love between the races. There
was no one who could prepare the base so that God could really bring
down His hosts of angels. But now the Unification Church represents
that base, so God can bring down any number of angels or spirit men He
So far, there have been many, many evil spiritual phenomena. There are
many evil, lost spirits haunting people. There are also many mediums
trying to tell fortunes. Spirits can also actually cause diseases and
What is the difference between evil spirits and good spirits? When an
evil spirit approaches, you somehow feel fearful and uncertain and
very unstable. But when some good spirit is trying to embrace you, you
feel so good without reason! You'll be walking on Cloud 9! A satanic
spirit is like the winter wind, making you shiver. But a heavenly
spirit is like spring. It melts you, relaxes you, and gives you the
warmth of love and comfort. You should feel that in the Unification
Church. If you don't feel it to the bone, then you still have a way to
go. When you come into the Unification Church, without reason you feel
so free and so secure, happy, and energetic. But when you go outside,
even though there are cars and lots of food, and your parents are
waiting, and your brothers and sisters treat you to good things, still
you some how feel uncomfortable, scared and shivery. You just want to
stay by yourself. You must experience this kind of distinction between
the two worlds. Those who do not have that feeling are not quite
members of Unification Church.
People outside do not know the secret of Rev. Moon. They think I am
carrying around a big bunch of pills, and new members coming in get a
pill or an injection. They think that's how we make Unification Church
members. But when they look into it, they can find no pills or
injections. My secret is deeply hidden. They can not know it until
they become members of the Unification Church.
Divine Principle is like a big reservoir of the word of life. When you
listen to Divine Principle, it's like sticking a little rubber straw
into a big reservoir. You have a limitless supply of the water of life
coming to you. You just keep drinking and drinking. If somebody tries
to make you go away, your mouth may stick to the straw even though
your body is taken away.
Imagine a little honeybee going from flower to flower to suck the
sweet nectar. If you try to pull him away when he is sucking the
nectar, even though his wings may break, he will not release the
flower. You, too, can experience that kind of concentration. Something
in Divine Principle is sweeter than nectar. You want to stick in a
little pipe into the Divine Principle for the rest of your life.
In your deep prayer and meditation and in your daily life you must be
able to see Mother and me appearing, living with you in spirit. Some
people could experience us not just in dreams and visions, but
literally living with them, always beside them. If you could feel such
parental warmth and presence 24 hours a day, would you like us to stay
with you, no matter how old we are? (Yes.) Then, you will have the
ecstatic realization that you belong to parents who have eternal life.
Your life will be connected to eternal life, to the eternal source,
the unlimited reservoir. If you have had that realization, you are
already living in the Kingdom of God. In the past religious history of
the world, the experience, the exhilaration you taste in your life
could not occur. This is the first and last time in history.
May I ask you one question? Is honey sweet only to white people and
bitter to black people? Is honey sweet to everybody? Even to a
hunchback or a lame duck? What about to God, is honey still sweet?
Then what happens if there is something sweeter than honey? What is
that? (Love) (Father laughing) What is love? Show me a sample on your
palm. You say love is a mysterious thing. When someone says, "Show me
love," you cannot show a piece of love. There seems to be no such
thing as love, but actually there is. When it is there, there doesn't
seem to be any. When there is none, then it seems to be there. It's
very mysterious. What does love look like? Love looks just like God.
When you see God, there is no God to see. But there is definitely a
God. God is both there and not there. He does not come within your
grasp. The master of love, the host of love is God, God owns love.
A person who is becoming like God and trying to take after the image
of God would be pulled by the power of love. That person would truly
recognize the power of love. I am in a position to receive love from
God. Do you think I am entitled to it or not? How do you know? It is
something intangible. You cannot see or explain it by words, but I
have some mysterious, magnetic power. Is it true? Now I must beg
Mother's generous understanding. Suppose I were not yet married and
were very handsome. Then, of all the Eves here whoever would want to
marry this type of person, raise your hand. If I said, "Get away, get
out," and kicked you and chased you out, still all would come, "Oh,
Father, please!" That's why I am criticized by the outside world. They
don't understand such a magnetic force.
There were many occasions in Korea and Japan where married couples
shared a love so sweet and tight that they would have died for each
other. They each thought that there was no one better under the sun.
But once one of them teamed the Divine Principle, all of a sudden,
that person would change and say to the mate, "I don't know you any
more. I just want to go and stay with the church." That kind of
situation brought a lot of criticism to me. There really is some power
there! But the amazing thing is that it doesn't work only with young
people, but with 70 or 80 year old grandmothers too! Honey is sweet
not only to young women but also to older women! And men want to know
the Unification Church, too. All you men try hard to become my close
friend. You want me to recognize you, to call you by your first name.
Unless such power existed in this room, how could we be united like
this? It is impossible. Anybody seeing this particular phenomenon
would say it is impossible.
There is some invisible yet very clear binding force of love. Several
weeks ago, I sent all the Japanese married couples back home. With
only three days notice I said, "You pack up and take off." Those
wives, many sisters, said, "I'd rather die here. I don't want to go."
I said, "Why? Go to Japan. Everybody is there: your family, your own
culture, the language you can speak. You have good food, a home and
everything. Why don't you want to go?" "Because, Father, you are here
in America. I don't care about the Empire State building. I don't care
about the New Yorker, but I care about you, I want to stay beside
you." Everybody said that. There is some mysterious binding force, a
magnetic force of love in the Unification Church.
But the outside world cannot understand this noble mysterious power of
love, binding the Unification Church. That's why they say all kinds of
things about me. "Well, Rev. Moon is a great orator. He is
spellbinding. When he starts to speak, everybody melts." And other
people say, "No, he is not an orator; he is a hypnotist." "No, no, he
is magician, He does magic."
People say all kinds of things about me, but none of them are true.
The original nature of man and of all living things is to gravitate to
the source of life. When God, the invisible source of life, is
permeating me, all key to the realization of the Kingdom of Heaven on
living beings are attracted to me by a natural force. That is the way
we are united; that is the way we are bound together. Nowhere in the
rest of the world can you find such a binding force.
When you come to the New Yorker, do you think, "I'm going to stay
overnight here. This is Rev. Moon's house." Or do you think, "This is
my home, our home." The second view is true. That's why you are crazy,
living in the world's biggest house, right? But that's true, it is
your home. Who made it so? I taught you, but did I make you fill out a
form so you would feel this is your home? No, the source of power is
not in me. It is in God. The power of God is making you feel at home.
I only serve as a channel for that power to flow from Him to you. I as
a person cannot manipulate such a magnetic force. I myself have
nothing to do with it. It is the power of God, the nature of God's
force flowing through me. I merely set the condition, and the dynamic,
universal force of love flows through me to be conveyed to all
mankind. It is like spring coming in March and April when the entire
world warms up all of a sudden. You don't know where the power came
from, but spring definitely is there, and flowers come up, and the
breeze begins to play, and the birds to sing. That power goes beyond
the global level of the earth. It goes all the way to the cosmic
level. That power has no limit, no end. This force of love goes beyond
time and space.
However, I do not control time and space. Only God can control it. Do
you think God has a watch and timetable to count time and limit space?
The power that is manifested through me to the Unification Church is
the power of God. No other person, no other universal force could do
that. Even Satan could not do that. Actually, this most determined
energy is God trying to fulfill His desire to see one perfected family
here on earth. The Kingdom of God here on earth is not going to be
manufactured by man's hands. God is going to bring it about once we
manifest ourselves as instruments of God.
This morning's message is dwelling on the topic of the Kingdom of God
on Earth and the Ideal Family. Why the ideal family? Because the ideal
family is the earth. Without the ideal family as a building block
there can be no Kingdom of God.
In this room many different nationalities and races are together. If
someone says, "I don't care about black people so much; I don't care
about yellow people," that person is already opposing God Himself
because God wants to bring all races together. If someone says, "I
don't care about the rest of the people," that shows he is not
parallel with God.
Think of it. In Africa there are many missionaries working with black
people even though they are receiving some persecution from the
government of those African nations. Still many people are receiving
revelations and dreams, and they are cooperating with our
missionaries. They are hardworking black brothers and sisters. Over
there in Africa if one black sister or one black brother comes, our
missionaries treat them as God would. It is God who is embracing them
and bringing them in, teaching them and feeding them. Then in America
how can we say, "I don't care about black people"? People who would
say that are really traitors in the sight of God. How can we bring
about the universal, cosmic warmth of love that transcends national
and racial barriers? How can we make this universally known? How can
we expand it to the world-wide level? This is our task.
The answer is simple. God is our parent, both father and mother, and
embracing them together God loves all races. How could I take a
position opposite to that of my own parents? Impossible. Our key to
unlock the Kingdom of God here on earth is this: you must make a
relationship with me, feel a closeness and warmth of love for the True
Parents and expand it to every comer of the earth. If you are able to
do that, we will have the Kingdom of God quickly. If you can go to
other continents like Africa and Asia with parental love and embrace
those people, then you are a universal person. Your character is a
What is the definition of the ideal family? The ideal family possesses
the eternal love of God; the ideal family possesses the everlasting
love of husband and wife, and the ideal family will have love between
parents and children, These three eternal and lasting loves combined
together will make an eternal family.
Married people, if you love your own wife, if you love your own
husband, then when you look at other men or women, you will respect
and admire them just as you do your own family members. For men, the
female world is an extension of the world of your wife. One woman was
selected out of all the billions of women as a representative woman. A
woman must think of her husband as the representative of the entire
male race, the symbol or center of the male race.
When you go to the spirit world, that world works like this: The
person who has lots of love toward his own parents, toward his own
brothers and sisters, husband or wife, and children, that is, the
person who experiences a deep sense of love in family life will have
much, much freedom to maneuver. He can go horizontally in all
directions, everywhere without any limitation. In contrast, a person
who has no experience of love is narrow-minded. He isolates himself in
spirit world and has no freedom at all.
The love between parents and children is a vertical relationship; the
love between a husband and wife is a horizontal relationship, and the
love between brothers and sisters is a circling, surrounding
relationship. These three relationships are different. If you
experience here on earth a deep sense of love in these three different
ways, then you will be able to maneuver vertically without limitation,
horizontally without limitation, and circle around without limitation.
Those who did not taste parental love because of the early death of a
parent, for example, are tragic people in a way, because they lack
that very important aspect of experience. Likewise, those people who
never experienced family life, the husband and wife relationship, are
also in a way very poor in spirit world because they lack one
important aspect of life. Also, those without brothers and sisters are
in a poor position because they can not live a full life in spirit
world with one whole area of experience lacking. A wholesome family
life, therefore, has grandparents, parents and children. If one
generation is lacking, the family somehow feels crippled. The ideal
family alone can serve as the building block of the Kingdom of God on
We have the mission to create the ideal family here on earth. When
those children who enjoy a deep warmth of love with their grandmother
and grandfather go out into society, into the New York streets, for
example, they will feel very close to the senior citizens. To them the
senior citizens will look like their own grandmother and grandfather.
Somehow they will want to talk to them; they will feel close to them.
When a young person who is used to helping his grandparent at home
sees a senior citizen needing assistance, that young person will dash
to him and help. If sons and daughters enjoy their father and mother's
love, when they go out and see someone like Daddy, someone like Mommy,
they will feel very close to them. They will want to talk to them and
help them. That close feeling will manifest itself automatically.
Also, when those who have a beautiful tie between brothers and sisters
go out into society, they will have more intimate relationships with
their surrounding neighbors and will get along well. When a sister and
brother who have a deep relationship go out and deal with the opposite
sex, they are very natural. They don't feel any carnal or unhealthy
feeling, but experience a brother-sister feeling. The Kingdom of God
here on earth is the family that can truly experience such loving
relationships with God at the center.
This year I declared as the motto of the year 1977: The Kingdom of God
on Earth and the Ideal Family. Now we have come to the era when we can
physically construct the Kingdom of God here on earth by creating the
family. You individually must become members of a heavenly family on
the horizontal level. We must experience this love in our society and
our world. For you, Heavenly Father, God, is in the grandparent
position. The True Parents are in your parent's position, and you are
in the true son's and daughter's position. Even though there are many
billions of people in this world, you are just like Adam and Eve who
were born in the Kingdom of God, in the garden of Eden. You are like a
person who was just created by God in the garden of Eden. By setting
this condition you can experience your own Kingdom of Heaven here on
earth, and you can qualify for the eternal Kingdom of God in Heaven.
We are bringing back the garden of Eden. We are bringing the entire
world population into the Adam-type family. That's what your job is
going to be. All men of the world are brothers. Once you live in the
full realization of that, no matter how much Satan may try, he will
have no condition to accuse you. If you recognize Heavenly Father,
belong completely to True Parents, and completely make yourself the
direct heir of Adam, how could Satan have any power to accuse?
If we had the ability to telecast the entire heavenly new truth
through the networks by satellite for seven years, within that time we
could really turn this world upside down into the new heavenly family.
The important thing is we won't have to ask the people to come and
join. Not at all. All we will have to do is let them know the truth,
let them know its value. Once they recognize the value, we won't have
to ask them to come or to do anything. For their own sake, for their
own good, they will just fight to come in. They will be able to see
clearly that their eternal life depends upon it.
By loving True Parents you are loving God because you have a visible
symbol. How wonderful! God is invisible, but having True Parents you
have a visible symbol. When you love the True Parents' children and
love the True Parents, you are actually loving Heavenly Father because
they are the manifestation of His spirit. Why is this? Because they
are the king and queen of love. They are the manifestation, the
personification of the love of God.
This year we are going to concentrate on the construction of the ideal
family and on this love of parents. When you see poor people and
beggars, look at them from the viewpoint of God, with parental love.
Before anybody touches them, you should go and embrace them as a
member of their family. Wherever we stretch out our arms to those in
the world, we create a little creek flowing from the reservoir of God.
God is pouring out the water of life and the water is flowing through
your creek, all the way down to wherever you go. The deeper the creek
you create, the more water will go through that creek. You are serving
like the trunk of a tree or as a small reservoir. You are in a
position to distribute the love of God.
Sisters, I want to ask you a serious question. When you get married
and have a home, will you welcome your own physical parents as well as
your in-laws? America hates in-laws; can you love them? America today
is truly hungry for parental love. You know the phenomena of hippies
who run away from home. These phenomena occur because the young people
don't taste love at home. They are hungry for love, but they cannot
taste parental love, grandparents' love, or brothers' love at home, so
they run away somewhere to try to satisfy themselves. If you welcome
your own parents, your own in-laws and you serve them and love them
just as you love your own True Parents, then you could be a saint.
Today in America, what are the many senior citizens, grandmothers and
grandfathers, doing? They are just wasting themselves in senior
citizens' homes. They have a couple of friends, the sun during the
day, the moon at night. Watching the sun during the day and moon
during the night, they wait for the day of death. That's a pitiful
Here in America I heard a very uncomfortable report of family life.
When one couple was visited by their own parents, they nagged them,
"Why didn't you call me? If you had, we could have prepared dinner for
you." This may sound very kind, but actually I said, "How ridiculous!
Since when do parents have to call and make dinner reservations?" If
God were coming to Adam's house, would God call Adam and say, "I'm
coming; prepare my dinner." In the sight of God, that is absolutely
unacceptable. The children's home is the parents' home. The parents'
home is the children's home.
Here in America, when a little baby comes out of the nursery in the
hospital, he or she goes right into a separate room at home. The
babies seldom sleep together with their own parents. Therefore they
can not feel the warmth of love from their parents. They are very
seldom fed by their mother's milk. Not sleeping together with their
parents, the children are just like pets. You should not treat your
children like that.
It is a beautiful scene when a couple of children come and want to
sleep together with their father and mother. It's all right. Accept
them. If there's not enough room, then sleep upside down, one head
this way, one head that way. Organize a little better! The children
may actually think it's uncomfortable to sleep between their big
parents, but they feel good. The next morning they say, "Mommy, I want
to do that again!" Children must feel the temperature of their
Look at God's point of view. Do you think God would say, "Well this is
my son's room, my daughter's room, my first son's room, my second
daughter's room, my baby's room." Too many bedrooms would be needed in
Let's say a good thing happened in a heavenly home. Then what is the
first thing that happens? They share it. If a good thing happens to
Eve, she wants to share it with Adam. She calls, "Adam, where are you?
Come here." If something good happened to him, he would call Eve, and
God is the same. It's wonderful.
If a good thing happened would a father say, "Don't call your younger
brother. He is a greedy man and we don't want to celebrate together
with him. Don't call your elder sister. She is a very stingy person,
and we don't want to share with her." Do you think that would happen?
Once a joyful thing happens, they want to laugh together in all
different ways, to make a harmony of laughters.
Those who set up a boundary saying, "Oh, nobody can bother me; no one
can disturb me," create their own satanic prison, satanic fence. You
have to knock out all barriers or fences from around you.
From 1977 on we are going to initiate such a movement. All the women
of Unification Church need to be trained to serve their grandparents,
to satisfy them and give them some comfort and happiness. Think of
yourself. In your mind you have been thinking, hiding someone. "I
don't like that brother. Even though he is my own brother, I don't
like him so much." or "I am not that close with my own sister." If you
have animosity in your heart for some person, you must go to a similar
person and serve her, serve him, and try to make up. We have to learn
how to live together in human relationships. How can we serve each
other? Unless you can be a harmonizing, unifying family person, you
will not be admitted into the Kingdom of God as a good citizen. You
will not be qualified.
Those who really have a special distaste for senior citizens and older
persons, grandparents and grandmothers, raise your hand, please. There
are many, I'm sure, but you are afraid to raise your hands. Those who
are fond of old people and don't mind speaking to them, who want to
give them some kind of comfort, raise your hands. There are many
people who didn't raise their hands.
What if I would assign you to a grandmother and grandfather 500 years
old? Would you volunteer to serve them? The kind of person who loves
older people, the older the better, would be very good because, after
all, who is the oldest person in the universe? God is really the
oldest grandfather! Those who love God will be in a position to love
everybody younger than God.
In the garden of Eden, God's ideology was "familyism," grand big old
familyism. God's family includes all races. Japanese can go into that
family, Americans, blacks, Puerto Ricans and everyone. Those who
dislike living with other people are the ones who will be expelled
from God's family. "All right, if you don't like everybody else, get
Is the ideal as simple as one color? Just red, is that ideal? Or would
a combination and harmony of many different colors be ideal? Which
one? When you paint a masterpiece do you need only white paint? No,
you need all kinds of paint. White people alone could not come up with
a beautiful painting. You need everyone, red, yellow, light and dark,
black and white, everyone.
Do horses say, "You black horse go away. We are the brown horse
family. Don't come near us." Do they say that? Do dogs segregate
themselves saying, "You black puppy, go away, we are the brown
puppies"? Is that true? Do they dislike each other? Do they care about
or even recognize different colors? Then why do men? Man was supposed
to be greater than they.
Something is wrong, fundamentally wrong. We have to fix it, mend it. I
come as the champion to repair that which is out of order. We must
repair the human race. Do you think God will say, "Rev. Moon, don't do
that, don't touch it"? Do you think God will say that? Those people
who say, "Rev. Moon, don't touch us, leave us alone," are the people
to whom God will say, "OK, I'm sorry, but get out of my house."
This year, 1977, we must inherit the tradition of our own parent, God
in heaven. We must adopt His ideology as our ideology, His way of life
as our way of life. Unmarried men and women, you are going to look
forward to the ideal family and the creation of such a home. You must
become individually ready for it, trained for it and disciplined for
it. Married people should be in a position to really live the heart of
God in your home.
Today we must pledge together to our Heavenly Father that this year's
motto is going to be centered upon the ideal family. We must exert
ourselves and construct the Kingdom of God here on earth. The motto
is: The Kingdom of God on Earth and the Ideal Family. We must live up
to God's expectation and the True Parents' expectation and be ready to
truly center on this heavenly family to come. Those who pledge to
become such persons raise your hands and show your pledge. May God
bless each one of you. Thank you very much. Let us pray.