REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE DESIRE OF GOD
June 19, 1977
Belvedere, New York
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
All of mankind, men and women together, have desires they want to have
fulfilled. There are many kinds of people with many different types of
ambitions; some want to become judges, others to become scientists,
and still others to become writers. Nations also have ambitions;
certain countries pursue political ambitions, while others pursue
economic goals, and others pursue religious goals. The same is true of
the world; the democratic world has its ambitions, and the communist
world has its ambitions. It is equally true that God has desires.
There are many kinds of ambitions and many approaches to fulfilling
them, whether on the individual, social, national, or world levels.
None of these are necessarily parallel all the time, but everything is
flowing in a certain direction. When I go out to sea I can see that
even the vast ocean flows in a certain direction. Air is the same; all
over the globe the currents of air and changing temperatures on the
surface of the earth are influencing the weather.
Just like the water and the air, mankind is also flowing in a certain
direction. Every day of our lives we have some ambition we want to see
fulfilled, and later when you set up your homes and have families you
will have ambitions for their futures. Every day we look for something
exciting and good to happen. In each of the four distinct seasons of
the year--spring, summer, autumn, and winter-and in the seasons of our
lifetimes we have certain desires we would like to fulfill.
Our universe has a certain overpowering destiny which encompasses our
smaller destinies. The most important problem is whether such a
destiny moves at random, or whether there is a certain discipline and
direction which guides the universe. That is the question. What do you
think? Is everything moving at random, or is there a basic discipline
and will? Does the universe itself make up its mind, "This is the
direction to go"? There must be some guiding principle within the
universe, but who is going to be its subject or center?
What cause and motivation
gives direction to the universe?
Certainly there was will before there was existence, and that will
emerged according to the principles of the universe. Do you recall the
moment you first came out of your mother's womb into the universe? Did
you inhale air first, or exhale first? You might have some opinion,
but how do you know? Our question is, as a newborn baby, were you
conscious of inhaling air? Does that sort of thing happen
automatically according to universal law or principle, or does each
baby make up his own mind?
Did you decide whether to open or close your eyes when you first
emerged? A child is fed many times at his mother's breast, but is a
baby educated before birth about how to suck its mother's milk? How
does a baby know about such things before he comes into the world?
There is definitely some invisible, yet very strong force in the
universe, which is pulling and controlling universal interaction. No
matter how trivial or small it may be, nothing happens at random.
There is a theory of evolution which concludes that the universe moves
forward by its own will. How could evolution come about without having
some cause, process, and result? Without some guiding will, how could
this complex world ever emerge? There is definitely a cause and
motivation which gives direction to the entire universe.
Could that direction be determined by existence itself? For example,
as soon as we were born we opened our eyes to look out. What were our
eyes actually doing? There was direction in that action, and behind
that direction was a purpose. The cause behind all existence
determines the direction it takes in moving toward the goal;
therefore, everything has a certain function to fulfill. Thus we can
say that the universe is not evolving at random.
Many people claim that there is a process of spontaneous evolution and
that everything happens naturally. However, even behind this "natural"
evolution there is a hidden cause, direction and purpose by which
everything follows a certain disciplined direction and way of life.
Everything in existence is moving in its respective direction,
continuously striving to reach its perfection and to achieve some
Evolutionists insist that the path of development in the world follows
a straight line, and yet the entire universe moves in a circling
motion. The seasons follow in the same sequence, and history itself
moves in cycles. If everything in the universe advances in a circular
pattern, why does evolution itself not follow the same pattern?
Electricity flows through circular give and take of plus and minus.
Even within matter as hard as a diamond, circular motion is seen
between subject and object inside billions of atoms; when their give
and take is tightly organized, those atoms create hard matter. By
examining the universe we come to the conclusion that man's life has
to be included in this universal law; man does not just come out of
the dirt to live one life and then vanish. Human life implies much
There must be some basic universal energy from which ' our life
springs. We talk about a governing principle, but can you see that
principle with your own vision? The principle is invisible and can
only be understood after explanation, but even so that invisible
principle is always in the subject position and the entire visible
world is nothing but the manifestation of it. Man did not evolve out
of this earth, but from some invisible principle in the depths of
God's heart. God's will and principle preceded you visible men and
women, and an invisible idea of man existed which God manifested into
the visible form of man. God's will is for man to reach a certain
perfection and then return with that perfection to the invisible world
which cannot be seen with our physical eyes.
Circular motion allows perfect give and take
Let us think for a moment about why all life exists in circular motion
and a circular shape. In give and take action energy is moving in two
opposite directions, and unless the give and take action produces a
circular motion the subject and object will only clash. In God's law,
therefore, the creation is based on circular motion. When perfect
giving is responded to by perfect receiving, there is complete
perfection of circular motion, meaning that no confrontation results
and no energy is wasted. When energy is given in less than a perfectly
circular motion the reception is also imperfect and the total energy
is reduced. This is the law of movement. Why is this universe round?
In order to have the perfect conditions for give and take.
There is a very beautiful Oriental concept of "won mon." "Won" means
"round," and "mon" means "complete fullness." This concept means that
in the state of perfection one must be perfectly round and also filled
completely. Oriental philosophy reveres this state of roundness and
Why are men and women so different? A man is like a piston, tending to
push out and be aggressive in nature. Women are more internal and
withdrawn in character, being the recipients of man's aggressiveness.
The act of pitching a baseball is an aggressive motion, while the act
of catching is receiving and more passive. Does the ball itself just
move in a straight line, or is it circling? Do you think a bullet
moves in a simple straight line, or is it rapidly whirling? Every
motion contains a circular element. All the forms of the human body
are primarily round; look at your eyes and the shape of your fingers
and limbs. You cannot find any portion of your body which is nearly
square. Your teeth are the hardest portion of your body, but they too
are rounded in shape.
The solar system, the galaxies, and the heavenly bodies are all round
and are moving in a circular motion. In the Unification Church our
principle is the same. Because of circular motion we believe that if
we can just continue our positive giving then we will receive positive
things in the future. Whatever we give is never ultimately lost but
Every action follows a circular path. For example, when you kick a
ball, will it fly up in the air and then fall down at a 90 degree
angle? No ball moves like that, but instead follows a curving path.
When a speeding automobile makes a turn it always tilts away from the
direction of the turn. Making a turn is actually the most dangerous
moment in driving anything, and at that moment you must stay close to
the ground to avoid an accident. In the same way, when God is in
motion He is closest to men when making a turn. Such a time is
particularly dangerous and severe and accidents can easily happen;
however, it is also the time when we can expect some revolutionary new
As you watch a thrilling movie, why do you get so excited when the
action moves closer to the edge of life and death? When children at a
playground ride a play horse they still bounce up and down. If the
horse is not moving then why does its rider move? The rider just wants
to get into the action. If you find yourself in the midst of a fearful
situation or doing some adventurous thing then you inhale very deeply,
and after the suspense is over you naturally exhale very deeply.
Because everything occurs according to universal law and principle,
our lives also flow in circular motion. One man and woman together
make one life of circular motion. As we get older and become senior
citizens our hair will turn gray and even white. Many children are
born with light hair, which turns darker as they get older, then
becomes light again when they are old.
God loves the harmony that embraces all extremes
In the northern countries people often have white complexions and very
light hair, but toward the southern part of the earth people have
darker complexions and hair. Why do you think black people are so
successful in sports? White people basically have a well-developed
upper body, but they tend to have long skinny legs and are unstable if
they are attacked from below. On the other hand, black people are
strongest in their middle part and legs, which is why they can run
The other day I watched a basketball game in which one team had a
black champion who was about my height. The white players were very
tall, but this shorter black man broke through their defense by
jumping, almost up to the level of the basket. Black people have a
stronger foundation in their legs, which gives them a great advantage
in athletics. Many U.S. Olympic champions are black people, for
Oriental people are balanced, h their upper and lower portions the
same, like a log. Look at the Japanese people for example; they are
short and straight, top to bottom. White people represent the northern
part of the earth and black people represent the southern part, while
yellow people represent the combination of the two. Even when compared
according to body construction, we can see that yellow people are in a
position to harmonize both extremes.
From these examples we can learn that one cannot find perfection
within oneself alone. God does not give total perfection to any one
group of people because He is thinking in terms of creating harmony;
He created both extremes to have them become perfectly harmonized. The
most ideal and dramatic harmony is not seen in just bridging a short
distance. Instead, God wanted to see breadth and depth of motion from
one extreme to another in order to generate the most dramatic beauty.
The race problem in America is very great at this particular time.
Racial discrimination begins by looking at something different than
yourself with scornful eyes. White is the color that reflects every
wavelength in the spectrum. Just like white reflects away colors,
white people have tended to separate from people of other colors, a
tendency which has in many cases involved them in racial war. In
comparison, black absorbs every wavelength of the spectrum. Since
white and black have opposite characteristics they must have give and
take. You cannot exist for only one race because to repel the other
will bring only ruin. There must be total giving and total receiving
Is the earth itself more black than white? The peaks of mountains are
white because they are covered by snow, while the valleys are black
because topsoil from higher up is washed down by the rains. The black
race characteristically absorbs the qualities of other people. Like
snow on top of a mountain, the white race can be said to be cold in
character; white people have always lived in the northern part of the
world, and to protect themselves they had to resist their environment.
Their kind of stubbornness, which could overcome the cold, is so
strong that white people do not easily compromise or readily embrace
anyone else. I am not being critical of white people, but analyzing
their qualities in a geographical way; I have observed human nature
all over the world.
Paralleling the fact that weather in the valley is always warmer and
all kinds of elements are being washed down from the mountains, black
people have the capacity to embrace all kinds of human elements. They
have a greater appreciation of many different kinds of human emotions.
My conclusion is that the white culture must be harmonized with the
black culture in order to make one culture of roundness and fullness.
This is God's purpose in sending an Oriental man to the Western world;
I come as a mediator to merge the two cultures into one ideal,
Beauty includes contrast
I haven't even started on my main subject yet and already one hour has
passed! The universe has a will which is translated into Principle,
and all resulting existence moves in circular motion and is round.
Why? Positive giving and positive receiving harmonized together can
create an ideal shape and an ideal means of existence.
I described how white people tend to live in the northern lands and on
high ground covered by snow. Higher places are closer to God and
symbolize God's ideal. However, does the pinnacle of the mountain
exist for its own sake, or for the sake of the valley? Whatever comes
down from the top of the mountain always ends up in the valleys on
either side; the mountain is in a position to link and harmonize the
two valleys. In the 20th century, the valleys are represented by the
cultures of the Orient, plus the cultures of the Middle East and
Africa. As the embodiment of Western culture, America represents the
In the last days, America is to serve as the link between the Eastern
and Western valleys. Americans should willingly fulfill this role
because as a Christian nation America is in the position closest to
God and is God's representative. Since America has not been fulfilling
this role, I have come to the top of the mountain.
God is looking for harmony between the races, which is similar to
harmony between a mountain and a valley. These same principles work in
every phase of our unification way of life, including marriage. The
white, black and yellow races in the East and West can create a new
kind of harmonized human race. God wants you to be dramatic. He would
most enjoy couples who come from such different backgrounds that they
have to travel around the world to visit their relatives. That kind of
dramatic visit is more in God's taste. God thinks it is most dramatic
and exciting to see a white mother feeding her black baby, and vice
The characteristics of beauty include contrast, like the combination
of blonde hair, blue eyes, and white teeth. At sea there is nothing
but blue water for miles and miles, and after awhile the blue color
becomes boring. If suddenly you see a black ship approaching from far
away, that black dot attracts your entire attention. When the black
ship raises its white sails it becomes more exciting and dramatic to
watch. If the black ship raises a multi-colored flag, it becomes
absolutely gorgeous. Since everything else around is blue, you become
content to watch only the black ship with white sails and
multi-colored flag. That is what I call dramatic.
I am causing a lot of controversy because the white culture is like a
vast ocean in which a yellow dot has suddenly appeared, and is
attracting attention. Some Americans are not welcoming me. But God has
been sailing vast oceans and is bored with man's present culture. All
of a sudden I have appeared like the black ship, and God is focusing
His entire attention upon me. I will not only raise white sails, but
also the multi-colored flags of all the nations. Put yourself in God's
position and look down on the little ship, raising white sails and
waving multi-colored flags. It is a very dramatic sight to behold.
You are the sailors on that ship which is attracting so much
attention. White, black, yellow, red, and brown people are waving to
the nations. There is a great deal of excitement and action on our
boat! If you were to go to a world's fair but only white or black
people were there, you would say that it was not a good world's fair.
All the colors are needed to make a bustling and exciting place,
I am wearing a gray suit. Why did I wear a tie with red dots? Simply
because that is dramatic and attracts attention. Do you know why I
wear this little tie tack in the middle? Because that is where my
heart is located.
Women wear necklaces and ornaments which usually hang down in the area
of the heart. The necklace attracts attention to the place where your
heart and love are. It is as if you are saying, "Come to my love." It
would be convenient to feed your babies if God had put women's breasts
on top of their arms, but instead He wanted to have mothers nurse
their sons and daughters close to their hearts. It represents giving
their love. When you analyze things from this point of view, the whole
universe becomes intoxicating.
Those who were obedient to the
universal destiny have changed history
I have strayed from the main topic, which is the desire of God. I said
at the beginning that there is a predestined will which produced the
Principle, and that no matter what people may say or do they are
destined to follow the rhythm or pulse of the Principle. No one has
the power to stop or compromise the will of God, and wise people are
obedient to that will; instead of fighting it, they sail with it. In
the Western world, men of wisdom are those who are discontent with
their present materialistic culture, and are searching for new vision
and spiritual elements in the Oriental culture in order to harmonize
with the universal destiny.
There is no one who wants to destroy themselves or to be destroyed.
Then why is everything declining today? The only explanation is that
the universal destiny is moving in one direction, and those people who
do not walk parallel with it are headed toward ruin.
The people who change history are those who breathe the destiny of the
universe and try to be obedient to its rhythm. There is not one type
of person who does not desire to be a hero of mankind, but some people
are ruining themselves while others are progressing. Why is that? As I
said before, one group of people is moving with the direction of the
universal destiny, while another group is rebelling against that
Suppose you must jump across a river; first you measure and decide how
high you must jump to get to the other side. The people who do not
follow the universal destiny are like the people who fail to realize
how far they must jump and fall into the water. We must harbor a noble
vision and high ideal, but the fulfillment of such a goal will require
the longest possible preparation time. God is the same way. He has
been preparing for thousands of years for the one final leap. Because
His dream is so great, it needs tremendous preparation.
Apollo It's actual performance took only a few days, but years of
research, thousands of people and billions of dollars were involved.
If you draw a picture of the earth and the moon, you can jump from the
earth to the moon and back again on paper. It's that simple. By the
same token, if you picture the Unification Church and God's ideal
world, you can easily jump back and forth. You have done it both on
the blackboard and also in your mind. The actual launching of the
Apollo 11 ship was not that easy, however, and neither is our
launching to the Kingdom of God.
I often hear people say that they think the Divine Principle is superb
but they do not want to be a part of the Unification Church. God does
not need those people. Having their attitude is like saying that you
like the idea of going to the moon and back again, but you do not want
to do it. Your vision is broad because you have a blueprint; no matter
how difficult each day may be, you must cover new territory and move
toward the actual realization of that blueprint. That is our way of
Last year, in 1976, the emphasis was on the Yankee Stadium and
Washington Monument rallies, but all of a sudden in 1977 1 am pushing
everyone out to sell The News World. Who knows what the emphasis will
be next year! I may say, "Eat and sleep for 24 hours a day or I'll hit
you." Everybody is probably thinking, "Boy, I'm glad that day is
coming. Father will have us eat as much as we want and sleep 24 hours
a day." But I tell you, such a life is real hell. After one week you
will say, "Father, let's go out and sell The News World a little bit."
In 1976 we had rallies according to our blueprint and we took one step
forward. In 1977, selling The News World is another step forward. The
important thing is that we have a masterplan, and every day we are
advancing toward the ultimate goal. Do not be shortsighted.
Yesterday I took a group of members fishing at Barrytown. They were
ambitious and eager to beat the record of the New York Church and the
IOWCs in Barrytown fishing, but they did not catch many fish at all. I
think that was providential. They were doing a very good job fishing,
and looking down at them God smiled and said, "I love you very much.
But to love you more, I'll teach you a little lesson. If you catch
lots of fish you will be arrogant, and you should be humble." So God
gave them a small catch. The person who learned a lesson from that
experience at Barrytown is a great man. He learned he should not take
for granted that he can do everything well.
Difficulty should strengthen your determination
Everything has meaning and a reason, and there is no such thing as a
total failure. Tears roll down your face when you cry, but if your
mind falls down with your tears, there is no hope. However, if you are
determined and your mind rises, then you can utilize every situation
for the best.
Persecution should not drag you down or discourage you but should make
your determination rise. The Unification Church is in a position to be
persecuted and misunderstood, so this is your opportunity to develop
strong determination and become an invincible force. That is the way
of the Principle. The person who is capable of going deep down into
the valley is also capable of jumping to the pinnacle of the mountain.
The pinnacle is never linked to another pinnacle but to the valley,
and together they have a common destiny. This is a universal
principle. Those in the valley can one day come to the pinnacle of the
We in the Unification Church are receiving terrible treatment from the
world, as though we were being pushed deep into the valley. The
important thing to remember is that the valley is linked to the
highest part of the pinnacle, and with determination we can climb up
the mountain. It is not easy, however, and you need a champion who
will be the first to reach the top of the mountain. He will plant a
stake at the top and let down a rope by which other people can climb
up; then they eventually will build a cable car. Scaling the mountain
is not easy!
You are living in both extremes, with the world trying to push you
down into misery and your God-centered vision and ideal on the highest
peaks. No one in history has ever accomplished what you envision, and
your way of life is the most difficult way. Once we set up the cable
car to the peak, its lines will stretch for miles and miles, and
people will wait for days and years to obtain a ticket to get to the
You are engineers who are setting up the cable car line from the top
of the mountain to the bottom of the valley, and I am the foreman and
chief engineer. God has been working for thousands of years to bring
mankind up from the lowest point of human misery to the pinnacle of
His ideal. Many have tried to follow God up the mountain. Women have
tried to follow, but as the road got steeper and more rugged they
decided to drop out. Men have not been any different. They were
determined to follow, but halfway up they also dropped out. God
brought provisions for the journey and He fed His followers along the
way, but as time passed they saw that God had less and less. Being
afraid for themselves, they said, "God, we thought we knew You, but
You are not the almighty God we thought You were. We are going our own
way." This realistically describes how man has deserted God.
The important thing to understand now is that because you are too
close to the ground you do not see the pinnacle; instead you see
nothing but trees. You cannot even see the other side of the forest.
It may seem that you are not making any progress at all. Of course it
would be much easier to feel inspired if you could see the pinnacle,
but as you climb the steep, dark hill there is no destination in
sight. When you turn around to gaze all the way down to the valley it
is easy to become jittery and fearful. Many people change their minds,
thinking, "I'm not going to be stupid! Some fools may still want to
climb the mountain, but I will be wise and turn around." Are you that
type of person?
Ever since Adam and Eve, all mankind has given up after gaining a
certain distance. That is human history. You may say, "Today is a very
hot day so let us take a day off and not climb." Would you still want
to go even though your body may ache? The closer you get to the
pinnacle, the more exhausted you will become.
As God is leading His children to the pinnacle, greedy people with
hidden personal ambition will certainly give up and even Satan will
eventually give up. But God wants His children to become victorious.
Who will remain? The person will remain who says, "It's not for my own
personal glory that I go. This is my destiny, and nothing under the
sun can stop me except my own death." If even at the moment of death
you still harbor hope then you will live spiritually, and God will
pick someone to canny on your tradition.
We have reached the highest point
ever attained in history
We must be determined to go on until the moment God Himself gives up,
insisting, "As long as God is alive, there is no way my hope will
die." Only a person with that conviction has the possibility of
reaching the pinnacle. I did not say that he is guaranteed of reaching
the top, but he does have the possibility of reaching the top. The
person with determination and vision will find the shortest possible
route and reach the top. What kind of person are you? Are you the type
who can determine that even though you may die you will still leave
behind a shining tradition and the tools and provisions posterity will
need to reach the top? I am doing precisely that.
We have traveled far from the starting point, and below us we can see
the points where mankind before us has always turned around. Even
though your path is not yet completed, you have reached the highest
point ever attained in history, including by the spirit world. Keep
climbing the mountain until 1981 and you will reach the pinnacle. Do
you want to die after you reach the top, or do you want to prepare a
banquet and invite God to, a victory celebration? You should be
prepared for a celebration, and bring along what you will contribute.
The Unification Church has started many endeavors, such as performing
arts and businesses, which are all preparation for the banquet on the
final day! When you reach the top, don't you want to say, "These are
the gifts for the banquet. I made them with my own hands, Heavenly
Father." That is the way I think. In order for you to do that, I am
driving you relentlessly in order to reach the standard which will get
you to the peak. Do you mind? The important thing is whether you
welcome it with bubbling enthusiasm and such a sense of urgency that
there is no time to even use the bathroom.
The person who can completely forget his biological needs is truly
crazy to fulfill God's mission. In Korea it often happened in the
early days of our church that members would not want to miss even one
minute of my speech in order to go to the bathroom. Such people are
hard to compete with because they have no concept of time passing, and
no realization of their physical needs. God wants to have that kind of
dramatic children. God wants dignified and loyal sons and daughters He
can be proud of for eternity, children who are unique and
unprecedented in all of history.
When I ask who wants to follow me up the mountain the women always
answer quickly, "We do!" But later they drop by the wayside. Women are
champions for answering. The men do not always answer right away, but
they go farther than the women. Is that right or wrong? That is true
of Oriental women at least. Are American women different? You are not
too much different in height, your voices sound the same, and your
hands are tiny. American women are like Korean and Japanese women
You women must make up your minds this morning that you will not be
defeated by the men no matter what. As you climb the mountain behind
some man, he may not be moving quickly. You should reach out and
inspire him. For example, you could say, "The banquet will begin soon,
and we must get to the pinnacle quickly. Perhaps there will be a
blessing there." That is more inspiring to a man than if you kicked
him. When he hears that he will say, "Oh, oh, yes." The best way to
inspire men is through love, and the same is true of women.
We must be prepared to give God a banquet
History is the chronicle of man trying to reach the peak, and the
Messiah is the one who starts from the very bottom of hell and climbs
up to the top of the mountain first. When you also reach the top and
come before God, He will call out to the world, "Look at these
champions among men and women. I am proud of my sons and daughters and
I will honor them. The entire universe must bow down to them." This
will be God's order. The entire universe will answer, "Yes, Father,"
and it will bow down.
In the Unification Church the blessing is actually given out
seven-tenths of the way up the mountain because individuals cannot
finish the final portion alone. Therefore, the blessing is given at
that point, and with the power of a loving relationship as couples,
men and women will go forward together to the final banquet in the
sight of God. That is our way of life in the Unification Church.
What kind of person would you like to become? Do you want to be the
one who arrives in time for the banquet after all the preparation has
been made by others, or do you want to be the first to arrive and help
build the palace at the banquet site? I am sure you want to be the
God is invisible and He cannot prepare the banquet ground. You not
only need to witness and do spiritual work, but you must build the
banquet hall. God would never go to Satan's banquet. Instead, you must
get to the pinnacle first to clear the wilderness and build the
banquet site. This means you must carry many materials to the top of
the mountain. All of our projects are needed as components of the
Until you reach the goal you may look miserable to non-members of the
Unification Church. No one will give you recognition on earth, and
even God is waiting until the day you reach the pinnacle. Are you
determined to reach the top? You must not blame anyone, or use anyone
as an excuse if you do not make it. Do not complain, or else when you
arrive at the banquet hall people will accuse you and say that you do
not deserve your blessing. If you steal the materials you bring, you
cannot present them as your own achievement. You must earn them with
your sweat, blood, and tears.
If you are not quite capable of playing a major role in building the
banquet hall, at least be someone who can be a positive element and
contribute to the banquet. Then you can say, "Father, this is my
banquet. We did it together." God does not desire thousands of
family-level banquets; instead He desires one banquet on the national
level, after having one whole nation restored. When God has one nation
under his direct dominion as a foothold on earth, we will have a day
God's desire is to reach the highest pinnacle where love is the
supreme way of life. You blessed couples should not worry about your
own surroundings, and whether you have a nice home and furniture at
this time. Worry instead about how to achieve the national level
quickly. Together we will give our total energy toward this
achievement and then go on to the worldwide and cosmic levels.
At the worldwide banquet we will offer all the treasures of the world
to God. Satan has always ruled the land, which is one-third of this
earth, but our goal is focused on the unstained area, the two-thirds
of the world which is the sea. I keep saying that the women of the
Unification Church should have an interest in the sea. Western women
should already be more interested in the sea because their eyes are
blue, like drops of water.
The desire of God is to see the day of the banquet of heaven and
earth. You must become the men and women who will make that banquet
possible. I may not see that day here on earth. Even if I do not, my
spirit will still live and you will ultimately reach the top. My
physical body may falter, but my spirit will go on. As long as I have
life here on earth, I will not spare one ounce of energy or one drop
of blood to accomplish God's will.
I am almost 60 years old; my life is one of total emergency and
urgency is my constant companion. Sometimes I wish I could be 30 years
old again like you, so that I could quickly finish everything while on
earth. This is the most urgent time of human history. Those of the
white, black, and yellow races should exert their last ounce of energy
to achieve this goal in their lifetimes. If I am not living on the
earth then this mission will become hundreds of times more difficult.
During the time I am living here on earth we must lay the major
foundation of unification and harmony and tradition. You stand in a
very fearful position because you are participating in the mission
during my lifetime. You must be able to echo my heart. If you do not,
you will not be able to lift up your face before God when you die.
Your ancestors will ask, "What did you do?" and you will face their
God desires that our church be God-centered and God-motivated. God
wants to know that I did my absolute best and that there is no more
ground to cover, and I want every member of the Unification Church to
receive that praise from God as well. God will say, "You are my sons
and daughters, and you did your absolute best. There is nothing more
to be done."
Have you reached that level of dedication and service? God has
declared that a super-emergency exists at this time in history. We can
make the third Sunday of June in 1977 the turning point. Shall we do
it? Then let's go over the hill. Thank you. Let us pray.