REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE RETURN TO TEARS
October 16, 1977
Belvedere, New York
Translator-Bo Hi Pak
American young people probably do not know much about tears. Because
America is basically an affluent country you never get really hungry or
really cold, and under those circumstances real suffering is far removed
from the American way of life. I want to ask those of you who never cried
to raise your hands. You all say you know the taste of tears, so let us
analyze for whom those tears were shed. For yourselves so far. How many
of you have experienced shedding tears for others? Only after joining
the Unification Church, right? Basically there are two kinds of tears,
the tears you shed for yourselves and the tears you shed for others.
With whom did the history of tears begin? I'm sure that the first
man and woman to shed tears were Adam and Eve and certainly God shed
tears because of the fall of man. Adam and Eve cried for themselves as
a result of the fall, but for whom did God shed tears? God is Father of
mankind and after seeing the degradation of His children at the fall of
man God shed tears not for Himself but in sorrow for Adam and Eve and
their anguish. The tears shed by Adam and Eve were for their own misery
but God shed the tears of goodness and the tears of mercy for the sake
of His children.
Those tears themselves are tragic. Man's history began in tears,
with sorrow and tragedy, and for God also history was first marked
by tears. Those tears meant tragedy for both man and God. Man really
deserved to shed tears for his sin, but God did not deserve to shed
tears. This history of tears originated with the ancestors of mankind
and has expanded down through the generations to all mankind today.
Human history is a repetition of the suffering of tears, emerging again
and again in suffering and struggle and broken-heartedness. Mankind has
been oppressed as individuals, families, tribes and nations with the
one suffering because of the other. No one has conquered the history
of tears. We have to grieve for the world and suffer in sorrow for the
consequences of history on all the different levels; then we may hope to
return to the origin of goodness. The fall of man actually began with
only two individuals, but because they were the ancestors of mankind
their actions shaped the history of the world. Their transgressions
brought the entire world down to tears.
Man has fallen down to the bottom and in order to raise ourselves up
everyone must advance step by step and eventually go beyond the realm of
tears. This is our mandate. The entire history of man's tears and sorrow
was all for the sake of himself. Man has been grieving over his own misery
but in order to go beyond the realm of that suffering we have to change
and reverse the purpose of tears. We still grieve but for a different
purpose. We need a reorientation in this world of tears to the other
kind of tears that God shed when He wept in grief for the sake of others.
First a man must shed tears for man,
and then he must discover the realm of God's tears
Where can man truly find happiness then? The ultimate happiness comes
when he can conquer not only the tears of man but of God as well. We
must restore the world to the realm where God no longer needs to shed
tears. The history of tears began because of the fall of man. When we
conquer the realm of man's degradation then we can certainly find the
realm where God and man no longer need to shed tears. This is precisely
the point we are approaching today. It is our destiny as men to go over
the two hills of tears. We must cross over these two hills in order to
be totally happy. Those who are trying to pursue the road of truth must
shed tears over the misery of humanity and taste the suffering of man. A
thinking man could only be grieved by the problems of man' the suffering
and dying of men and all the misery that permeates our society.
Many young people think about what the real purpose of life is and
they agonize over how and where they should direct their young energy.
That is the beginning of the road along which you will conquer tears.
Those people who never even think about those things-the meaning and
purpose of life and death-do not even belong to the species of man.
Thinking people wonder about their own lives and also about the society'
nation and world and they grapple with the problem of bringing a
solution to those who are suffering and in misery. Man has to think in
Grief over the suffering and sorrow of man alone will not bring any
lasting solution. Man has to go further, down to the bottom and origin
of tears. We have to go beyond human tears and realize the tears of
God. Tears that are shed for one's own sake or the sake of one's nation,
for the human level alone, cannot ultimately contribute to the over-all
solution of bringing back the ideal world here on earth. No matter what,
all of that is still within the realm of selfishness, being merely the
continuation of the tears that were shed by Adam and Eve for themselves.
Everyone must discover the new realm of tears that God has shed and
deeply experience the taste of those tears; otherwise we will never solve
human problems. This means learning how to shed tears beyond self-centered
suffering and misery. First we must discover God and discover God's
tears and become people who shed tears to alleviate the suffering of God.
I want you to know that those people in history known as saints and
holy men were people who learned about the tears of God. By centering upon
the grief and sorrow of God they have been looking at mankind from God's
point of view and shedding the same kind of tears that God shed. That is
a religious way of life and by shedding the same kind of tears that God
shed you become a co-worker of God's. What kind of religion stands as
a co-worker on the side of God? The religion that not only teaches man
to shed tears for humanity but to shed tears for God will undoubtedly
receive God's blessing and become the central religion of humanity. There
is absolutely no question about it.
The chief question is for whom you weep. If a village realizes that
a person is crying for the sake of the village then the entire village
has to bow down to him. That act is noble because it is not for the
person's sake but for the sake of the village. If there is someone
who sheds tears for the sake of the nation then the entire nation is
benefited and the citizens should bow down and respect that person.
The son of filial piety is one who shed tears not for himself, but
for the sake of his parents. Without exception the loyal subject is the
one who sheds tears for his own king and queen. Patriots are those who
shed tears for the sake of their own country and countrymen. A saint
or holy man is a different kind of person altogether. The patriot is
concerned for the
nation but a saint directs all his energy and tears for the sake of
God and all of humanity. Under that condition alone can we say that a
person has lived a saintly life.
Looking at the great saints in history, is there one who truly shed
tears in order to bring God and humanity together, even at the moment
of his death? Certainly we find one in the person of Jesus Christ. At
the moment of his own death on the cross he was worrying about his own
adversaries, the Roman soldiers who pierced him with their spears. He
shed his tears and sweat for the sake of his own enemies. Because Jesus
cried for his worst adversary he was actually crying for the sake of
all types of people. By shedding his tears for the sake of his worst
enemy Jesus not only won the hearts of all good men, but will also win
the respect of the worst kind of sinful man in history.
Jesus considered his own well-being last of all, praying at the end
that God accept his soul, for he had done his very best. Jesus directed
his whole life toward shouldering all of God's suffering here on earth
and as his life ended on the cross he could say that he had done it. You
can see how different were the selfish tears of Adam and Eve and the
unselfish tears Jesus shed. Both were falling down to their deaths as
they shed tears, Adam and Eve being the victims of their sin, and Jesus
being crucified on the cross. As they approached their spiritual death
Adam and Eve shed tears for themselves but Jesus shed tears for the sake
of humanity and for God and for his own enemies.
Christianity has forgotten that
its role is to share the tears of God
Christianity was supposed to inherit the tradition of Jesus Christ and
share the tears of God, but in the course of 2,000 years of history that
role has been forgotten. How can we distinguish the true Christianity
from the false one? Christian churches which are wrapped up in their
own sorrow or difficulties are churches of no life, but those which are
shedding tears for the sake of God and humanity and their own enemies are
the churches with life. For the first four centuries Christians endured
the utmost persecution and certainly they must have wept very much. The
problem is whether they cried for themselves alone.
Let's examine Christian faith and prayer in the past. How much have
Christians in the past cried for more than themselves or their own church
or nation? At most they may have thought about their own country when it
was in difficulty. Certainly God has answered that level of prayer a long
time ago. Christian prayers in history have not been wide enough; their
scope has only reached the level of their church or denomination and at
most their nation. How many Christian people have been praying for the
sake of all humanity, or for the heart of God and the cosmic dispensation?
Christian thinking has never extended that far because of the limit
of biblical teaching. The Bible says that at the end of the world God
will manifest His power of judgment and all evil people will be burned
in fire, with only the righteous and God-fearing people being lifted up
in the air to see the millennium. That's the concept Christians live
with so how could they pray for all of humanity? When you really know
God you know that such a scene could never happen. That is not the true
meaning of judgment.
History is looking forward to another epoch, the coming of the Lord
of the Second Advent. That marks the time when mankind for the first
time will learn to shed tears for all humanity, even including the
spirit world. Because of the limitations of its teachings, conventional
Christianity could not produce a man who could truly give himself for the
sake of humanity here on earth and in heaven. A new breed must emerge to
take responsibility for the entire cosmic dispensation, not only here on
earth but also in heaven. The Unification Church is born for that mission.
The Unification Church has a declaration for the world: We must go
beyond tears for our own selfish interests to the tears for humanity
and plunge into the tears of God so that we can conquer and eliminate
them. We must shed all of God's tears so that He has no more left.
That is the Unification Church's task. That's the realm that Adam and
Eve never even imagined existed.
No matter how many tears were shed for the sake of humanity,
those tears are meaningless unless you really know the love of God.
Ultimately speaking, we are going to be shedding tears for the very
heart and love of God. We must declare ourselves to be victorious
not only individually in rectifying the sorrow of God and becoming a
source of joy to Him, but also on the level of family, society, nation
and world. Our ultimate goal is to remedy the pain in God's heart, and
starting from this base to become the center of the family, the tribe,
a nation, the world and the cosmos. That's the way we should live as
individuals . No one has a guarantee that they will live on earth for
very long. You may start out to do that but you can never know whether
you will pass through every step that needs to be conquered.
When should you shed tears for God? Don, t wait until you reach the
family level but start right now. We are teaching that from the very
beginning of your commitment to this movement you must shed tears for
the heart of God. You must put yourself in the position of God, with
your eyes being God's eyes and your tears God's tears. You must look
after humanity as God would look after His own children.
All men represent Adam and all women represent Eve. There are five
colors of men and women; when you look at them as God looks at them
and weep and suffer for them, you are putting yourself absolutely in
the position of God. In that case can you be prejudiced about race and
think that God loves only a certain race of people?
We must be color-blind in the Unification Church and not distinguish
between races because God is color-blind. You are learning God's point
of view, seeing the world as God does. As we look at the world we grieve
over the suffering situation of humanity and cry out for them as God has
been doing. The amount of God's own feeling you experience will determine
the depth of God's love that can reach you. How much you become a portion
of God shall determine the quantity of God's love that you can experience.
At night God looks over the city of New York, grieving at the misery
there. The people do not even realize that God exists, that their own
Father exists. Almighty God is waiting to help but they don't even realize
they are all the children of God. How lonely God must be! How much God's
heart must be grieving. Can you imagine how lonely and aching God's heart
is, looking at so many of His children enslaved in the communist world?
The course of repentance
A true religion teaches the necessity of repentance but how many of
you know how to repent so far? Repentance must be an act of tears, not
for yourself, but for humanity and for the aching heart of God. Have
you experienced that kind of repentance? A repentant heart can say,
' 'Now I realize what a poor and miserable son I have been. I have
pierced Your heart over and over, never even realizing that You existed'
my Father. I have broken Your heart and now I come to You and need Your
forgiveness." This is the first repentance.
How do you know that your repentance can be accepted by God? You can
see proof in your own resurrection. When your heart has grown in such a
way that you totally put yourself on the side of God and in looking at
the world shed tears, you know that your tears are no longer for your
selfish purpose. Then you know your heart is with God.
Regardless where the heart of God moves, no power under the sun
can deter it. It moves straight forward, all the way to the end. As the
father, God is ceaselessly going after His own children but He will never
tire. When you put yourself totally on the side of God you are like
a parent trying to save your dying children. How can you as a parent
get tired or bored? You cannot help but go straight after hue inanity,
until every soul here on earth is saved. If you feel as their parent,
there is no way you can get tired. Our road may be getting tougher and
tougher and our tears may come more frequently, but does that mean that
we are retreating or giving up the mission? No, that will spur us on
First of all, have you ever cried out before heaven and earth, "God,
I have been a sinner, I have been the worst kind of criminal in Your
sight. Please forgive me"? Have you shed such tears yet? Have you said
to God' "I have no more personal ambition. I only ask for Your mercy upon
me"? Have you ever totally given yourself to do God's will, feeling that
if you receive God's mercy there is nothing you cannot do? This is
the first step, the freshman course.
In many cases people look for a convenient God who will smilingly
accept everything they are already attached to. Such people want God
to come in a very narrow gate. How about you, right now, in your own
heart? Have you ever thought about yourself as the worst kind of sinner,
who would give up anything to receive God's mercy and forgiveness? Have
you experienced that? By sincerely feeling that repentance, you can
liquidate your entire fallen past and disengage yourself from the
consequences of the fall.
From your individual tears and misery you can make a gigantic leap
from one world to the other, from the human level of tears to the level
of God's tears. You can do this because you can disengage yourself from
the iniquity of the past, freeing yourself from all the attachments
That point is critically important. You have been crying your own
tears, but at this point of repentance you can meet the tears of God and
be embraced by the merciful, loving God. You are then experiencing the
grief and agony of Adam and Eve, but at the same time you are experiencing
the suffering heart of God. The two start at one point. You must pass
through that experience. Unless you pass through that realm, you will
never understand the love of God, no matter what.
Words alone are empty. What you need is to shed so many tears that
your eyes swell shut and you cannot bear to open them in the sunlight.
We need men who are able to shed the tears of God. Nothing can happen
with dry eyes. It is in tears that most of the re-creation process takes
place. In that atmosphere alone can the re-making of a new man, society,
nation, world and new universe take place. That's why the declaration
is made in the Bible, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." By
repentance you can come nearer to the kingdom and to union with God.
Without your tears, your sweat
and blood have nothing to do with God
This is the way of life of the Unification Church. Nothing bothers us
if we put ourselves in an unconditional position. 1n that we are different
from ordinary, secular people who center the world around themselves.
I want you to know that without tears, no matter how much sweat you
shed, it has nothing to do with God's work. No matter how much blood
you shed, without tears it has nothing to do with God. Tears are the
link between you and God. Tears must come together with your sweat and
blood because otherwise you are not walking the road of restoration.
We must return to tears.
You have cried for yourself but in doing that you bring yourself
down to the sinful world. In crying over your own ambitions and desires
you are actually declaring to the world, "I am an ally of Satan."
Unselfish crying for the sake of God is a sacred and divine thing.
In order to shed tears for God you must first find the right
environment. If you stay in a very comfortable place and try to cry for
God, tears will never come to your eyes. Instead, you must go after the
situation where you can be stimulated to shed tears for God.
What is that battleground? That is where you wage war against Satan
and Satan comes against you. In other words, that is where you make
yourself a champion of God and fight the battle against Satan. There are
all kinds of places where you will inevitably be affected so that you
can taste the tears of God. You have to go out to the world and disturb
everyone. Take their children to the side of God; take their wealth and
power to the side of God.
How can you do this? The fallen process began with words, but words
which were lies. Satan took everything away from God, not with weapons
and violence, but with words. By the same token you will give the word
and love of God to bring back to God the things Satan took away. False
love and lies brought about the fall and therefore the truth and true
love of God will bring the satanic things back to God. It's very logical
restoration. The entire world is starving for truth and true love. If
you really become a heavenly messenger and disseminate the truth and
the love of God, then people will be gathered to you like small metal
pieces pulled by a magnet. That is exactly what I have done. I came to
America and have been
plundering the young people from the satanic world to God's world. God
has the power to pull everybody eventually. I am determined to shake up
the world so the world is disturbed.
We shed tears for God and humanity and other people get upset with us
over their children and their belongings. Actually this is a confrontation
of two kinds of tears. We have to cross this bridge of tears. When you
go to witness to the people and try to bring spiritual children you must
shed tears for them; unless you are tearfully loving them and thinking
of them you will lose them. You must be so moved as to speak about the
truth with tears and convey the love of God with tears. When you meet
the people in that fashion God will be with you. There is no other way.
If your heart is like that then no matter how deeply the world may
bury you it cannot possess you. You just have to set your goal high and
advance step by step through each level. Your companion on the journey
will be tears and your job is to sow the seeds of love. You are longing
for the true husband, wife, children, the true society and nation and
in the meantime you will pave the way with tears. No foreign power can
infiltrate this realm. You must volunteer for the most miserable place
because there you have more chance to cry out for God. When you are
in misery and holding on to God then you are very close to the realm
This is our salvation. You can search after misery and welcome it. You
overcome it by holding onto God and shedding tears as God did Himself,
looking at misery from God's point of view. When you overcome those
tears then you have indeed expanded God's territory. It is the cosmic
rule that whenever a true religion emerges it is always accompanied by
persecution. Persecution is not a difficulty to be run away from but a
blessing to plunge into. Persecution is a blessing because it will bring
you to the realm of tears.
You have an empty container to fill with indemnity and when it
overflows Satan will have no more power to touch you or our movement.
That will be a real day of hope. That very day is at hand, with the
entire nation pouring out a tidal wave of unreasonable slander and
persecution. Those powers are now dissipating, however, and the time is
ready for us to counter-attack. A new mood has been created. A one hour
television special about the Washington Monument victory is being shown
around the country. This is the first wave of our counter-attack. The
truthful, in-depth testimony by a prominent scholar like Dr. Sontag will
totally disarm our worst critics, and if they have one ounce of conscience
they have to feel sorry for what has been done by our opponents.
The entire press corps and publishers all over the country will read
this book out of curiosity. Their motivation will be to find something
to quibble about, but the important thing is that this book will expose
how untruthfully our movement has been written and spoken about. The time
will come soon when the American people will know how I lived my life,
how many tears and how much sweat I shed for the sake of this nation
and the sake of the world and they will have to gratefully acknowledge
what I have done. We have been patient and long-suffering, yet in turn
we have never wanted revenge. We have never learned how to get revenge,
but God will see that justice is done.
Every kind of persecution gives us the priceless opportunity to shed
tears for the purpose of God. The day that God sheds no more tears is
the day that we will no longer shed tears or mankind shed tears. We can
completely conquer sorrow. Who shall truly cry out for God and truly
agonize for humanity? We are chosen to be champions of tears and sorrow
for the sake of God and humanity.
How much have you shed tears in a serious moment?
This morning remember your lives in the past. What kind of past did
you live as a member of the Unification Church? When you are selling the
News World your tears must fall upon your papers. The New York Times is
a very influential paper and if it became a tool of God it would hasten
the accomplishment of His mission. Unfortunately, that paper is not
God's paper. We have a little paper, the News World' and this is where
God is placing His hope. When you think of how meager our paper is at
this stage, don't you feel some tears of sympathy for
God? Do you think, "I really want to make this a gigantic, powerful
paper so that You can truly use it as Your tool. I am still young and
I can definitely make the News World a success in the shortest possible
time. God, give me the opportunity."
Once we move the city of New York you know that we can certainly move
the United States and the entire world. This is a key city. I declared
that New York is the front line of our movement and I brought the best
member here from around the world for that reason. What are you doing?
Are you really going after the mission with tears?
Again, this is the day of your own repentance. The will of God and
the dispensation is waiting out there. How can you worry about being
hungry or about your clothes or tiredness in the sight of God and in the
sight of the dispensation? If you really want to be in the mainstream
of the Unification Church then you must go beyond all that and come to
the point of tears. When you turn your tears into the tears of God then
you will see miracles happen.
How many times have those of you working in offices shed tears
on your own paperwork? All the leadership in our movement should be
praying special night-long prayers in tears. You are most likely not
going to lift your faces to look at God because there is some shame in
your hearts. Are you just waiting for some great things to happen to the
Unification Church without shedding tears? You can't expect blessing to
come to you without even shedding tears.
It is a serious matter. Regardless of the past we must return to
tears. How much have you shed tears in a serious moment? You are basically
followers but you have someone leading you in the right direction. You
have an example to follow but I have no one to lead me. In this vast
universe I am the one who has to steer the ship. It is a miracle that
we have come this far and I am deeply grateful that it has been without
having a major setback.
I may have shed many tears and endured much suffering but I know one
thing: God has shed more tears and endured more suffering than we can
ever even imagine. When you know that God is toiling and shedding tears,
can you freely say that this life is too difficult and too tiring for
you to continue? Some of you are so tired that you take a nap for just
a few minutes but when you wake up you must feel ashamed and say to God,
"It wasn't my intention but I ended up spending a few hours for a nap. I'm
sorry to do this in front of You, Father.,, Sometimes you must spend a
little money for yourself but even then do you wish you didn't need to
spend it on yourself? Our path is definitely not an easy one.
I must spend money for my own children but it is not without
reservation. When I spend money for them I think of them not as my own
but as Unification Church members. Why should I live like that? Nobody
would bother me for spending my own money and living my own way of life
and loving my own children, but every time I spend money on my family
or rest at night I feel apologetic before God. I live like that because
God is like that.
The requirement for defeating communism
My personal mission in the dispensation was completed by 1976 and I
was triumphant in it. On the personal level I have fully accomplished my
mission. However, from this time on the greatest task is still ahead:
dealing with the power of communism. It is impossible to communicate
with communists so no message and no amount of reasoning will work. In
the free world we meet and talk with each other and because of religion
we can live together, but in the communist world there is no religion
and no religious message will influence the government.
What shall we do then? We have to tearfully pray and pay indemnity for
them so that they can emerge out of the yoke of communism themselves,
finding their own way to get rid of their shackles. That's the only
way. In addition, if we in the free world can build an ideal society
on a religious foundation here on earth, we can show them that our way
of life is far greater than anything their ideology predicts. You'll
see that the more we succeed in the free world the more there will be
internal problems among the communists themselves. Internal revolution
will break up their ranks and the spirit of God will be at work. More
and more economic catastrophe will persist in the communist world and
even famine will occur.
As Unification Church members we must shed tears for the sake of the
communist world, tears that can represent the entire free world. We will
pave their way spiritually. As long as there is communication in the
free world it is only a matter of time until people come to the truth
of God. There is no other alternative. Communism is the only barrier to
world unification because no communication is possible.
I am speaking to the seminarians now. You are already destined to
walk this path. You in particular must feel that you are indebted to
every member of the Unification Church. You have an extra burden and
in order to be recognized you truly have no right to complain, but only
to show your merit in your deeds. Your conscience should not allow any
other way. Making excuses for yourself doesn't work in our movement.
For your own benefit I would like to be extra hard on you, pushing you
out to prove yourselves.
Another group of people who must take great responsibility are the
early members of the Unification Church. When you come to Belvedere
you must reflect on the path you are walking. Are you thinking mostly
about yourself, your food and clothing or your own position? When you
do things for your own purpose and to pursue your own goal then you
are deeply in trouble. Your ancestors are watching you from spirit
world and your descendants also are going to judge you. They will see
the law of God and evaluate you in light of that. They will see where
you stand and how imperfect and impure you are. I urge you leaders of
our movement to shed tears first. Those who do not know the taste of
tears will never become true leaders of our movement. You must pray
hidden prayers and experience lonely meditation. There is corruption
and destruction coming on all levels, both spiritually and physically.
Right now you are preparing yourselves to work for the sake of humanity
so how can you take it easy? When you look at the American school system
and realize how the students are living, the promiscuous attitudes they
have, how can you young people sleep comfortably and stand by idly? You
must feel that you will be like spiritual bombs exploding on campus to
eradicate all that.
Have you ever seen any professors cheerfully embracing the young
people, trying to lead them in the right direction? Are any of the
students truly loving the school and the professors , concerned about
the well-being of the people and really praying for them? There are no
students like this. How many government officials are really concerned
for their own country regardless of what department they are in? How
many of them are tearfully trying to serve their nation? The salvation
of America will come when tears are shed on all levels' particularly in
the government. When people feel unselfish about this nation and the
world, America's salvation is near. However, no one is moving in that
direction. The vast majority is totally nonchalant and unconcerned about
the situation. They only care about their own salaries and well-being.
America has everything in abundance except tears. In that this nation
is poor. God is searching after the people who have wet eyes but when He
knocks on America's doors and finds no one like that God certainly has no
choice except to turn around and leave America. God has only one hope:
the Unification Church, you members. Because God's eyes are brimming
over with tears, His only hope lies in anyone who can embrace Him with
that same tearful heart.
You members have the public mission and you are becoming God's objects,
responding to His tears with your own tears. In that way we can mold the
movement of salvation for America and the world. That's the only way God
can respond and work with mankind. The real members of the Unification
Church are the members with tears. The true leaders of the Unification
Church are those with tears. The fall of man came because of self-centered
tears and in restoration we must shed selfless tears, public tears. When
we shed tears for the public purpose, for God's purpose we accumulate
the genuine assets of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. The tearful life
starts from the individual and then tears and more tears will break
through one barrier after another until the worldwide level is reached.
So far you have not been thinking in that fashion but this morning you
are learning the value of tears. Please show me who of you are determined
to walk this path in a tearful way, responding to God's tears and shedding
public tears for His purpose.
The fastest advancement on the path of restoration
What is the fastest way to advance along the path of restoration? Put
yourself in the position of Adam and Noah and shed tears for them and
for the other central figures in history. Put yourself in the position
of Jesus and cry for his sake. By doing this you link together the
individual level, the tribal, national and worldwide levels.
Go one step further and put yourself in God's position during the time
of Noah and understand how He suffered waiting through the 120 years
it took Noah to get ready, only to see that particular dispensation
fail at the most critical moment. Then put yourself in the position
of God looking down at Abraham wandering like a gypsy and meeting all
kinds of persecution. How tense and anguished God was while He waited!
Then go through the time of Moses and the suffering of the Israelites
and later the time of Jesus. Put yourself in every level representing
God and try to share His aching heart. Don't you think God shed tears
at each of those events?
By doing this you will be an individual upon which the entire
providential history shall rest. Today we are witnessing the consummation
of human history in which all the central people have suffered. You must
realize that actually Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus suffered for you
to see this day.
God shed tears at the time of Noah, particularly when Noah failed
his mission, and God shed tears when Abraham made the mistake in his
offering. God shed tears for Moses and again at the time of Jesus.
Since God shed tears at every historical event, when you put yourself in
God's situation you can certainly shed tears for these people. When you
link yourself with God you can cry out for them. All this probably seems
very far removed from your own lives, but that is exactly why you need
a champion going in front of you. The Unification Church is following
my tradition because I have lived through the entire past in this way.
Someone has to pioneer the restitution of all the historic mistakes and
I have been doing that starting at the individual level. Everything has
been connected and all the entanglements straightened out. I want you to
know that someone has shed tears for you. By putting myself totally in
the position of Adam, Noah or Abraham I searched to find the mistakes
they made and come up with the solution. I stood in the position of
all of these historic people and cried out for their sorrow. I have shed
two kinds of tears throughout my life, one being the vertical tears of
discovering the truth and putting myself in the positions of history. The
discovery process was accompanied by so many tears. At the same time I
had to link those discoveries with actual indemnity in my deeds. That
can be said to be horizontal tears.
I have been linking history together with the present on the horizontal
level and restoring it by paying the debts of the past. There is a
spiritual struggle and a spiritual discovery and on each level I would
expand the territory of the individual, family, tribe, nation and the
world. This vertical effort represented the spirit world. This is the
real restoration now, the physical restoration on the horizontal level.
The vertical level of discovery in tears expands to the horizontal
level through an individual, tribe, nation and world. The appearance
of the Lord of the Second Advent is the final manifestation on the
horizontal level of the vertical level of the dispensation. It sounds
easy or simple but it certainly is not. I want you to at least know one
thing: the Unification Church has the truth that has cleared up all the
entanglements of the past. The misery of the past has all been sorted
out. The diagnosis has been given and the treatment and prescription
has been written, not just by logic but with the linkage of heart.
The foundation of logic and truth is there but the strongest binding
force is the linkage of heart. One spiritualist wanted to know the truth
about me so he prayed to God to really know who I am. When God answered,
it was not with an explanation but with an overflowing of tears. That
was His answer. I have shed universal tears for mankind. That's who
I am. Most individuals are not capable or equipped to discover these
things. You can use the knowledge I have acquired and shed tears for the
sake of God and for my mission. Then you can inherit my accomplishments
and have them become your accomplishments.
Confront your mission and do your absolute best
There are some older members who know how to take advantage of me but
they don't shed tears for me. They think they are wise but they are very
foolish because they will not remain with me forever. Some of the blessed
couples in Korea know how to take advantage of me and exploit me but they
do not shed tears for me. In order to really save them I will put them
to one more test once our mission is all accomplished. I will push them
into the worst possible position and let them come out of it. They must
repent for taking advantage of the Unification Church . When I see our
leaders dressing in the best clothes or driving the most up-to-date cars
I study them closely, asking whether they deserve to have those things.
Because I have reconciled and paid the debts of history you shall
inherit all my accomplishments by uniting in tears with me. If you really
live your love for me and for the sake of God and humanity then in turn
you can certainly be loved that much by God. I shall never get behind
anyone in fulfilling God's will but be in the front line position, no
matter what. No matter how many people get tired and retreat, I myself
will never retreat. I am always giving more and more directions. If
you fulfill one particular mission then I will give you more and more
responsibility. Some people limit their sense of responsibility to
just the area of their mission but that is wrong. The person in a high
position should always be trying to do for others and for the entire past.
I have given many instructions but none of those plans has been carried
out. Instead of tackling the mission wholeheartedly you are just beating
around the bush. You must confront the mission and not try to evade it. Do
your absolute best and if you still cannot fulfill it then don't worry;
God will take it over and link it to a higher level. Those people who
are trying to evade the mission and go the easy way are very foolish.
When you come on Sunday morning to meet with me everyone is on an equal
level externally, but it is not so internally and spiritually. There are
all kinds of different levels existing among you. I am desperately trying
to accomplish God's mission here on earth but instead of being a part
of that effort most of you are just standing by like observers. If that
is the case, you will never become the owner of the gold mine you have
stumbled across. Those who will actually become the hosts and hostesses
will be those who come after you if you remain by-standers. Even though
they may come later, if they really plunge into the mainstream of the
mission they will get to the goal before you. The people who just wait
for good things to happen will never make progress, whereas those who
wholeheartedly commit themselves even though they may come later can
certainly reach the goal.
Many, many early members just boast about being early members but in
reality they are just blocking the way of the members who came later.
To do that is to be the worst enemy of God. If you are not capable of
accomplishing very much then you must humble yourself and shed tears for
God. When a capable newcomer comes who really pursues the mainstream of
God's will, you as early members must at least praise him and be humble
to him, realizing how much God needs him.
You all know very well what kind of men you are. Don't try to cover up
and hide yourselves but get out of the shadows; on the other hand, don't
come to the Unification Church just to be somebody. When a leadership
position must be filled, don't try to build your image up as a leader in
the hope of being chosen. If your heart is not ready, you are certainly
not a leader.
I do not speak too much to individuals about their shortcomings
but I have a sharp eye and a sensitivity for these things . The early
members should be the first group of people to repent and shed tears
this morning. Why should it be like this? Simply because that is the
only way we can remain in the love and grace of God. There is nothing
else to be feared under the sun, not lack of money or lack of power or
anything else. You need fear only one thing: the love of God leaving
you. We want to remain in the grace of God. The return to tears is the
only Principled way you can remain in God's love.
I am exactly the same. I am afraid of nothing, not poverty or hunger
or any kind of persecution, except the possibility that the love of God
might leave me. That is my one fear. I must cling to it until
the completion of my earthly life. Nothing else will work except the
straightforward fulfillment of the truth and the following of God's law.
This morning let's make a new beginning. If you haven't done well
in this respect, then resolve to follow the tearful path. From today
on let's make a different day and really desperately go that route,
searching after God-centered tears. Who are the host and hostess of the
World Mission Center in God's eyes? All kinds of people are dwelling
inside, but the person who sheds tears for the sake of New York City,
for the sake of God and humanity, the person who sheds tears in his own
room, for his own mission, this person is the true host or hostess.
No matter how much you shed tears in secret it won't seem to be
recognized, but it will become a life-stream that will not end, flowing
from generation to generation. The children born to those people will be
the heirs of the Kingdom of God. When you become an area of low pressure,
then automatically an area of high pressure will be drawn to you. With
tears you are making yourself into a low pressure system here on earth
which the high pressure of God will naturally come to visit. When you
meet, a hurricane will be created.
You must sometimes feel that in all of heaven and earth you are the
only faithful one remaining, the only one whom God can depend upon.
Then you can reassure God that you will be with Him all the way and ask
Him to let you take up responsibility for the nation, this world and this
cosmos. God will accept your offer. You can make a tearful declaration
before heaven and earth, pledging, "I am all alone on earth so You and
I are true partners, Heavenly Father. As You have been persistent in
restoring the individual, family, nation, world and cosmos, I shall be
just the same here on earth. As long as You will never give up, I will
not give up.', You must experience this heightened moment sometime,
bursting into tears which are not for you but for the loneliness of
God. If you never give up but persistently continue all the way to the
end of your life here on earth, you will absolutely be sealed as the sons
and daughters of God. God is looking for tearful sons and daughters. The
true companions of God are the people with tears. Tears and tears must
meet. You can pray to God' "Please send me to the valley of tears so I
can conquer them.',
Are you a person for whom God can shed tears?
Today is a day of resolution to live the life of tears . You have
already raised your hands and pledged that to me. You know very well
what level you are on and you don't need an explanation. Since you
also know the truth and what direction to go, can you allow yourself
to be destroyed? You are public property; in the sight of God you are
no longer a private person. If you don't let yourself serve the public
purpose then you are destroying yourself and you cannot let that happen.
If you become tearful over others then many others will become tearful
over you. It is most important that not only other people shed tears
for you, but that eventually God shed tears for you. This is the real
challenge while we remain here on earth, how much our deeds and thoughts
can make God cry. How can you do that? The only simple way is to be
responsible for the job that even God finds difficult to fulfill. If you
take it upon your shoulders and try your utmost then God's heart shall
be moved, and in that case who shall ultimately become the hosts and
hostesses of this world? The people who are victorious in tears shall
become the hosts and hostesses. If that is not the case, the teachings
that I have given are all lies.
Does what I am saying feel like truth? Whoever sheds tears for you
is your truest friend. The true members of your family are the ones who
can cry out for you and shed tears for your pain. If you want to be in
God's family, you must be able to shed tears for God, don't you think?
God will cherish the person who can really cry for Him and give his
heart for Him. This person will become a close member of God's family.
Who shall be the closest friend of Jesus Christ? Whoever grabs the
mission of Jesus and really cries out in sympathy with his position.
By the same token, who is my closest friend in the Unification Church?
The person who sheds more tears for me will indeed be my closest
friend. Therefore, whoever sheds more tears for the sake of God and the
True Parents will become the true owner of the Unification Church. The
Unification Church is destined to penetrate the free world, the communist
world and go beyond and I am the one leading the Unification Church on
the rugged path. You could say that I am a very pitiful person, but God
is above me, leading me. How much more difficult and miserable God's
position is! I still have to take time to rest but God even has no time
I can think of something else for a while, but God doesn't have
the freedom to do that. There is only one thing in His mind 24 hours
a day. You are following a God and a leader who are both miserable and
if you look for relaxation and lots of fun in the Unification Church,
you are mistaken. We are determined to do what no other organization or
other group of people could duplicate. We have to go the path of tears
as our way of life. Have you already made up your minds to go that route?
All of your suffering can be
linked to God's suffering
How many of you are going door-to-door, shedding tears for your
people? Have you ever thought that God cannot come to those doorsteps
physically and needs you to represent Him? You must feel that you are
knocking on the door as a representative of God, gathering your heart
and love and everything together, trying to penetrate that door and
win the hearts of the people inside. You can feel that heart of God,
who has come to this door after many thousands of years preparation.
God has reached that door through you but only after many thousands of
years of ordeal. He didn't just come overnight.
When you open the door and the person looks at you, you may feel tears
falling down your face, stopping your words. Have you ever visited your
homes with that heart? Many of you may feel that you don't want to do
this but you must go with tears' truth, love. You must knock on each door
equipped with these three things. No matter how evil the person inside
the house may be, Satan cannot claim those tears or your truth or your
true heart of love. As long as Satan is incapable of doing that you will
be a victor. Let those 360 homes be like your own children's homes. Go
out there and stay up all night talking and look at the rising morning
sun together with them. You must have the conviction in your heart that
you are God's representative to them. You needn't think of visiting only
during the daytime but also at midnight. If you go out there and wait
to meet a certain person, staying up all night and cheerfully praying
under those circumstances, then as long as you are there America will
Have you physically visited all 360 of your homes? Everyone should
be able to say yes. When God ordered the Hebrews to leave Egypt by a
certain hour one night, messengers were sent to tell all the people.
If the messengers missed any home those people would not be able
to leave on time, but who would be held responsible? The messenger.
Throughout posterity, that messenger who failed to tell a particular
person to leave at such a moment would be accountable for his fate.
You are in a New Age Exodus. It is possible for you to bring the
people in 360 homes out of suffering but if you fail to tell these people
to come out of their yoke of misery and into salvation then you as a
messenger are responsible. When your legs get sore and you are really
tired, you have more chance to shed tears in thinking of God's own legs
hurting for many thousands of years. All of your suffering can be linked
to God's own suffering. That's why suffering is precious.
Those 360 homes will almost be your resting place. They will be like
your reservoir of tears. I want you to know absolutely that New York
is the front line. You are like a savior to your 360 families. I am
asking you to represent me and go door to door since I cannot go myself
to each of those people. You have so much to talk about and so much to
tell them. The media has spread all kinds of misunderstandings about me,
particularly in New York City, so you have much to straighten out. You
are not the only ones assigned to your particular area; God has assigned
spiritual assistance there also. You have spiritual counterparts working
together with you. Without fulfilling your responsibility, how can you
come back and lie down and sleep at night? America is lying dead and the
world is going downhill. You young people of America who have learned
the truth, how
can you be so complacent? How can you say that you are members of the
Unification Church and that you are the sons and daughters of God? God
is not resting . You must repent today.
When your head gets tired, accuse your own head, "You have been
working for Satan for so long and now for the first time you are exerting
yourself for the sake of God!" That's the determination to have. Go out
today with the same feeling with which Jesus Christ prayed in the garden
of Gethsemane. It was a most serious, heart-rending prayer that Jesus
offered. From today on you are going to pray in the same seriousness for
your 360 homes. You may falter at some point but because of your prayer
those 360 homes will have a chance to see salvation.
If I were in your position and hadn't fulfilled my responsibility to
those 360 homes I couldn't possibly lift up my face or eat and sleep.
Have you done well or poorly? How can you lift up your face in the
sight of God? Don't you feel these words as reality? Why should you
feel repentant? By living like that you are becoming the possessors of
the love of God which is big enough to share with 360 homes and more.
You are becoming the hosts of the love of God and that shall bring
resurrection to your 360 homes. People accuse you but that's all
right. Let them persecute you. Persecution is your blessing in a way.
Somehow the Divine Principle message came to you first and you felt
that you were a new person with new life. There are so many better
qualified' capable people out there who are waiting to have that
message touch them. All you have to do is meet them with the truth.
Without doing it, how can you say you want to be a citizen of the
Kingdom of Heaven? When you go to college you have to pass examinations
before getting your diploma and the same thing is true in the Unification
Church. New York is the front line and unless we can fulfill right here,
whom do you think will do it? The entire world is upon your shoulders. The
words you hear on Sunday mornings at Belvedere will be a curse instead
of a blessing if you don't live them.
This is not a joke at all . Did we make the Divine Principle tapes
because we have lots of money? No, we had to borrow the money and we did
it under great strain . In order to succeed right here I mobilized all
the energy of the Unification Church elsewhere. In doing that I hoped
for only one thing: that you should become exemplary and I could show
you to the world and say' "Look what New York did."
You must use the blessings you have been given
You American people know the truth and have been given the opportunity
and materials to do the job but you haven't used your blessings. If
God had poured this much effort into Africa the whole continent might
have been turned around by now. All kinds of miracles can happen right
now if you lay the foundation. If you had laid the foundation of tears,
the people in your 360 homes would be embracing you and saying that they
hadn't understood before what you were doing. If your responsibility
had been fulfilled then the adversaries of our Church and the negative
parents would have already started to learn the truth about what we are
doing. Will you do the job or not? Even if you must give up eating and
sleeping? Which is more precious for your life? You must make up for
the failures of the past by keeping this high standard in the future.
Once again you have heard that we must do it with tears. I have trusted
you but now you are shaking my confidence. Get up early in the morning to
pray because you are the messiah to 360 homes. You must pray for those
people and have mercy upon them in tears. You can become a close friend
to them and if they have a problem they can come to you for help. Then
New York shall become our home and be dominated by the truth and love of
God and He can work a tremendous dispensation through this system. New
York is the worst type of evil city but that is why we made the front
line right here. If we can overcome this city and turn it around the
impact will be gigantic. Your shoes may wear out and your clothes be
worn and soaked with sweat; your eyes will be swollen with tears as you
travel about but if you are to save this city you must be single-minded
and not think about anything else. Before you eat and before you sleep,
think about the mission. The News World will be a very important medium
for you to contact the people. That's why I asked you to sell the paper.
We will make a new beginning this morning. At least you know exactly
what you are to do. How can you say it doesn't work without even
trying? The Unification Church itself will receive God's judgment and
punishment if New York perishes. We must tearfully go forward to fulfill
the mission. God has been shedding tears and now you are participating
in this glorious task of God and the True Parents. Become a co-worker
with us. This is your greatest blessing. You can come up with all kinds
of excuses, that you need a little bit more money or a car, but don't say
it. Actually God is helping us; because Manhattan is such a concentrated
city, having a huge population, traveling from one place to another is
Who of you can say, "In the next three months I am going to do the
things I have never done before. I will set a new record"? Once you
do that, I know that New York City shall be conquered by God's love.
Do you think that can be done? If you can do it, and you know you can
do it, how excited you can be to save America and save the world.
In these three months you will set the pattern for the next three
years, until 1980. By then the entire world should come under the
dominion of God. The destiny of the world is upon our shoulders. If
we do this the world shall be revived. If we fail then the world will
crumble. From God's standpoint in the dispensation, this is the front
line. All the leaders should be running ahead in the forefront. If doing
this means you have a problem with your family, then could you give up
that family? That family will not receive any benefit by hampering you
in this mission. Totally free yourself from those hindrances. The life
of New York is determined by your own actions.
You can see that 8th Avenue is the avenue of prostitution in New York
City. We should do more than they do, working day and night for the sake
of God. I would like to have all the Unification Church women clean
up the area. Men exploit those women and victimize them. You may even
learn karate or tae kwon do and even knock those men out. There a lot
of things to do. Ultimately we would like to have the cooperation of New
Yorkers. You know my true intention and desire. This is so serious that
you should forget eating and sleeping to attend to the mission. That is
We are going to sow the love of God with tears and by doing that New
York and America will prosper and survive. Who is going to take up the
responsibility? God alone? Myself alone? You are in a way sorrowful'
miserable people because you are following a sorrowful, miserable God
and a sorrowful, miserable teacher. You are in good company, however.
The consequences of your failure will be catastrophic because the
destiny of the world hinges upon it. I want you to know that in history no
one has seen such a movement. Years ago we talked about a new age but when
we launch an offensive there shall be a response to it. Today is a new
day; repentance and a new record are coming. Those who pledge once again
that this is the beginning of a new three years, raise your hands please.
My plans for the worldwide IOWC
If we have enough core members in 1978 I will organize a global
IOWC of 10,000 members. In order to transport them all we will need 30
jumbo jets. If landing each plane takes 10 minutes it would still take
about five hours to accommodate all our jets , and just our coming to
land will be a sensational event When the 700 member IOWC global team
was in Korea we were able to bring 1.2 million people to the rally at
Yoido Island. Think of how many millions of people could be awakened
by 15 times those 700 members! Each country will compete to have the
IOWC come to their own country because of the great benefit they will
bring. When we move on the international IOWC level I really want to
see each one of us going as an ambassador of God.
The young people of the world will want to join and be ambassadors
of God. There will be worldwide clamor to join the IOWC. Applications
will come from all the different continents and we will have to select
the cream of the crop, organizing a brilliant performing arts program.
When our movement is known to the world as a Peace Corps in the truest
sense, it will be America's pride. If 10,000 American citizens went
together to Germany the United States Ambassador there would have to take
an interest. The German Foreign Minister and the U.S. Ambassador would
want to discuss on the national level how to best help our IOWC, right?
Having an impact in one nation will open up many doors around the
world, and the time will come soon when nations will compete for a visit
by our IOWC. Your IOWC I.D. card will become very prestigious. I would
also like to have uniforms designed and have IOWC members known by the
uniforms they wear. We will be known to the world truly as defenders
I can see that this will start to happen from June, 1979 on. You
must revolutionize your thinking. All the airlines of the world will
be competing among themselves to become our special chartered airline.
The world will have to be interested in knowing about Reverend Moon
and the Unification Church because we will be too big to overlook.
Only one group will be really troubled: the communists. Already they
know something is happening and they don't know how to stop it. We will
even volunteer to go to a communist country and if they don't want us
to preach the gospel, that's all right. We have many other things we
can do; we can help a humanitarian cause or solve a scientific problem
or be cultural emissaries. If they still reject us then they will be
very unpopular in world opinion. I am a Korean citizen here on earth,
but you are Americans and with an American passport one is able to go
easily to many countries throughout the world. You could fly even to
Moscow and nobody would stop you.
This is what the Unification Church will be in just four years. Think
about it. You are being persecuted on the streets of New York and while
this period is necessary we want to get beyond it. Shall we do it? We
can mobilize people outside the Unification Church to form an IOWC
but they will need to take a test; perhaps they can choose whether it
will be about English, history and so forth, but the Divine Principle
will be a required topic. They will devote themselves to studying every
page of the Divine Principle because they will see that the Unification
Church is the means for jumping into worldwide activities. If they see
some hope and vision then they will be glad to help. We have our own
companies, cultural groups and seminary and once people see that we are
succeeding they will want to become a part of it all. Thinking people
will recognize that doing this work is the quickest way to worldwide
leadership. Do you have regrets about being a member of the Unification
Church? The seminary graduates in particular may feel that they wasted
two years. No matter what you do outside and no matter how brilliant you
are, you cannot compete with God. You must see that you will all become
successful upon this foundation.
It may be easy for you to imagine all this now, but 10 or 20 years ago
many people followed me without seeing any result. They just trusted me
absolutely. Shall we give our every effort to achieve this goal? If you
are really smart you will be excited about this, so much that even at
night you are wide awake thinking about it. Some people have endured even
30 years in prison for their faith, but I am asking you to give yourself
up for three years just out of your desire. Is it worth doing? Will you
handsome men give up three years? How about the ugly men, can you do it
too? If you think you are ugly then you should throw yourself even more
into the front line work as revenge for your handicap.
What will we gain by doing so? America will live. God will live. I will
be liberated too. When the whole world is totally free my concern will be
how to make you the happiest bunch of people. We have to liberate Mother
too. Mother is trying to keep up with me but it's very difficult. Yet
still she has one secret to make me surrender and slow down. When I want
her to go even further she says, "You don't understand women who have
given birth to 10 children. Do you really know how difficult it is to
give birth to even one child?,, Then I say, "Yes, I have never given
birth to even one child. You must be right, I surrender."
I want to preserve America's blessing
We are not talking about a dream or empty words; our vision is a
realistic one and it is within our reach. I came as one individual and
shook up this country and even New York is too small for you if your
determination is as big as mine. Today is October 16. October is the month
of liberation; on October 14 I was liberated from prison and October 4
is a day of heavenly liberation. We have a historic task weighing upon
So far you mostly notice the people who work less than you do, but
don't concentrate on them. Look at the fast runners in our movement and
figure out how to run one step faster. That's a cure-all for your own
problems. Don't worry about who will be your husband or wife. If you
are really doing your best then the best possible mate is waiting for
you. By doing this one thing all other things shall be solved.
Why do I want you to run forward and accomplish this task? Because I
want to be able to say that the American people did it so that God can
preserve the same blessing America has had for the last 200 years. I
would like to see the American people so zealous and strong with
inspiration and actual accomplishment that they will tell the European
and Japanese members of our Church that they can return to help their
own countries. That's the way America will save face in the sight of
God and the world. If America doesn't do it then I will assemble the
world membership to do it, but I would most like to have it done by
Americans. We will see what happens in 1978.
The restoration of the world is there waiting to be finished. It is not
that difficult now and it can be done. I would like to have everything
accomplished by the time you become 30 or 40. It depends upon your own
efforts. When you first started your door-to-door campaign you felt,
"Why should we do this? I don't think it will do any good,,, but now
you realize more and more how important that campaign is. Our purpose
is to educate the leadership of America, raising up God-centered people
to become national leaders. Even if you wake up suddenly in the night
you know where you are and what you should do. Have you ever had the
experience of suddenly waking up at 3:00 a.m. and automatically springing
up to go out to do your mission? If you become that kind of person then
the entire spirit world will come with you. When people in the spirit
world are mobilized they will worry about what you eat and wear. Your
ancestors will come and alert certain people in advance that a young
person will come to their house and that they should prepare a nice hot
lunch or breakfast for him.
I have experienced this myself many times and if you live the same
way I did, that same experience will happen to you. If that only happens
to me then there is no hope for the restoration of the whole world,
but that same principle works through you. That's why even if I die
you can continue on because the same principle will work in your life.
If you work just like I do then spirit world has to come down.
Those who are not members of the Unification Church do not know what
we mean by this. This is not a threat or a menace, but is actually the
truth . Your earthly life is very short but when you live your life like
that here on earth then when you go to the spirit world there will be a
red carpet rolled out and a royal welcome waiting for you. The shrewdest
businessman could never find any better deal than this one. So far you
have only seen a small vision for yourself through your own eyes, but
when you see through God's eyes you take in the entire universe.
The Unification Church has a wonderful gospel and opportunity for
black people' who historically have been oppressed by white people.
Since God does not see color this is your opportunity to lead America.
No question about it. The oppressed people actually have a better chance
to be accepted in the sight of God because they are always in a better
environment to see God and cry God's tears. The person who normally
does not cry for a foreign country only sheds tears once his country is
lost. That is not necessarily bad, but if you can cry not only for your
own country but for God, then you are automatically linked to Him.
If America abandons Korea, Korea's situation will not necessarily
be hopeless. There is another kind of force that will come around to
support the country of Korea. The free Asian peoples know they have
to support Korea to ensure their own survival. Actually the destiny of
the entire free world hinges upon that nation. Anyone who is sincerely
concerned about a communist takeover must logically rally to the side of
South Korea. God strategically positioned Korea and that country is very
close to His heart. When anyone is really utilized as a tool for a higher
purpose he is blessed because he is in a position to exercise a great deal
of influence. The important thing is: make yourself a needed tool of God.
If you realize that if the Unification Church fails the world has no
hope, that if the Unification Church fails God has no hope and you shed
tears with that heart, then you will be brought right to the heart of
God. We actually live the truth instead of just talking about it. Once
we actualize the truth our victory will be worldwide. The more difficult
the dimension and scale of your task, the more love and glory of God
you can deserve.
Don't think that someone who is running and working very hard
is foolish. Think instead, "That person is depriving me of greater
blessing. I cannot let all the blessing go to that person. I should
run faster." The wisest person runs for 24 hours a day without resting
because that way no one can compete with or conquer him. Therefore,
I have adopted the policy that I will run on a 24 hour basis. I am not
dumb. In pursuing God's love I am asking for the most precious thing in
the world, and by going after me you will reach the same goal. Do you
know what attracts people to me? I make myself very attractive by crying
more, working harder and going after suffering more than anyone. I am
not handsome yet people like you are drawn to me. Washington Monument
is a very good example. The American people never believed that I would
ever succeed, but once they saw that I meant business and that people
came and actually listened to me, they changed their attitude.
I want you to be miserable for the sake of God. When you cry out
all the time you may look pitiful and everyone may say you are a poor,
foolish Moonie, but they won't realize that 10 years from now you will
become a hero in their country. Do you see that this is the case? Is
it wrong? Are you going to make the 10,000 man IOWC possible? Let us
promise that to God.
I want you to know that glory will come in a tearful way and in tears
you will meet God. You will truly be united with God and He will never
leave you. His love will stay with you forever. Today let us return to
tears. Please repeat after me, "Let us return to tears. In tears we see
the love of God." God bless you. Let us pray.