REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE WAY OF
PROSPERITY AND DEFEAT
March 11, 1979
Translator - Sang Kil Han
How do you feel on this rainy morning? Probably not as bright as on
a sunshiny morning. Everything that lives on earth wants to prosper or
rise, and nothing wants to decline. That is true for the individual as
well as the family and nation and world. Then what about the
Unification Church? The Unification Church shares this desire with
everything else in the world. There are many denominations among
Christian churches which must "pioneer" their own way, and
they will go the same way other denominations go.
Would God rise and fall also? God existed from the very beginning,
and it is reasonable that He would have had the same rise and fall as
others. Just as there are times for us to think, there are times in
which God thinks, and after thinking He certainly would take action.
The Bible records that after God created all things He said they were
good. His creation had to be good or bad, but certainly there was the
possibility that something could be better than good. You have probably
had a similar experience; when you do something you can do a good job,
but then afterward you think you probably could have done it better.
In the morning every individual is thinking about something. When
all of you came here, you came here in many different states, with some
alert and thinking and some dozing off. Is it good or bad that you came
here? You came here hoping that everything would be good, but perhaps a
person you disliked sat beside you, perhaps someone who has a smell you
don't like. You could have concluded that it was a bad thing, but also
that it was good as well. You could reach this conclusion by digesting
the things surrounding you and making them your own.
If you hear me speak in the morning and conclude that it was a good
sermon, you can develop on that basis. You can think, "Even though
it was raining, I learned very much," which means that something
benefited you and gave you a basis for developing further. We can
understand that this process works not just for ourselves as
individuals, but on every level. Since this is something we all do, we
ought to think deeply about what we should be doing and what result we
We can look back in history to understand what a certain person
thought, how he acted and what the result was. Most people can agree
that Jesus was a good person, or a saint, and Mohammed and Buddha could
also be included in that category. Looking at these three, we logically
ask which of them was the best person-in other words, who thought the
most and who carried it out in the best way. On what basis can we say
that Jesus was the best? If you ask Buddhists, they will undoubtedly
say Buddha was the best, and Moslems will say the same about Mohammed.
Is this why white people think Jesus was the best? That would be weak
logic. How do we judge who thought the most and acted the best?
People automatically say that whatever they believe is the best;
this conviction is the same everywhere, so this is the point that we
have to think about. The only way to find the answer is to go to
someone who is higher than all religious leaders, leaving that plane of
purely human thinking. God is the only one who can give a judgment on
this and His decision is the one we must follow. If these three
religious groups go to God to get a decision, they should follow what
God tells them and not dispute among themselves.
Then what does God think about these problems? When God thinks of
people in the past, present and future, who would He think are the best?
We can say He thinks the best of people in the future because they will
have become more restored. If God thinks that what is yet to come in
the future will be better than the present time, certainly He will try
to bring in the future today. Likewise, if He thinks the past is better
than today, He would want to help the present overcome its situation and
reach the standard of the past.
God created all things as a result of His thinking. He did not
create at random without purpose. likewise, we always have a purpose in
thinking, expecting some benefit. You have a clear purpose in coming
here and want to find some subsequent course of action for carrying out
that purpose. Likewise, when God created all things He had a purpose.
Even for the grass God had a purpose which was in accord with everything
else He made. The hundreds of kinds of trees were created in accordance
with His purpose of creation. The birds and animals all came to exist
in accord with His overall plan. Finally, God created man after
creating all these things. Mankind consists of men and women, who were
created to become one through love. Was God's final objective of
creation to be man, or was it to be love?
What was the ultimate purpose of God in His creation? What final
destination did He envision? Love has to be the ultimate purpose. Does
man include love, or does love include man? Once we accept the
conclusion that love includes man, we cannot discard it. What is your
conclusion-can love and man be equal, or is one bigger than the other?
Are you saying that love is greater than any man? Why is it so? We
have to say that love is bigger because it is through love that
everything can meet God. It is only through love that everything God
created will be able to reach Him and His higher existence. Men and
women all have a way to follow to reach God.
If they were independently going their own ways, then love would
hardly be necessary. But no one can be independent and expect to get
somewhere. Women's purpose is to reach men, and men in their turn have
a particular way to go, which is to meet women. They cannot reach
independent conclusions. This is true for all people, in the past,
present and future. It will never change. What about homosexuals?
Living in that way is the one sure way to perish by not leaving
anything behind for eternity. That kind of life goes against all the
laws of creation.
It is the same as a tree that would refuse to bloom and create
seeds. If mankind refuses to live in accord with their intended
purpose, being willing to see the entire world become a desert as a
result of their action, they should be condemned by the entire creation
for violating God's law.
Let me ask you what your ultimate desire is. Do you want to
graduate from a good school and rise in society, or is your most
important goal to meet your ideal spouse? If asked which way we will
go, would it be man's way or woman's way, or the way of love? We
arrive at the common conclusion that we go the way of love. Are there
Can you say you are really hurt and tired from love? Can you say
love put you in a miserable situation so you have to revolutionize it?
No, it is not possible to revolutionize love. Would you women really
make an effort to correct a man who tried to alter love? Would you
bite him and never let go? What if you were too weak to change him?
Such a man clearly goes against the law of God and we would call him
Satan. Such a person is opposing God's law of creation, jeopardizing
men and being an enemy of God.
Now that we know God's purpose of creation, we know that Satan's
purpose is to destroy God's ideal by confusing or nullifying the path
to true love. Satan works to separate man and woman and also to
separate man and God. Clearly Satan is the enemy of God, men and women
because he destroys the purpose of creation. If we follow Satan we
will lose everything. When men and men live together and women with
women, nothing remains afterward and all is washed away. Satan will
not destroy men by war, but rather by separation. That is the tactic
which can destroy God's own purpose of creation completely.
Would it be better for men and women to struggle, yet to stay
together, or to separate and vow never to marry? Is it better for them
to stay together even if they fight? Living that way is far better than
homosexuals living together, even if they don't fight at all. The first
thing Satan says to a couple going down the wedding aisle, is,
"You will fight constantly." God's blessing or promise is
that they will never fight as long as they recognize that conflict is
the voice of Satan. God's desire is for them to live harmoniously. How
can a couple help but fight if they really don't like each other? They
can be victorious if they think clearly what the law and purpose of
creation is; they should realize that they are responsible to help
protect God's purpose of creation.
Suppose there were millions of women on earth, but only one man.
Could that woman declare that she didn't love her husband and look for
another? Would it matter if he was a cripple as long as he were the
only man? If he had one eye could she refuse to marry him on that
basis? In that situation she really has to take care of any
disgruntlement in her heart, and even though that woman doesn't like
that man she must accept him. If she succeeds in digesting the
situation then unity will come into being and love will follow. When
unity is accomplished then God moves there to visit.
Unity is good because that is where God dwells, and then everything
is love. Therefore, the Unification Church is good because we are
creating unity everywhere. God only said His creation of man was good
after He had created both Adam and Eve.
Women today like the concept of equality, don't they? But they
cannot change the fact that they are different. How can they claim
equality when men need two helpings of food and women only one? Men
work at heavy labor for hours and hours, but not women. A woman
wrestler could never defeat a man. How could men and women be equal
then? Only in love are men and women equal. Could you want any better
equality? In primitive times a man had to really work to take care of
his family. Because man could be independent in this way, God gave
woman the one ability that man can never have, which is childbearing,
to balance the different capabilities. But lately women are even
refusing to have children.
Is a woman's bosom for the enjoyment of men? Are her big hips for
men also? Even a small child can answer that question-they are to
nurture children and not for anyone else. But now women diet instead of
wanting a big bosom and hips for their children. What man would want a
woman who insists on being thin? I understand that the present designs
of Western dress originated with the British in a time when women were
proud of having big bosoms and big hips and wanted to show them off, but
today Western women don't look right because they are so thin. You all
laugh at this topic, but actually it is a serious matter.
Would God say it was better for a woman to have a small bosom or an
abundant one? Would God prefer women to have ample, rounded figures?
Of course, it would have to be proportional to their overall height.
Perhaps it is good for Orientals to diet because they are short and
being too plump wouldn't look right, but what about you tall
Westerners? You have to have features that balance your height. Now
that you have thought about it, is there any reason for you to diet?
My topic is The Way of Prosperity and Defeat. What way must you
pursue in order to prosper? First of all, you must parallel the purpose
of creation. If you have active, outgoing love then you have the
ability to observe and digest. Man and woman should be able to do so
together and if you have love then this will not be difficult. If you
really try to love each other then you will have a natural ability to
observe and embrace each other. Sometimes you have a wide road and
sometimes a narrow road to go.
Before you are married you go your own way, but afterward you are
on a track with another person. That road cannot change for your
individual preference, but must always be traveled together. If it is
always changing then harmony is lost and conflict results. If you
change tracks and discard the old one, the next one will never be as
good. The way of prosperity is adherence with the law of creation.
The reason is simple: whoever follows the law of creation will be
protected by God because He wants the purpose of creation fulfilled.
The man who opposes that law and follows Satan's law instead will be
opposed by God. This is how rise and fall actually take place.
A rainy day is closer to Satan's side, while a sunny day is closer
to God's side. Nevertheless, although it may be raining, you can feel
that the sun is shining all around you. That indicates that you have
observed and digested and overcome the circumstances. Though you feel
low on a rainy morning, if you overcome and feel bright then Satan will
have to leave you. That kind of person can walk in any place where
Satan hangs around and make him leave. Satan naturally looks for the
way to benefit himself, so if you can overcome circumstances and defeat
his purpose, he has nothing to gain by staying around.
Is the diligent or lazy man on God's side? Satan would discourage
people from working hard by persuading them it is too much trouble.
God, on the other hand, would rather see regularity in your life. The
person who lives day by day and only responds to life as it comes is
leaning more to the satanic side. God would urge people to live
according to heavenly law. In the unification Church we make it a rule
to arrive here at 6 a.m. Sunday morning, and discourage the attitude
of deciding by whim whether or not to attend. You are worthy of being
in the Unification Church if you have the attitude that you must meet
the prescribed time.
Are you on the satanic or Unification Church side? What about the
person who is constantly dozing off and the person who always has
bright eyes? The person who doesn't fall asleep because he took time
to get a good rest before coming is also on the satanic side! The
person who didn't sleep more than anyone else yet who can still have
bright eyes is the worthy one.
Now no more explanation is necessary. What do you have to do to be
on the rising side? Of the four saints I described, who would such a
person most closely resemble? On what foundation can you say he
resembles Jesus? Of course, Jesus abided by the law, but more than
that he lived love. Jesus went beyond the limited concept of law when
he lived love, going beyond the concept of race because he wanted to
belong to the world. He also went beyond his own religion,
transcending the detailed tenets of Jewish law and being faithful to
bigger principles. He loved not only the Jews but even the enemies of
his people as well as the rest of the world. Jesus could even embrace
the people who crucified him.
What did he accomplish by all that! Jesus intended to accomplish a
unity which could even include the Romans, so now we can understand
precisely how he was great. If Jesus lived in today's America would he
advocate segregation of white and black people? White people may feel
most comfortable with their own kind because they can digest that
situation, but God would warn them that as long as they fail to follow
their Christian ideals by failing to accommodate black people and bring
unity, then white people themselves would risk their own survival.
Jesus had the capability to observe and digest even the Roman
Empire, which ruled the entire known world at that time. Jesus was
great in the human realm because of this capacity, whereas in the
heavenly realm he was great because he was the only one who proclaimed
that God was the only Father. Jesus consistently followed the law of
creation and met God's expectation. As a result, Christianity not only
survived but prospered as no other religion has done.
What about Christianity in America a nation which was nurtured by
that faith? America has almost totally lost the essence of Christian
faith, and as a result Christianity is clearly declining in this nation.
Why is this so? It is because the love for heaven and love for mankind
which Jesus taught has been lost. How do we revive that love once
again? Today's churches are incapable of doing this. Church leaders
today are incapable of bringing fresh love and faith, but just
perpetuate all the old ways. God's solution has been to pull the young
people away from the churches to re-educate them and let them
fulfill the purpose of Christianity in place of the old churches.
With the continuing development of technology people are
questioning the value of churches which cannot provide solutions. God
will teach the young people a new way because they are searching
hardest for a place of truth where they can belong. Other people
criticize the Moonies for being the worst group, but what they are
actually proving by their criticism is that it is the only good place.
The religions of the world have forgotten their love for mankind
and mission for heaven. The Unification Church is different because we
are trying to restore that love, even though our members are sometimes
weak and sometimes strong. Before joining the Unification Church our
members were sometimes living in degraded ways and their lives weren't
focused, but now they move quickly and purposefully in everything. They
look up to heaven instead of down to earth and they are proud and
confident. Who else looks forward to the future in this age? That's
how the Unification Church is unique.
Inside the smallest Moonie you will find love toward heaven and
mankind. All the teaching you hear is directed toward that goal of
love of God. God will certainly say that such a church is a good place
to be. According to this criterion, would God love the Unification
Church? What is the proof that Moonies love God and mankind? Do you
have the urge to love them more than yourself? Do you really enter
into love today, or think about loving better tomorrow?
Even though you realize the world is about to perish, do you think
you will enjoy yourself now and come back later to save the world?
Would God say, "This world is doomed to perish anyway, so don't
pay much attention to it. Attendance at worship once a week is
enough, and besides, you have to think of yourself"? If God
wanted you to become like that, would you do it? If you insisted on
dragging God around to help you put out the fire in the world, He might
even complain that you are making Him work too hard! God would panic
to see you coming back again.
Would you choose to be the Moonie who is dragged but still won't do
it, or the one who will insist that God come to help him 24 hours a day
since there is so much to do? Are you that second way? You always
say yes! I have never seen Unification Church members come to complain
that home church work takes too much of their time and is so difficult.
But neither have I seen the member come who thinks I should start
nation church instead of puny little home church. Now you say
"Amen" because I said this, but why didn't you say it first?
If a black brother was the first to suggest it would I hug him, or tell
him that someone else had to come up with the idea?
I want to urge that you black brothers especially never be second
in line, but do things better and faster than the white members.
Should we start world home church or universe church ? Absolute God
church! We can visualize many steps ahead of us now and think of
universal church. Will the person who thinks home church is already
too difficult prosper or sink? If he is huffing and puffing over home
church then he will really struggle when he has nation and world church
ahead of him.
You are destined either to rise or fall centering on your home
church. Will you be on the side of prosperity or decline ? Our future
and destiny lie on the way to God's home, so the secret is to observe
all 360 homes at one time and then digest them. Forget about liking
or disliking a certain home and just observe everything and then digest
it all. cannot do that then they will digest you, so go and let them
like you instead.
When you go deeper and deeper into the night you are bound to come
upon daytime, and if you go deeper and deeper into daytime then you are
bound to come upon night. That's how it is with the universe. We
prosper and develop along this cycle. Most people in the United States
are opposed to Unification Church, but this is the time when
Unification Church will expand and grow. The point where we are
persecuted to an impossible degree is the key point where we will rise
or fall. If we give up, then everything ends, but if we gain ground
inch by inch even under severest persecution, the way up will become
easier and easier. Common sense would say that the world is so wicked
that our lofty ideal doesn't stand a chance. but God's thinking is
that His good sons and daughters will never succumb to Satan; He will
help us to make it.
Even the youngest Unification Church member knows that we have the
highest ideal. We have godism, and this standard is better than the
highest ideals of democracy or communism. Absolutely no one can take
it out of our hearts. As long as I keep working with that in my heart,
this way must prosper. America wanted to uproot Reverend Moon and the
Unification Church completely, but was that attempt successful? Our
roots are reaching deeper and spreading wider, although it may not show
so much from above ground. We have home church, nation church, world
church, universe church, God's home. Once we have all that, there is
nothing left to describe except "home."
Once we do that God is free to travel anywhere-to Belvedere, to
visit you in your own homes, anywhere. Moonies see God clearly every
morning, but other people say they have never seen God at Belvedere.
Some people see UFOs, but someone who has not seen one cannot either
believe or disbelieve.
Are you in a position to prosper or decline? Wouldn't it have been
better for you if you had never heard of home church? Isn't it true
that though you think home church all the time, your feet are heavy
when you are actually walking in your area? Do you have home church
always in your mind and no room for anything else? Haven't you older
sisters worried instead about when you will get married?
If you are completely full of the home church idea then your feet
will be walking even without your knowing it. Have you ever
experienced that? Then you have met the standard which God can really
approve and begin to help you. Have you been to your area once or
twice and then felt you had to think about it more, or did you have
confidence that you wanted to keep on doing it?
We have an unchanging direction going toward the purpose of
creation. This is the same direction that God is going in. that Jesus
went and that the whole Unification Church is going; there is no
compromise here. Adam and Eve as well were supposed to go in this
direction. There are two forces at work, with one force saying don't
go this way, and God pushing you to go this way. God has nothing to do
with anything that is discouraging people from going this way. Which
side do you belong on?
At first man lived in God's realm, but after the fall he sank down
to the realm God has nothing to do with. There is no direction or
ideal in that realm.
People today characteristically don't know where they are going or
what is about to happen. They are in this godless realm, praying for
direction. Now the individual has a small problem, then his family has
a larger problem, and all the time the clan and society are groping;
when the end of the world comes the whole world is groping, no better
off than the individual who is searching The people of the world have no
idea of something new coming, but remain in their limited area.
God works by finding one individual in this realm and leading him to
God's side. He does not choose arbitrarily, but takes a few from the
world, a few from the nation, a few from society and a few from a
certain family, setting up the stages. Then for the first time in
history God will teach them what the world of original creation was
about. By learning it clearly they will be able to go to home church
and prosper, ultimately going to various parts of existing society which
have lost direction. Through these people God wants to show mankind the
complete individual, family, and so on. He is looking clearly at the
purpose of creation and will always go straight that way. His people
will have such deep love as others never thought was possible in
Moonies today have indisputable notoriety; realizing that the
communist cause will ultimately lose to the Moonies, communists urge
people not to even meet us by making them afraid of being brainwashed.
In Asia it is rumored that a person can be brainwashed by merely looking
at a Moonie. That is really a satanic idea.
The purpose of creation is God's ideal and you should be teaching
the people God's ideal by your action. God always has His ideal of
creation, but because of man's fall He failed to accomplish it, so what
we are doing now is recreating it again. Through the teaching of the
ideal we can recreate other people, and when the ideal is done you can
claim your share of the credit before God. Then you can insist that God
bring you everywhere He goes and He will have to agree.
We are succeeding with our own hands in doing what God was unable to
do. This is how we claim sonship and daughtership of God. Would you
like to be God's daughter-in-law? If you are not content with
that then you must work harder than the son and qualify as His daughter.
Jesus' main teaching was essentially a few points. Once he said,
"You are the bride and I am the bridegroom." Can you speak
that way`? Now you can have the confidence to say you are the bride and
all the grooms must follow you, and your activity must show them the
way. You may think the ideal is nice but dislike the activity involved.
Do you really like activity?
Would you move quietly, or with a loud brass band? When an old
steam locomotive is in motion people cannot help hearing it, but would
you be moving swiftly and noisily, or slowly and quietly? When you
really move fast you cannot help but make noise. When you are really
moving fast someone is bound to say you are dangerous, but others will
say there is no other way to get something done in this country and
those people follow you. The youth will want to move faster than you
and that's the way it ought to be.
We really have to move ahead, not thinking so much of peripheral
things. First we have to get the work done. Looking down on earth God
watches to see if you are moving faster than Jesus did 2,000 years ago
and doing more. Would God be interested in such people ? Until now God
has only heard prayers of requests from people who never took action
themselves and God is plugging His ears. Yet still He is looking down
and it He sees someone really moving fast His eyes will pop open. He
has heard many people talking, but never seen them working. Now He sees
a different species, called Moonies, who don't spend so much time
praying to find out what they should be doing because they already know;
therefore, they are constantly on the move.
Looking down on them God is inspired enough to unplug His ears and
is willing to listen to their prayers. When you prove that you really
run, God will be on the alert to listen to your sincere prayer. How
would God feel if it becomes clear that the person cannot succeed? He
would be deeply disappointed. Although you are moving quickly now, will
you be successful or not in the end?
God has heard many sincere people praying and trying hard, yet every
one of them failed. What could give God hope that the Moonies will
succeed after everyone else has failed? If you were God would you have
unreserved confidence? You have to think that you can never disappoint
God and then do much to draw God's attention. Tell God that He can
unplug His ears and open His eyes because you will make it. We have to
give God that confidence.
When the spirit world sees all the Moonies working that way won't
they help out too? Your yes in the morning is confident and unreserved,
but you have promised me many things in the past. When you listen to me
you are inspired and full of enthusiasm. but the time you leave and get
to New York you revert back to your old thinking, don't you?
Of course you have ups and downs, but when you have ups, it should
be higher than ever before, and your lows not as low as before. Can you
assure me that you are getting better or at least staying the same?
When you first joined you were enthusiastic. but as time went on and
you learned more did you become more enthusiastic than ever? Really?
When someone hurts you doesn't your enthusiasm sink a little? By the
time they hit you five times don't you yell at them? Because of fallen
nature you are bound to have some fallen reaction. If you are not that
way then you are already a saint and have no need of God and you don't
need me to teach you! Do you still I need me to some extent?
I have seen many people who were really determined, and even wrote a
letter of resolution to me in their own blood, but even those people
dropped away when their expectations were disappointed-for instance, if
they were matched to someone they didn't care for. Do you know what I
mean? Aren't white people especially choosy? How can you say white
people are an exception?
You must learn first to fight against the untrustworthy self which
is inside Especially beautiful young people worry about working too hard
and spoiling their figure and Satan will keep dwelling on these things.
That is really true. That is absolutely true! A good figure can be
your first enemy. If a person has great ability and a degree from a
famous school, those can be his enemies as well. A machine gunner can't
stop and think a long time about shooting; at the same time a soldier's
responsibility is not to shoot with his eyes closed but to go quickly
and alertly into action.
Each person has many obstacles in himself, so if he makes a rule
that he will forget himself he is better off. Our concepts of what
suits us and what we think we can do will always hamper God's will; we
have to go along with His ideal. We have to be confident to observe and
digest any personality we come in contact with. I was not born in
America, and it was difficult for me to come and work here. But I
observed and digested the situation, deciding I had to accept it and
become one with it. Why will you prosper if you become like that?
Because God will support it: if God pays attention to what you do then
you have to prosper.
Centering on your mind, the body can be digested. Once you can say
that your mind and body are one, you can say you have a
God-centered personality and God will stay with you. Then other
kinds of unity will come easily and be possible centering around you.
This mind-body unity is the crux of the problem; unless there is
unity here, you cannot hope for anything greater. We will have to
observe and digest communism, and naturally in due course there will be
an incredible amount of difficulty. However, we will observe, digest
and make unity and then we will develop. You can be sure that
prosperous people have this capability because these things go hand in
Unless we can overcome these serious situations many dreadful things
will happen. If racial war erupts, there is no hope for survival, and
chances are it will be so extreme that one whole race could be wiped
out. We can only say this won't happen if some strong group can offer a
solution. This will be the group God will have to support. We have to
have confidence that God will certainly support us in this way.
The master of all things will be the first person to observe the
situation, digest it and make unity. We have to see both sides and
understand that unity must come before God can respond; before unity can
come we must observe and digest. There are two ways to obtain unity;
first, when you really know clearly and teach someone clearly then you
are observing and digesting him. Second, if your thinking is not so
clear then your alternative is to serve him and later be accepted. When
you are able to be recognized as being better than others, they will
start to follow you. This is why Jesus taught his disciples to serve
and sacrifice. By doing so you will be the subject instead of the
object. In obedience, service and sacrifice, you will become subject of
all things and be on the rise all the time.
The teaching of 2,000 years was to serve and sacrifice, but that is
not enough to make someone successful. Today Unification Church members
know the truth that is needed in addition to that; we know the necessity
of making unity. Previously you could only serve and sacrifice. Now if
you explain the truth to someone yet he doesn't follow it, you show him
by your action. Better yet, if he doesn't accept the truth then you are
able to serve and sacrifice. This is the Principle.
You said you want to prosper, so how rise? By uniting into one.
How can you attain unity? By observing and digesting. When the
Japanese members came to America to show the example, they didn't care
much about anything else except the work. Many Americans thought it was
just the Japanese way to work all the time and be discourteous and
disregard many things. But in their eyes it wasn't of most importance
to have harmony with the local people temporarily; their ultimate goal
was to become one and they didn't care about criticism.
Sometimes bitterness is felt before something is digested and
indigestion comes. Then you try again. We have to have unity before we
can develop, so you have to be desperate to find unity. It was not easy
either for Adam and Eve to observe and digest, and as a result they
fell. You stand in a similar position today when you are on the verge
of being restored. If someone opposes you, do you have to oppose him?
You have to digest the situation instead of hitting him. If you
really want of hit back, just turn around and hit something else.
Overcoming at that time is when the complete foundation of your
personality will be laid.
You have a mouth, so when you go to home church you should speak to
the people. Command your fist to knock on the door. Persecution may
come after the door is opened, but that comes after you knock on the
door, so don't worry about knocking. The person just might welcome you,
or have a special message from spirit world. If you are really
reluctant to knock on the door then do so with your feet. The best
people in any area experience all these things too, not just people who
are having difficulty. The same is true in fund raising.
When you train yourself in fund raising you can think of your fist
as a flower. When you train yourself this way then when you have real
flowers you will do very well. That's how we develop. If an ideal is
high and a thought is great then they are more difficult to digest. You
will have to open your mouth as wide as possible to take it in. Perhaps
you will die if you try to eat something that big, but that is better
than dying and never having swallowed it.
The world of men is unknown to the women and they cannot hope to
understand it, so as brides they should just obey. Likewise, I can see
that when black and white can digest each other America will really
prosper. By making unity in this difficult situation you develop; love
comes with unity and prosperity will follow This is true on each higher
plane. You might ask why each race wouldn't do better to unite
separately and report to God, but God is not that way. God will give
His approval only when white people can say they have loved blacks and
If there is only one group which can make this kind of unity then
God will give His approval only to that group and dwell with them. Then
that group or church will be eternal in His sight. If you don't become
one then you will perish. God would want you to bring everything into
unity, while Satan would advise you to think only of yourself. Those
with better marks at school are the people who observe and digest other
people, right? Then they become achievers. The person who cannot do
that well will never be able to go beyond the starting point, but will
stay in one place and then decline.
As Unification Church members we must know clearly that it is our
mission to unify; before we can do so we must observe and digest. This
is reasonable, like all the laws of creation; it applies on every level
of family, society, nation and world. I want you to become like that
and be a subject of the whole world, being appreciated by God and
respected by all mankind. That is done through home church. Will you
do it intensely through every 24 hours, or slowly and gradually? There
is nothing else I can teach you; there are a limited number of important
principles. This is a simple principle, but it applies to every level
and in applying it you will do your mission.
When the brain gives a direction to the foot or hand, the rest of
the body focuses there. If the hands are the first to digest the
situation then the rest of the body will focus on them. The first one
to achieve that unity will be the subject of everyone else. Thus, he
will meet God and God's love sooner than others. Because we want to be
the first to meet God we go this way.
Today it is raining and sleeting, but it shouldn't make any
difference what the weather is like. You have to observe the rainy
situation and digest it. How much encouragement and consolation you
find in thinking this way! When you can make yourself the subject of
all mankind in this weather then working in this weather is very nice.
If you are short of clothing, you can simply digest that fact and feel
the same as if you had nice things. When you have less food. instead
of complaining you can handle the situation.
When you do that all the time, you will bring unity in a wide area
and the reward will follow from God. How beautiful it will be when
white people shed tears as they see black people off on their journey,
missing them, and also when black people are missing white brothers and
sisters. Where else could God's attention be drawn except to that
scene? He would give it all His attention, hoping it would last.
We can attain much unity according to how much we are willing to
observe and digest. When this day comes to earth then mankind will
experience happiness and God can rest for the first time. Can you do
it? Let us pray.