REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
WHO IS GOD AND
WHO AM I?
January 25, 1981
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Copyright © 1981 by Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity
Those of you who are from Europe and were recently matched, raise
your hands. Those who do not speak the same language as their fiancees
need an interpreter. Can you communicate with sign language? Or love
language? Have you ever thought about marrying someone who can't speak
at all? Marrying a foreigner with whom you cannot communicate is like
marrying a dumb person, and in a way that person is far distant from
you. Everything starts with language and communication. When you have
communication, then you can understand each other's personality,
character, culture, background, everything. Without it you have
nothing. At least one thing is sure, however; even though you don't
have the same language to communicate with, you are married to the
opposite sex. There are many people with whom you can communicate, but
what happens in the Unification Church? You are engaged to a person who
doesn't even speak the same language! What kind of a church is that?
When you are young, you see movies and famous movie stars, and you
think that some day you will marry a man or woman like that.
Insignificant, unknown people have this kind of dream, even if they
don't have any qualification to expect that. That is human nature and
desire. Now you are destined to live with one man or woman whom you
will serve and love for your entire life. You will be closer to that
person than anybody around you, closer than your parents, closer than
your own brothers and sisters, and closer than any of your friends.
Who made it so? How do you know God or True Parents did that? We
come to a natural conclusion: God alone has the power to bring together
two people who don't even speak the same language. You accepted that
challenge because you have infinite faith in God, and in True Parents
as the instrument of God. You also play a role as the instrument of
God. The catalyst to bring men and women together for eternity from
different backgrounds and cultures is certainly the power of God.
You rejoice over the matching, not because your fiancé is
the best person under the sun, but because the person who made it
so-God-is the best personality in heaven and earth. True? If we move
God out of this event, then we have nothing. Furthermore, if we pull
Reverend Moon out of the scene, again nothing remains. When you pull
the Unification Church out, as well, nothing will remain.
Why do I do these things? Not for myself or the sake of the Church,
but for the sake of God. There is no doubt that I do not gain any
profit by matching you to a foreigner with a different character and
language. It is a totally unselfish deed done only for God, for you,
and for the sake of mankind. Through your foreign fiancé you are
closely united with me and the Unification Church and you are
remembered by God. How wonderful that is! The same moment that your
fiancé disappears, God will disappear, and the Church and I will
disappear from your life; therefore, this union with your fiancé
is a God-given destiny and you are bound by it.
Suppose you must labor to make a day's wages. Would you like to
work by yourself or at least have a stranger as your companion? It
doesn't make a difference whether you are rich and famous; when you are
left in that kind of situation, you want to have a companion. During
the day's work that companion is the closest to you, and when lunchtime
comes you want to sit with him or her and eat together. It doesn't
matter whether that person is good-looking or very poor-looking. The
Unification Church is like that working site. We each want someone to
sit down together with. Now you happen to have a companion from a
foreign nation, maybe even a nation which used to be an enemy country,
such as France and Germany or Japan and America, but this person is the
only companion you can rely on.
Our work is so different and unique that we need unique kinds of
companions. Of all the job descriptions in the world, ours is the most
difficult. This job is so difficult that it is much better for you to
start in an adverse situation. Instead of one American meeting another,
you start out as strangers with different languages and backgrounds. It
is hard enough for two strangers to unite into one, but while you are
doing it, you can also overcome the difficult task ahead of you. No one
can accomplish that kind of mission except us. That's our pride.
We are gathering world champions; since we are champions, this kind
of adversity is nothing. A few bruises and cuts will never hurt you
because you know you can overcome them. Within your own lifetime you
can bring together two extremes. When you can do that, there is nothing
you cannot do.
Who are going to be the most dramatic husband and wife? Two
Americans? Two Japanese? Two Europeans? Or two people who don't speak
the same language? One couple might say, "We are the perfect
couple. We grew up together, we speak the same language, and we ate
lunch together all the time in high school. Now we are married and we
completely understand each other. That is why we should win this
championship." But the next couple might say, "When we met
each other we couldn't even greet each other; when I said 'good night,'
she said 'good morning.' " This couple really started at an
impossible level. Which couple is the winner?
Today you must feel that you are applying for the championship.
When you say "good morning" to your fiancee, and she replies,
"What did you say?," I want you to understand that you have
the most dramatic, historical beginning. We do things others cannot
do. Once you become men and women who meet God's expectation, there
will be nothing under the sun you cannot do. How would God feel as He
looks at such couples? Would He feel dark and depressed, or ecstatic
with joy and pride? Would God pay more attention to those couples?
What kind of gift can God give? Children. Men and women with
infinite faith, who thankfully accept God's challenge and God's given
destiny will have a great gift coming in the form of children. Children
will be given to that couple who are far superior than any others
within their own society or nation.
What are the characteristics of good children? Good children bring
good fortune, blessing from heaven and good happenings to that home.
When you look at your foreign fiancee, you can say, "You are my
champion, and God's champion." God is indeed sympathetic and
concerned with those couples.
Let's talk about God now. Do you see God? Do you see air? Can you
see your mind? How do you know that air exists? Where is your mind-on
your fingertips? How about answering this way: men's minds want to make
a home within women's minds, and women's minds want to dwell in men's
minds. Why are they drawn to each other, and want to exchange their
dwelling place? Because there is another reality-that is love. Love
brings the two minds together, and because of that love a man's mind
wants to dwell in a woman's mind, and vice versa.
Do you miss your home town? Even if you were born in a very
miserable country cabin, would you miss that log cabin? Your parents
may be simple rural people and your brothers and sisters may look like
Idaho potatoes, but still you want to go back there, don't you? Why?
You have an indestructible line of heart and emotion connected to your
Americans love to hear American folk songs and visit historical
places that make them nostalgic. Those things make you feel something
wonderful. Your home is the birthplace of your heart. Therefore, it is
human nature to want to write a poem about your childhood and your home
town. The American hostages are coming home now from Iran and there is
lots of news about them all over America. The American excitement is
different from the sympathy or excitement of Germany, France or Britain
because the Americans have a connection of heart. For the same reason
you have an attachment to your home town, your parents, and
particularly to one focal point: your husband or wife. If you possess
that essence of love, then everything wants to connect to it.
Where there is love, nothing is impossible. Certainly God, who is
the person without any impossibility, would want to dwell in love. When
men and women are united in love and they find there is a place of
greater love, they want to get there together. When you meet your
fiancee and you establish a loving relationship, how would you like to
move toward greater love? Do you want the fastest form of
transportation, or would you like to travel slowly in a carriage? You
want to get there the fastest way. What is the fastest way? The jet
plane of love.
Where would you like to land? You said you want to land in the
heart of God. Do you need permission to land? Planes cannot land
without some control tower on the ground to guide them to the landing
strip. There is a correct way to land on the landing strip of love.
What kind of welcoming party will be there? Amazingly enough, when you
land on the correct landing strip, there will be a welcoming party of
people from many thousands of years of history, including Abraham and
Noah. They won't seem like strangers, but will come right up to you.
What power could make that happen? Again, only the power of love.
In love there is no distance of time, even if there is a difference
of thousands of years. In love, time and space are completely
disregarded. You think Germans and French are far apart, but when you
are united as a blessed couple and come in for a landing in your love
jet and see people from many thousands of years who have come to greet
you, then you know that the distance between the French and Germans is
nothing. Even if one of those people is 6,000 years old, there is no
foreign feeling between you. You can instantly become one and
understand him completely.
Love is really a strange thing. Even if you are from different
nations, when you come together in a marriage relationship, you don't
feel bad at all. One thing is for sure: You are marrying a person of
the opposite sex and no explanation is needed! You want to touch him or
her tenderly and there is no distance. The power of love can unite
strangers. The power of love can shorten the distance of time.
How old do you think God is? God is really an old gentleman. I say
He's millions and millions of years old. I'm sure His beard has grown
all the way down to His feet, and if God keeps growing taller, there's
no telling how tall He will be. But still you don't have a strange
feeling toward Him. What power can do that? How can you instantly
become friends with someone from one million years or ten thousand
years ago? By law or knowledge? Nothing else but love.
God wants to dwell where there is love. What is true love? There
are incredible things going on in the Unification Church. Many of you
are white people with blonde hair and blue eyes, but instead of loving
only members of your own race, you love a man from the Orient, Reverend
Moon. What power makes you want to stick with me? There is a power of
love here that has never existed before. There is something bringing
the East and West together. Does God want to dwell only where white
people come together, or where Oriental people come together? Instead,
God wants to dwell here, where the East and West meet and all colors of
skin come and rejoice together.
I am a yellow man from the Orient. You are white, brown, black and
red, but it doesn't make any difference. We want to come together to be
happy and joyful. That means you have a different kind of love that
ordinary Westerners do not have. God is pulled by the power of love,
and is attracted to the place where the power of love is higher and
nobler. Where will God find a landing strip? Absolutely, the
Unification Church is God's landing strip because a higher love is
attracting Him here.
In America there is still racial tension between white and black.
When white and black people start loving and trusting each other, don't
you think that will make a landing strip for God? It's amazing, but
here in Unification Church whites want to marry blacks, and blacks want
to marry whites and make an eternal life together. Have you ever
thought about whether white wood or black wood can burn faster? It's
scientific truth that black absorbs light, while white reflects light.
When speaking of the fire of love, would it be more strongly attracted
to white men or to black men?
God gave a fair chance to everybody regarding love. If for some
reason a couple is being persecuted by their village, that harassment
will actually drive them closer together. The power of their love would
be most intense under those circumstances. In that couple there is a
fire of love burning more brightly than in any other couple. That is
very true with Mother and me. You know I have been persecuted by
America. At home I will say to Mother, "You are my ally. You
understand me." Mother will say, "Father, you are my hero, no
matter what the people say." Although she is only one individual,
with Mother's words I am comforted. There is nothing that compares to
the way Mother supports me. "Besides," Mother will say,
"It's nice in a way that the rest of the world is persecuting you,
because it drives you home faster!"
Mother and I can really enjoy persecution. Our children understand
us, and the cohesive harmony in our home is very strong. The children
have a strong conviction that, no matter what the world says about
their parents, they are the most wonderful champions of God. Sometimes
they feel they cannot suppress their anger at the world, but in the
meantime, they feel intense love toward their parents. There's nothing
bad about getting persecuted.
When you look at world affairs from the standpoint of love, there
is nothing you cannot be grateful for. Because I have been persecuted
so much, God blessed my family more and more. The evidence of this is
that over the years the children who are born to us are even more
brilliant and more outstanding. When I look at them I thank God. When
God has big gifts to hand out, you must make your shopping bags bigger
so He can give the biggest gift to you. What are those gifts? God
wants to give many gifts to Mother and me, so we will have more and
more children. God wants to give us more than forty children, but since
the human body has certain limitations, God will condense the gift into
a few most brilliant children.
This is why we do not condone birth control. God wants to give
blessings, but if all of a sudden you stop having children then you are
blocking God's way of giving you blessings. If we did that, when we got
to spirit world God would say, "My son and daughter, I had more
gifts to give you while you were on earth, but you blocked the way. Why
did you do that?" Probably Westerners can't understand this. Many
Americans think they don't want to have children because they want to
have fun in their lives. That way of thinking is very selfish. Which
way of thinking do you think will prosper?
Westerners have always been proud that they are ahead of everybody,
but now auto makers have to turn to the East to learn techniques. When
you compare a Western made television and a Sony, the Japanese set has
more brilliant color. Many consumers are buying Japanese products. Do
you think it is because Americans want the Japanese to have superior
technology? God is shifting the emphasis from one place to another. The
day of the Asians is coming, and now they shall be understood and
respected by the world. But Asian people have serious shortcomings.
They are too nationalistic and they always cling together with their
own people. That's not God's way. This is why I had to come out of Asia
to shatter the barrier of nationalism.
I come to promote universals, or Godism, and the love race. What I
am doing in the West is something that neither Western nor Eastern
culture can produce. No existing culture can bring a heightened unity
between East and West. Am I doing this with some technology? Some
Machiavellian diplomacy? I am doing it with a special kind of love.
God is a universal person who really enjoys love. He wants to dwell
in love, to work in love, to dance and sing in love. God is a fighting
God too, but only in order to secure love for Himself and for everyone.
We understand God and know His traits and what He likes. Where can true
love dwell? There has to be a principled way, a way of law and order.
Love dwells where principle dictates. What is the principle of love
between men and women? When you meet in love do you want to beat
around the bush and go round and round, or do you want to meet face to
face? Do you want that person to have all kinds of stains, or to be a
pure person? Do you want that person to bring lots of friends, or to
come by himself?
Does the eye like love? How about the nose? The ears? Mouth?
Hands? Everything thinks about the goal of love. Do you want to go
straight to love, or wander around? When you come into love, there is
total concentration, total focus. The mouth, ears, hands and mind all
focus on one sharp point and go through the center. That is the force
If love is concentrated into one dot and that dot moves around, any
miracle under the sun can happen wherever it touches. When the love dot
is visiting homes, do you think people will say, "Don't come into
my home"? Or will they open the door and give love the red carpet
treatment? Do you think the cells of your body will open or close up to
love? Basically the Oriental woman is shy, yet when love comes in, she
opens herself up. The total concentration of genuine, pure love has
never blossomed yet in history, but when that concentration of love is
created and the blossoming flowers open, that is the most joyful
If you told your hand that it could not participate in this feast,
the hand would protest loudly. All your senses would insist on
participating in that love. When a young man and woman become teenagers
and feel the surge of their first love, their whole bodies are
concentrated on it, day and night. But that should not be the high
point of their love experience. The intensity of their love should
become greater over time. Have you ever experienced such total
concentration of love?
How can we get 100 percent concentration of God's love? God really
wants to come down and touch every bit of you. When you have love, then
God wants to come and touch you. Then everything sparkles with love. So
far no one has ever totally concentrated all their five senses into
that genuine love, so we are going to make a new history. All five
senses are there to be intoxicated in love, so that you become a total
chunk of love. If God sees delicious love, He swallows the whole thing
without peeling it. God is very hygiene minded, yet whenever there is
love, God doesn't stop to wipe anything clean: He just swallows it.
When are the five senses united through love? If you are
intoxicated in true love, then with that true love you love your
husband or wife, your children. neighbors, and nation. That is the
ultimate perfection of man.
Where is that love? The fallen world has destroyed the heavenly
order and discipline of love. They don't like the heavenly principle
and resist its restrictions. Freedom in this country is often misused,
so love has become perverted. Freedom can only blossom as true freedom
through the discipline of heavenly principle. Perhaps men and .women
go to a dancing place for an evening. It might be all right for the
husband to dance with one of those girls when his wife is there, since
then nothing is hidden. But if a man is deceiving his wife, leaving her
at home and doing something unlawful with another woman, that is
totally wrong. In love, there must be strict discipline, a strict
principle to follow.
After the presidential inauguration there were several inaugural
balls. Many men and women were dancing and socializing, and I wondered
how many of them were thinking that, in many cases, such events help to
split up families. Celebrating in dance is beautiful. I have nothing
against it, but it should come under the Principle. Otherwise, such
things can be destructive to homes and society. It is beautiful for a
husband and wife to go out together and rejoice in dancing and love. If
the wife introduces another woman to her husband, and then he dances
with her, fine. It is not initiated by the husband. Sometimes you might
introduce another friend to your husband or wife and say, "Why
don't you dance?" That is beautiful. But in many cases, the man
totally disregards his wife and looks around for some other sexy
woman. That is not principled.
God is a God of Principle and He dwells in love. Love blossoms
through the Principle. When men and women marry in the Principle, that
is the most beautiful foundation upon which true love can blossom.
Also, that love must be public minded and unselfish. Why? Because no
one really possesses love. Love is activated only when there is an
object, so without an object there is no love. Love needs an object in
all four directions. That object will complete a circuit that can
channel love to you. To receive love, you have to activate it by giving
love. When you love and serve someone or something, that love will
return to you.
Selfish love says, "You must love me. I'm here to receive
love." Satan always works in selfish love, and that kind of love
always drags you down like an anchor. In most cases, American women
marry because they want their man to love them; they are ready to
receive love. That is wrong. You should change your mind now and think,
"I want to get married because I want an object to give my fervent
love to." No matter how big and strong a man is, he will be melted
by love. Your love can melt him. American women are often good at
speaking about their love, but not good at showing it. Love is action
and deed. The ideal woman acts out her love and then gives praise with
her mouth. That's the way it is supposed to be.
Any love that is not public minded is destructive love. Which
should be more important to the couple, their savings account or their
love? In some homes there are two savings accounts, one for the husband
and one for the wife. When they borrow from each other they even write
a receipt! If the son asks for some money, he writes a receipt and pays
it back with interest. Is love cheaper than money and a piece of
paper? When you are truly in love, a husband and wife are one body.
Your whole body can become sacrificial, so a bank account is nothing.
When the husband needs money, the wife's money is her husband's. The
husband's money is her money.
God's love dwells in the public place, in the public minded
person. In the Unification Church we promote the public minded action
and love. Public minded fund raising is a public deed which you do for
the sake of America and mankind. You are not doing it for me or for
yourself. We want to set the tradition that we have lived our entire
lives for the public purpose. What reward would you get by doing it?
You would receive the love of God, which is public love.
Most people think they would lose everything by living public
mindedly, but actually there is no better deal than this one because
you gain everything by doing it. I have been practicing this and
everyone thinks I am a loser; but I am not at all. By practicing it, I
have become more and more prosperous. There are many people who are
well-educated, well-to-do, good-looking, and who come from good
families. In worldly appearance they are far better than I am, but when
they become Moonies they want to live by my standard. Once you go out
to the world and practice this public minded love, you get a taste of
real love. If you want to prove this to yourself, leave the Unification
Church and compare what you get in the world with the life of the
Moonies. Then you will really know what an exciting and rewarding life
you have been living here.
I have a pretty sharp mind. Do you think I have not thought of this
point? By living with public minded love you gain everything, including
the love of God. I will be practicing this the rest of my life. When
money comes to me, I don't think about putting it into my children's
bank account. I want to spend it for the public purpose. I even want to
borrow as much money as possible in my lifetime to spend for the public
purpose. If you know my attitude, then when I tell you to raise funds,
no one will complain. Instead, everyone will respond, "You can
depend on us."
Such a way of life is just and righteous for the past, present and
the future. When you live this Principle you feel good. You cannot
explain it but you know your conscience is clear, and you can sleep
well at night.
Look at our manner of worshipping here on a concrete floor. In New
York there are many churches with plush carpets and cushioned chairs,
organ music, and Ph.D. pastors with robes who deliver short sermons.
Why did you come here and sit on the floor? The difference is that this
is a public minded place. We pursue public minded love because that is
where God comes to dwell. To attract God to us, we have to live a
public minded life.
Last year some eminent professors came to see me at East Garden.
One of them was a former Harvard professor, who said proudly to me,
"Father, I am the first professor to become a Moonie. What can I
do, Father?" I answered him, "I'll tell you what you can do:
Go out to the world, be persecuted and cursed, and give your life for
the world." This is the Principle. The professor might have
expected me to compliment him, but not so. The heavenly decoration is
to go out and receive persecution, be condemned, and die for the sake
of the world. That principle is the same for you, for the professor,
for the President of the United States. If the President came to me and
asked me that question, I would give him the same answer. The tombs of
people who die for the sake of God and mankind will never be dry; for
generations people will come with flowers and shed tears there.
Without any hesitation I will let you go and suffer. God loves the
world, and He has many problems today in the world. Go to Him and say,
"God, let me have the worst problem. I will solve it for
you." Now God's greatest headache is communism. Another headache
is the decline of the Christian spirit. Go out to the world and revive
Christianity. You are the true. revived Christians.
Another great headache for God is moral decline, particularly among
young people. So go out to the world; tell God you want to take that
headache away by restoring the young people. Americans are
individualistic and have become selfish. Become an example by serving
the world, suffering for the sake of others. Because you do it, people
will say you are brainwashed. So what? You can reply, "We are
resurrected; we are the new breed of people who hate injustice."
No one wants to suffer; that's human nature. But I am asking you to
go down into suffering. Do you think my task is easy? It is far more
difficult for me than for the person who gets my instruction. Many
people think that the Principle is wonderful, but they want me to do
things the American way. I don't reject that idea, but if I followed
the American way, then I would become a part of declining America and
God would say goodbye to me. Then I would have nothing to work with.
The third principle we must practice is sacrifice. Why? Again, the
love of God dwells with you when you sacrifice. Sacrifice with love;
give yourself to others with love; then you shall win everything there
is. From a human standpoint, Jesus Christ was miserably defeated. He
was crucified and ridiculed by the Roman soldiers, yet that same Jesus
conquered the world because he sacrificed with love. There are many
people who have died more miserable deaths than Jesus, but that didn't
bring salvation to anyone because they died for their own cause, or for
their own crimes. But Jesus did not have any sin, and he died for the
sake of the world, with love. That is a true sacrifice, and that love
conquered the world. Amazingly, when you are conquered by love, you
don't hate that conquest. When you become a prisoner of love you sing
The three principles I have talked about this morning are points
that a noble religious teaching always emphasizes. One: You should
follow the heavenly Principle. Two: You should be public minded.
Three: You should be sacrificial. Why? That is where the love of God
shall come to dwell. That is the only way you can attract the infinite
love of God. Therefore, you don't need someone looking over your
shoulder to see if you are doing it or not. You are bound by your own
will, not anyone else's. My life was so hard many times that I wanted
to quit, but I couldn't. No one else forced me to go on, but I kept
going because I had tasted the love of God. When you experience the
deeper love of God, you can't for one moment go away from it.
In a way I miss the vicious persecution and life in the communist
prison because there I tasted the love of God the most. In the love of
God, nothing is impossible. Because of that love, God could endure and
be patient through thousands of years since the fall. You want to have
total, overwhelming love, don't you?
If you practice what I have told you this morning, you shall become
a central person in your home. First, become Principle-minded. At
home, respect your parents because they are your parents. That is the
Principle. Be sacrificial for the sake of the household. Then your
family will definitely want you in the central position. The Principle
works the same in America. Whoever truly practices public mind love for
the nation shall become the leader and master of that nation. The same
Principle can be applied to the world.
Why should we practice this on earth? Why not enjoy life here and
then practice it in spirit world later? That is a very clever idea! But
this Principle must be practiced here on earth because this is the only
classroom you have. You have to go through elementary school before you
can enter high school. You cannot skip any of the material. When you go
to college, you use the same formulas you learned in your elementary
and high school days. No formula can change; all it can do is expand.
The spirit world is a higher realm that is completely
Principle-oriented, public minded, and sacrificial. Unless we start to
practice those things here on earth, we cannot unite with the spirit
world. The spirit world and the physical world all operate on one
principle. To enter into the spirit world and practice that principle
on a higher level, you have to practice on earth first. Your elementary
work must be done on earth so you can continue in spirit world. Unless
you feel the love of God on earth, you cannot feel it in spirit world.
What kind of temple does God want? Each one of you should be the
temple of God. When God dwells within you, does He want to look out
through your eyes with His vision or your vision? In true love your
eyes, nose and ears all become God's instrument. Through them, God will
perceive His way. When the mind is fully contented in the love of God,
then the whole body will be contented. The mind becomes exuberant and
ecstatic when it has love. When there is love, therefore, there is
freedom. Without love, everything is in slavery. In America, a person
takes drugs and thinks he is free. Actually, there is no freedom
there. That person is creating his own hell because no love dwells in
All creation was made for God's love. You are the temple of God
when you become a public person. Look through your eyes in God's way;
have God's hearing, God's smelling, God's voice, and God's touch. When
you brothers perceive a beautiful woman in God's way, how would you
think? Would you think about how you could get her to bed? You would
think, "How can I advance her happiness? How can I make her
better and whole?" You want to convey the public minded love of
God to her so that she becomes in turn a public minded person who is
another beautiful temple of God.
If you find there is no love of God within a person, then you want
to give love to him. How noble that is. When most women look at a very
handsome man, they wish they could have a date with him. But godly
vision is different. When you put God inside of you, your world concept
changes. You may not have wealth, but that doesn't matter, for as long
as you practice love, you are the richest person under the sun.
You know now that God dwells within you when you have a mind of
Principle, a public mind, a sacrificial mind. This is the place where
God rejoices. The moment you complain and become depressed, think that
God is leaving you. You cannot afford to lose Him, so you try to
improve in order that He will stay. As long as God stays within you and
you think in God's way, there is no complaint. But once God leaves,
you lose everything.
Many tall, blonde-haired, good-looking American brothers are asking
me for short, Korean or Japanese fiancees. Why? I represent the whole
Oriental culture, and through me you have had a taste of heavenly
love. No one can take that love away from me or you.
Yesterday an elderly Korean woman who has followed me ever since
our Church was established came to East Garden. She used to come to the
Church three times a day. She said, "Father, unless I see you
three times a day, I become crazy and I cannot live." When she
came to East Garden she said, "My life is hell now because I
cannot see you every day. This morning I have come to see you." I
never showed her any special favor in the past; I always treat all the
members the same way. Mother was sitting next to me and the lady said,
"I feel shy to say this, but I love you, Father." Mother was
the first one to smile when she said that.
I don't show you any fabulous miracles, but there is something
within me that touches everyone's heart. It is the love of God. Like
electricity, it is not visible but you know that the current is
flowing. God is a super person, but He works exactly the same as you
You have a certain attachment to the clothes you wear, even to your
eyeglasses. If your mind works that way, what about God's? Does God
feel a certain attachment to an object or a person? If God uses your
body as a dwelling place, do you think He will have a certain
attachment to you? Are you happy? God lets you suffer, but that is the
fastest way to welcome God within you. God also enjoys the love that is
public minded and sacrificial. You are going to resemble God, and when
you go inside of God and God comes within your heart, you have total
freedom. You have no strange feeling at all.
If God is dwelling within you, but you have some selfish thinking,
then you feel as though you are choking. That is God saying,
"You're wrong. Change your mind." Unless you live the public
minded way, God wants to chop off the hand or limb that disobeys His
principle. There is no way He can stay there otherwise. To keep God
within you, to make Him happy, you have to practice the three points I
have explained! You must be a principled person' you must be public
minded, and you must be sacrificial. There is no national boundary in
God. That's why this love can be extended even to your enemy. Then the
true unity between mankind and God will be created; true unity between
the spirit world and the physical world can be created. God is that
Within your heart I have planted a small seed of God's mind. That
seed must germinate and grow bigger and bigger, reaching out to your
family, society, nation and your world. If you have a difficult task
ahead of you, go after it. You are not asking for an easy way out,
looking for a clever way. While you are tackling that difficult
mission, there is no room for complaint. When you are trying to
practice everything in love, how can you complain? You cannot complain
against love. When you are searching after that love, you must always
have a grateful heart to give glory and praise to God. Then God will be
within you. If you want to be the dwelling place of God, you should be
serving and praising Him all the time. If God is within you, you want
to make Him happy, so you have to practice the Principle and be public
minded. To truly have God within you for eternity, you must be
When you practice this, you cannot go wrong. If someone is nasty,
you might want to fight back, but then you think that for the sake of
God you must win him. That's the way you change your mind. God loves
love and wants to dwell in love. He doesn't want to dwell in the
Unification Church, but in me and in you. The Unification Church is not
the dwelling place of God. The Church is merely an organizing system.
Don't think you are only a part of the Church; the Unification Church
is for you. It is at your service. The work you do is not for me, or
for the Church. It is for you. The Unification Church has merely come
to assist you to go to heaven. How thankful you should be then. If the
Church is here to serve you, how can you complain? Actually, God,
myself and the Church are mobilized for your sake. You must know that
Now you know who God is and you know who you are! You are the
dwelling place of God. Your eyes shall become whose eyes? When your
eyes become God's eyes and your ears become God's ears, and so forth,
God feels they are working for Him. Then when you hear something, you
know immediately if it is a satanic sound or a heavenly sound.
The Europeans who are here for workshop may say that they want to
go back to Great Britain because the job there is easier. On the
contrary, they must think, "The job here is not hard enough for
me. Where is it the hardest? Maybe I will go to Africa, or South
America." Maybe Mother and my children would not welcome the idea
of moving to Africa, but it doesn't matter; I will go anyway. Is this
Now you know that your suffering is creating a bigger shopping bag
for you to hold the love of God. The fragrance of that love is so
wonderful that black, white and yellow people will feel heaven in it.
Your God-centered suffering creates that kind of container, and you
want to give that package of love to the world. If people reject you,
that package of love will pass down to your own children. You won't
lose anything. One way or another, you are the winner.
Be thankful. Digest everything so there is nothing stuck in your
stomach. Nothing is harder than international marriage, and if you can
unite two extremes in marriage you can digest anything. When you can
serve a strange husband or wife, you know that you are sampling the
difficulty ahead of us. While serving in your home you shall be
principled, public minded and sacrificial. That way of life will grow
like a snowball and cover the entire world. That world shall be the