REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
December 1, 1981
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
People are always contemplating doing something and are always
seeking after something. The important thing is what they are looking
for, what kind of dream they hope to fulfill. Men and women have
dreams, as does a family, nation and even the whole world. On a wider
level, the invisible world of spirit is also pursuing a dream. There is
some entity which created all the universe and that entity must have
had a dream or a reason for creating everything.
If you are living in the midst of a family and society that have a
chaotic or confused situation, you feel dizzy, as though you were
twisting back and forth, first one direction then another, without
control. You want to be turning steadily in one direction, with order
and joy. When you relate to some object for a certain purpose then
automatically you have a common center between you. The actions of
winding and unwinding both have a relationship to the axis. If you are
turning first one way and then another, but you are accomplishing
something by doing so, then you feel good. Even your eyes want to have
a purpose for looking out, not just stare aimlessly or move
independently of each other. When a person's two eyes are looking
steadily at something, you know he has a purpose in mind.
People often think dreams are phantom things without order or
direction, but that is not the kind of dream we are seeking. Our dream
has direction, purpose and discipline. It is a high, noble dream.
Suppose there was such a thing as a company that manufactured and sold
dreams. What would be the highest-quality, most expensive dream? Maybe
women would consider the dream of beauty to be the highest quality; the
dream would include beautiful clothes and a beautiful face. A man might
have the dream of being a broad-shouldered athlete. A woman may have
great beauty but if there is no purpose to her beauty, does it have
meaning? Would anyone like to be a beautiful doll that stayed all day
long in a glass box? No one could tolerate it. Real beauty is not just
external appearance, like a doll's, but requires active motion toward a
goal, with a purpose.
Do women want to be beautiful in order to impress other women or to
relate with other beautiful women? Why does a person have beauty as
her dream? Beauty is not an end in itself. but a means to greater
fulfillment. The goal of beauty is love. A beautiful woman is searching
for a man who will love her. Beauty finds its consummation at the
terminal of love.
Men want to be masculine and well-respected, but for what purpose?
Suppose you wanted to become the strongest man in the world and you
worked out every morning with weights. Once you became the champion,
would that be the end? If a man won many boxing matches and finally
became the world champion boxer, receiving cheers and a standing
ovation from the crowd, how would he feel if some big, tall man came
out and presented him with a bouquet of flowers to honor him? Wouldn't
he prefer instead to see a beautiful woman stepping forward to present
him with the bouquet? You men, tell me, would he prefer getting an
enormous bouquet with thousands of flowers from a big, burly man, or
would he like a smaller bouquet given to him by a nice lady?
Beauty searches for its complement to find harmony. A man searches
for a beautiful, feminine woman and a woman searches for a masculine
man. When you see a strong man and a lovely woman together, you feel it
is a beautiful sight because they complement each other.
I have observed the faces of American women, with their deep-set
eyes and distinct features and I always notice that they have high,
sharp noses. I have imagined how it would look to replace those noses
with flatter Oriental noses, but decided that it would be totally
unbecoming. On the other hand, a sharp, high nose would look out of
place with the broad features of an Oriental face. The interesting
thing is that though an Oriental nose is flat, it is well-secured!
There is harmony among those facial features.
Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? When a happy person looks at that
portrait, he feels happier. When a sad person looks at the Mona Lisa,
however, he feels more melancholy. That painting reflects all different
feelings, so all kinds of people can feel rapport with it.
Harmony is the central theme of the world God created. What would
be the highest dream, then? It must be a dream of ideal harmony. You
have to ask yourself whether your dream is to bring the entire world
into harmony with you, or whether it is to make yourself harmonious
with the rest of the world. Women might want to be beautiful so that
the entire world will shine because of them. If you smile, then. you
should not smile for yourself but for the benefit of all. All your
deeds. whether listening, talking, looking, or thinking should not be
for yourself; you should do them to harmonize with others. You are a
part of the whole. enhancing the value of all. You should become a
living Mona Lisa who can have rapport and harmony with the rest of the
All men have a dream directed toward such a woman. However. if a
man just wants to possess her beauty for himself. the woman will push
him out. [if she has an unselfish purpose but the man is thinking
selfishly. they cannot harmonize. The man's motivation would be
destructive for all. so it would be a righteous deed for her to kick
Men must live in accordance with the same principle. Men have a
large, masculine spirit in order to serve others. When a man and a
woman can be pulled together, both living in harmony for the sake of
others, then the entire universe will be influenced by them. Their
center is a noble dream of love. That is the epitome of beauty, which
other men and women would look at with admiration and longing. Heaven
and earth would respond in the same way.
How would God respond? Would He shout, "You make me nervous
when you behave that way! Be selfish and live for yourselves!"?
No, God is attracted by the beauty of harmony. If we can grab that
nucleus of the universal principle, then the entire universe is pulled
by us through that principle. The focal point of the universe is
harmonizing, noble love. When you move with such a heart, the whole
universe is turned by you and you feel joy. When you are moving in love
for eternity, you will never get bored, even if you repeat the same
actions over and over.
In love you find eternal give and take. Where is that action of
give and take begun and consummated? It can only center upon
harmonizing, noble love. Let's assume there is a God. He could not find
any better formula than this; so this must be His blueprint for the
world. Why are parents the center of a family? Not because they are the
oldest, but because they are the center of love. More than brothers and
sisters or relatives, the father and mother are symbols of harmonizing
love in a home.
That is how the national sovereign should be, as well; ideally, he
should be the harmonizing center of love for the nation. Is the
American President in that position? Far from it. Presidents have
always sought to gain power, rather than give love. Democracy is based
upon competition and the central theme is winning over someone else. An
ideal society cannot be created in such circumstances. This is the
inherent defect in democracy. In politics the contenders rejoice at
defeating their opponent, without caring what happens to that
individual. They don't think about harmonizing with him but are like
people who want to have only day and no night. To achieve political
ambition, almost anything has become acceptable.
In this atmosphere of competition and hostility, the old struggles
between the races can never be resolved. White people have told blacks
that it is their destiny to live as second-class citizens, not
realizing that everyone is related to everyone else. Of course there is
animosity and confrontation in daily life as a result. How can peace
be found there?
Black and white have an inseparable destiny, but they have not
realized that. If mankind is described as a mountain, white people
could be described as the snow on the peak. At the bottom of the
mountain there is black fertile soil in the valley, made rich by all
the leaves that have fallen there. Can the snow look down at the valley
and feel proud of being white and clean instead of dark like the
earth? The mountain cannot be a mountain without the valley; both are
important elements and they share the same destiny.
You never know when a beautiful face may be masking something
ugly. Can a beauty queen say she is so beautiful that she never has to
go to the bathroom? Even a beauty queen has to use the toilet every
day! Is the bathroom any more fragrant when she uses it? Most people
can tolerate their own smell, but they criticize someone else's bad
smell. When you say "I", you are including not only your
beautiful face, but also your insides and your smells in the bathroom;
you cannot separate these parts of you.
The same principle applies to each race. The yellow race is
positioned in the middle of the mountain. When you look at nature, you
see a lot of green color, but the green leaves always turn to brown or
yellow, eventually. The two colors are like cousins. The predominant
color in nature is actually yellow. Spring begins with yellow colors,
the forerunner to green, then the autumn season brings more yellow and
brown, as leaves turn and fall to the ground. We can conclude that
this yellow color is fundamental to nature.
The major world religions were all founded by people from Eastern
countries, not white or black people. At this time, one Oriental man is
coming forward, crying out, "Let's unite! Let's become the ones to
save the world!" It is logical and no accident that this person
comes from the Orient; this person is Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Crops grow better and most beautifully in the valley, so white
people must recognize that black soil has the element of life. Thus,
instead of giving leftovers to black people, white people should give
them their very best; there should be a give and take of life. If black
people need more education, white people are responsible for lifting
them up and helping them improve their cultural standard.
What kind of high or noble dream do you want? To gain a lot of
money? Maybe you want lots of power or knowledge so you can boast about
it. However, there must be a deeper, more important dream we can have,
some dream that can be welcomed by all of history, everywhere, even by
spirit world. That could not be a dream of money or power. Think about
it. If you felt every day that you were inching closer to such a dream,
would your life be a happy one? Would you be easily bored or tired, or
wouldn't you be exuberant every step of the way? I think you would be
When you are pursuing the dream of love, you have no time to be
bored or tired. You know you are going in the right direction, and that
some day you will jump into your dream and live in the intoxication of
the ideal. Even when tears are rolling down your cheeks, they will not
be tears of sadness, but tears of joy. Sometimes a person who is
frightened will scream, but when you jump into the ideal world of love,
your screams will be those of joy.
Anything that is evil in the secular, fallen world will be
completely digested and translated into joy by this noble dream. Even
suffering and death would not matter because reaching the goal will be
many times more compensation. As long as God exists, He must want to be
in such a noble place. What would He like to do there? Would He be
teaching the alphabet? Would He play cards and solve puzzles? No, He
would not want to spend His time in that way. By putting Himself in the
center of love, he already has everything. He would have no job
remaining, except to be intoxicated in ideal love and rejoice in it.
When God is immersed in love, would the fragrance of that love be
so enticing that you would be drawn toward it? Would you feel the urge
to touch it, or would you pull your hand away? Would you want to taste
more and more of it? You would want to be swallowed up in it, taking it
in through all your senses. If people want such ideal love, how much
more would God want to impart love with a delightful fragrance to
attract people? Is love just the beginning, or is it the end in
itself? Love is the fulfillment in itself.
If you felt ecstatic joy in true love would you want to continue
forever, or would you get bored? Would love just come to your brain, or
would it activate every part of your body? It activates every cell of
your body and then moves on to the next person. If God exists then the
whole world must be pulled by such power. Such a world must be the
ideal world, or heaven. The person who is entitled to enter the
heavenly world must have noble, harmonizing love. Is that an exciting,
dramatic conclusion, or a dull one?
You know such a world is possible. This morning you have already
realized that you are destined to reach that goal. We have no choice
about going. Everyone throughout history has to get there one way or
another. Would you like to get there quickly? One problem people have
today is a lack of will or perseverance. It's no good to know the truth
and then feel, "So what?" Do you have the will to get to that
ideal world? Normally everyone starts the journey eagerly, but many
people are deterred by even a small obstacle. Once you set your will,
you need persistence. A woman, for example, may start off with good
but if a man steps up to discourage her and offer his love, would
she continue? I think you are not sure what you would do! I knew an
ideal world was possible, and once I began the journey, nothing could
slow me down whatsoever. Do you have that kind of will?
The second thing you need is the ability to overcome all
obstacles. The most important thing for man is woman. However, that
woman is also a temptation to him, the hardest temptation to overcome.
Sexual desire is the hardest to overcome, the next is hunger, and then
the desire to be well-dressed and attractive. Money is also a
temptation because it can provide you with the other things you
desire. Money itself is not evil, but is only a tool; so how you
employ that money is very important. It is good if you use it to
benefit other people and help to create love.
People also like to have position and influence, to become leaders
with prestige; but the most important thing is how and where you
fulfill love. I am not saying you should not have good positions, but
that your position should only be a tool to help you fulfill love. The
Unification Church is a training ground where men and women can realize
their true goal and learn the discipline necessary to reach that goal.
You want to prove you are God's champions; so the world is your testing
ground, where you do fund raising, witnessing, work at businesses and
do home church. In doing so, you expose yourself to all kinds of
worldly temptations and you have to overcome them. If a sister thinks
she is beautiful, for instance, she can make herself unattractive to
ward off temptation.
We need money for a good purpose, so you learn how to make money.
If you don't know how to be financially independent, you will always be
pulled by money and defeated by it. A miraculous thing is happening in
the history of America: instead of wanting money for yourself, you want
it for the service of God. Some members feel heavy if they even think
about going out fund raising, but you should know that I have done fund
raising also. I have total confidence to survive under any
circumstances, even with a wife and twelve children. I can earn money
any time. I can be a farmer, a fisherman, a miner, or dock laborer. I
excel at everything; therefore, I am not tempted by money.
Right now you are training yourselves to be masters of economic
matters. Before you become parents, I want you to have confidence that
you can support your family. If you are not prepared, your own loving
children will distract you from going the heavenly way. But if you take
my word seriously and gain the right experience, you won't have any
Our church in Japan has an established tradition that the wives
support their families while the husbands are on the front line.
Sometimes it may happen that the wife is more needed for a mission and
then the husband supports the family. You should have confidence to
support your family in any case, not expecting some welfare program
from the church after a few years. I never lived that way. I want to
move the church forward, not be a burden to the church. Right now I am
not thinking about my family economy, but about how to move the world
First, you need a persistent will; second, the ability to overcome;
and third, you need to know how to execute your plan. Will is an
internal thing, and the second is an external struggle, while the third
is the actual deed. The final consequence of all these steps is your
achievement, the fourth step. I can overcome any obstacle.
You may come every Sunday to sit and listen to me, but you can
never be fulfilled until you go through every problem of the real
world. The fifth step is reaching the intoxication of the world of
love. Until then there are all kinds of headwinds and temptations
trying to stop you. If your fiancee is a disturbance to you on this
path, then even that person can be your enemy. Even your children can
be such an enemy. The Bible clearly says this.
Unless you can complete these five steps, you cannot have your
noble dream. In connection with having a persistent will, I want you to
know a little about the spirit world. Your thoughts are the real you;
that essential part of you will not change one bit when you go to the
spirit world, for it remains for eternity. You cannot liberate
yourself from your thoughts once you finish life on earth. You are the
prisoner of your thoughts.
When you die you know precisely where you are, and you are aware of
the different levels of ideals in spirit world. You may be aware that a
noble dream is there, but you cannot reach out for it. Your nature is
fixed once you go to spirit world. The important thing is that here on
earth you follow my words and pursue that noble dream and by leaps and
bounds you can progress to that goal. This is your opportunity.
If you cannot fulfill the realm of love completely while on earth,
you can only dwell in the realm of love which you completed. In spirit
world you don't need food or money or clothes. If all you care about on
earth is those things, in spirit world you have nothing to do. If you
live selfishly on earth, you have no way to move about in spirit world
because the spirit world cannot harmonize with you; I you will be a
foreign element. All you have to do is to practice love for others on
the earth, and all the doors of spirit world will open for you.
The ancestors of people who gave you money when you were fund
raising recognize that you have done something good for their family
tree. Fund raising is not just a way to raise money; more importantly,
it is to help liberate the spirit world. People are not doing you a
favor by giving a donation; you are doing them a favor. Spirit world
knows the value of this and they will give you a standing ovation when
you gain donations.
We have an incredible mission and I know that persecution must come
to anyone who pursues this mission. I follow the same rules you do.
Right now the whole country of America is trying to kick me out. It
would be easy for me to accuse America, but I cannot; if I did, all the
work you have done, the foundation you have made here, would be
destroyed. I did not come to be received graciously by America, but to
save it; so whatever mistreatment I receive, it does not change my
mission. Jesus Christ did not come to be served, but to save the world,
even to the point of taking up his cross. I started my mission with
that motivation and I will finish it with the same thinking.
1 have never walked this road for myself. All the teachings I have
given and my deeds are one. In my own life, I have proven the truth of
my teachings. I have taught you about fund raising, but who has raised
more funds for the American Church, you or me? For the benefit of our
American movement, I have brought more money than anyone else; but the
world thinks I took the money away from you to make myself rich. Have
you suffered more or have I? Even if the media doesn't realize the
truth, the spirit world does. All untruth will perish, but the truth
will go on, spirit world will go on and I, too, will go on.
Your suffering is actually a blessing and a privilege, for through
it you are liberating this earth and spirit world. When you shed tears
for the world, you are shortening the time of fulfillment of God's
dispensation. Every time you shed tears for others, God can pull you
closer to Himself. In your one short life on earth, you can leap over
6,000 years of restoration history. God wants to love you as an
individual while you are here on earth, not wait until you come to
spirit world. That is the Principle. How can you have such a love
relationship with God here on earth? The best and quickest way is to
be someone who suffers for the sake of truth, God, and love. Maybe the
entire world will misunderstand you, but God knows the truth; even if
the whole world hates you, God will love you.
Your dream here on earth is unlimited; it goes beyond the horizon.
You may be proud of being a member of the Unification Church for 10,
15, or even 20 years, but have you ever thought about how much you have
suffered for the sake of others? How worthy are you of receiving God's
love? That is the way you should evaluate yourself. Have you ever
thought that you are here to liberate this world, and that you want to
offer yourself to God as a sacrifice? Instead, many of you think that
you have been here long enough, and you just want the Blessing to come
I know how you can receive God's love; it is not by advertising
what you have done. God knows what you have done, so all you have to do
is volunteer to do harder work, getting your feet wet and suffering
every day for the sake of God and mankind. When you give money to help
someone, don't think you are giving it just to that person; history is
behind you and that money is for the sake of the world, as well as
spirit world. Every minute, every hour of the day I have committed
myself to the cause because I know this principle. It is not out of a
sense of duty, but a desire for the creation of a new, ideal world that
I go this way.
Today is Tuesday; two days ago, I gave a sermon for Sunday service,
and many people asked me to rest today in order to improve my health.
Some of the leaders volunteered to take responsibility for a meeting at
the New Yorker, but I refused their offer. December is the last month
of the year, and I felt that I should give a sermon today. If I had
been seeking any comfort, I would never have come to the United
States. I will go all the way to the end without slowing down. If I
leave America under any circumstances, I will have no regrets, for I
feel I have done my absolute best for this country. God is moving me to
other nations for the mission, and I will obey Him. Wherever I move,
God is moving also.
Wherever I am directed by God to go, I shall create a new world.
What a great life that is! To some people's eyes, I may seem to have
lived a miserable life, but in the eyes of God, I have lived the most
dramatic and fulfilling life. I have encountered many difficulties in
my lifetime, including my own family relationships, but they have only
pushed me to greater accomplishment, never distracting me from the
mission. Ultimately, God took responsibility and solved the problems
We are not living for ourselves or the secular world, but for God
and the liberation of all mankind. Will you join with me? Then you
must join with me in my philosophy, principle, and way of life,
harboring the highest, noblest dream in your heart. You must not be a
random daydreamer, but a Principled dreamer. The world has pointed
their fingers at me throughout my life and called me a crazy dreamer;
in fact, that was the nicest thing they called me! But it is
interesting that my crazy dreams have become reality one by one, year
by year, decade by decade, and now, after sixty years, many people in
the world are
starting to believe my dream. Even heads of state are starting to
listen to me, thinking I may have a solution to their problems. People
in the highest places are turning to me, but you who are my followers
are sometimes the ones who believe in me the least! Other people may
know my strength, but they do not know where it comes from. You,
however, know that it comes from true love.
Some of the scientists who attended the Science Conference in Korea
this year commented that we have wonderful young people in our
organization. I wonder what is so wonderful about you? You don't have
the knowledge that they do, or the influence, and often your pockets
are empty; but if you really follow my direction, you have a wonderful
spirit and motivation to live for others. People sense this about you;
it is like a beautiful fragrance coming from you and they smell it. You
are different; you are not ordinary, secular people. When people look
into your eyes, they sense purity and sincerity and a lack of greed or
hate. The world has eyes filled with self-centeredness and hostility,
but they don't see such eyes in you. Have you changed since you joined
the Unification Church? You used to be rebellious and talk back to your
parents, but now you have learned to accept the world's persecution and
abuse with meekness and humility. Your life has been turned upside
When you harbor the noble, harmonizing dream of love on this earth,
you will be lifted up into limitless freedom in spirit world. What
thoughts come first into your mind? When the thoughts of loving others
come first, the doors of spirit world open up and you can reach God.
You will have the entire spirit world as your domain and you will be
totally free in the universe. It won't matter where you go, for doors
will automatically be opened everywhere. The more you suffer for other
people here on earth, the greater will be your welcome in spirit
world. The ancestors of people who benefited from you will give you a
ticker-tape parade when you arrive there, and the relatives of those
who mistreated you will be apologetic.
The Unification Church is not just an earthly entity, but a
universal entity embracing the spirit world and physical world
together. Unless we can bring liberation to both of them, unification
is not possible. For this goal, we shall lay the necessary foundation
in our daily lives. The home church providence operates according to
this principle; you give love through sacrificial service, and every
door will be opened to you. You are not dealing with simple individuals
in your home church area, but with a microcosm of the whole world. When
you witness to people on the street however, you are only dealing with
individuals; so home church witnessing has more value.
We can only overcome community opposition through home church. You
are often ready to cry over problems in your own family, but you have
not shed heartbroken tears for your country or the world. You should
be doing the opposite-not shedding tears for your family, but for
mankind and for God. God has not been suffering because of problems in
heaven, but on the earth. Your eyes should be God's eyes, and your
tears should be God's tears, so you should shed tears on behalf of
God. Unless you experience the depth of God's feeling in your prayers,
shedding tears, that prayer is only lip service. Tears are precious.
When you go out to witness, tears should roll down your face first.
When you fund raise with tears, spirit world will come and help you.
What we do in the Unification Church is most important in order to
fulfill our noble dream. No matter how fortunate you may be, with a
beautiful family and beautiful spouse, unless you share this dream with
me, you will not join with me in spirit world. Where I go, you will
not go. Even if you are blessed, if you only live for the sake of your
own family, you will not enter into heaven, because heaven is designed
to accept only those people who live for the sake of others. Marriage
itself is for the sake of God and His providence, because spirit world
centers around the family foundation. It is much better for an
individual to be part of a couple in fulfilling the ideal. That is why
you need marriage; it is not just for your own happiness.
Why do you need children? To experience how to truly love the
world. The way you love your children is the way you should love the
world. The family is a microcosm of the world; it is a textbook of
love, where you can learn what you need in order to go to heaven. All
of this is absolutely true; the mixed-up thinking you have now will not
be enough to enter heaven.
If you have not changed yourself even after I have taught you these
things precisely and you appear in spirit world as you are, no one will
sympathize with you. Do you understand? It is a tragedy if you fail to
live up to this, after hearing it spelled out exactly. Even for birds
it is most tragic to lose their mate and their family, to become
isolated. When ducks fly across the broad sky, they have an order-a
family and a group to which they belong. You are keeping your position
as part of the whole of humanity and it is not necessary for you to
speak about what position you have or what you are. You cannot say
anything, because the truth is already there.
Life on earth is a precious opportunity, for here you can advance
by great leaps, even across a million years. Once you have lost your
physical life, there are no secular worries about food or clothing in
spirit world, but only about love. If you have no capacity for love,
you become a wandering spirit, trying to come back to earth to correct
your deficiency, but unable to do so easily. You cannot settle
anywhere. I know precisely how the spirit world works.
I heard that one brother here worries all the time about his Korean
fiancee; he feels that he is completely melted in his love for her. But
he should be ashamed of never being melted in the love of mankind and
God; how can he be worthy to love one woman? Even now I do not give
myself entirely to Mother, for I have a much greater duty to love God
and mankind. The mission must come first. When you think about the
love of God and mankind, your fiancee is just one little branch of that
I am sure that after your wedding, some women will ask their
husbands, "How much do you love me?" In order to satisfy
their wives, the men will reply, "I love you very much." But
the wives will not be satisfied and will demand, "How much is
that?" If the husbands reply, "I love you more than I love
God and the world," will the wives be happy? I want you to know
that if Mother asked me such a question, I would never answer in that
way. My entire self is consumed in loving God and mankind; then I love
Mother and our children. My best answer would be, "My love for
Mother is as big as Mother herself." Sometimes that answer may not
be good enough for Mother, but it is the truth. It has a tremendous
implication. When a mother is a universal mother, she deserves
universal love. To be a mother is not easy and there are all levels of
No matter what has happened in my life, no matter how much people
have accused me, I have survived and kept going and prospered. We are
marching toward the highest possible dream and that march will continue
this month, this year, and beyond our lives. It is a beautiful,
exciting, dramatic life we are living in pursuit of that dream.
Ultimately, no one will be able to deny or refuse that dream; the
entire world will be embraced by it.
We of the Unification Church are the flag bearers, the front line
soldiers of that dream. The flag will continue moving forward. Even if
I falter, one Reverend Moon after another will pick up the banner and
continue to march forward with it. Don't you want to possess such a
noble dream? Everyone is curious that I never seem to get tired, but
they do not know this secret-with such a dream, how can one get tired
or bored? How can you not devote every minute of the day to it? When
you are marching on there will be much opposition before you, but in
the dark night when you look behind you, there will be many people with
lanterns, lighting the way.
I know that the sun will rise in the morning. Our new dawn is
almost here. Once that new day comes, I will reminisce about the dark
night when I struggled alone but never gave up the goal. That night
will be a beautiful memory forever.
We have a great shining hope on the horizon. We shall embrace the
sun of God's shining love and warmth, shedding tears of joy and love
together. That will be a new day, a day of triumph and vindication. It
will be the consummation of dispensational history and the dawn of a
new civilization for heaven and earth. You are living such a dramatic
life; you are a precious, historical person. You knew nothing about
this until you came to the Unification Church, but this truth has
transformed your life, giving you new value.
I will pass away, but Belvedere will be here for hundreds and
thousands of years. People will want to come here and touch this podium
in the future, sitting where their forefathers sat with me, wishing
they could have been here. Unless you live up to this privilege now,
how can you show your face in spirit world? You must be proud to say,
"Yes, I was one of those who listened to Reverend Moon at
Belvedere." Your pride shall be in the fact that no one else in
the future can top your standard of obeying and loving God and True
Parents and serving mankind. I want you to be ancestors with that kind
of pride; I want to create such men and women out of you. If I really
love you, such thinking is only natural. I don't want you to fail, but
to be famous in history. I don't want to take people to spirit world
who have no pride or dignity, who can be accused by the generations to
come. Billions of people will be in a position to either envy-you or
accuse you. I want them to envy you.
I have been told that our training programs don't have enough
qualified lecturers, but I say that the few qualified ones should just
lecture and lecture, even until they die, and then they shall become
heroes in spirit world. The sins of any such person who died early
because he was overworked lecturing would be covered by his sacrifice.
You must become men and women who have this high, noble dream. I
have another dream, which I explained at the Science Conference. That
is the international highway system in the Far East as a pattern to
bring peace to the world. Many people think it is a crazy idea, but I
have a plan of action, not just an idea, and by following the steps I
outlined to you, I will fulfill it. First, I have a persistent will;
second, I will overcome the difficulties; next, I will execute my plan;
and finally it will be accomplished.
First Japan should construct a bridge between Japan and the Korean
peninsula. Nothing is better than a beginning, so even two rails will
be good for starters. With such an incredible mission ahead of me, how
can I get tired?
This morning when you woke up at 3:00 to come here, you probably
felt, "We just had a meeting at Belvedere two days ago. Why do we
have to go back again?" But aren't you glad to be here? Do you
have a dream now? How dramatic that you could drive here so early in
the morning with that kind of dream in your heart. You have even
forgotten about your legs being uncomfortable from sitting on the
floor. Young people in particular must have a dream. When I was young
I had extraordinary dreams, and I thought of the most incredible
We shall harbor this noble dream and march on to the end. Amen!
For the sake of love, Amen!