REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
UNIFICATION OF THE FATHERLAND
January 1, 1987, Midnight
World Mission Center - Grand Ballroom
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
The slogan for the new year of 1987 is "The Unification of the
Fatherland," represented by four Chinese characters- Cho
Guk, Fatherland and Tong Il, Unification.
Mankind was supposed to enjoy the Kingdom of Heaven- the unified
fatherland on earth-from the very beginning. If there had been no fall
of man, the entire globe would have been that fatherland. Whenever we
speak of the global fatherland, then, we are speaking of the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth.
That particular Kingdom of Heaven would have been initiated by God
and connected with Him forever. There would never have been a moment
when God was separated from His kingdom. Mankind was supposed to have
created the God-centered family of man on the face of the earth. All
men and women were supposed to live in the fullness of life with God
and when their time on earth was over, they were supposed to be
elevated into the spirit world in which they would dwell for eternity.
That world we can call the Kingdom of Heaven in heaven.
Because of the fall of man, however, that Kingdom of Heaven on
earth did not become a reality. For that reason, no one has grown to
the level of maturity where he or she can qualify to deserve the
Kingdom of Heaven in heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven in heaven has been
empty - without any residents.
The fall of man brought about separation on every level. First of
all, it brought the separation in individuals between mind and body,
then the separation in the family between husband and wife and parents
and children. In every level of society we see the division which is
the consequence of the fall.
The Heavenly Kingdom is a unified kingdom, composed only of
individuals who have achieved true unity. No one has been worthy to
enter that kingdom of unification in heaven because of the fall and the
separation that occurred. The fall brought separation from God and one
another. People dwelling in the North, South, East and West created
their own separate man-centered cultures, and all the different races
came into being. In the North, the white race arose; the black race
started in the South; in the East, it was the yellow race. Struggle and
competition began to arise on every level resulting in a great deal of
tragedy and war. Humanity has come to the present time, the twentieth
century, in this way.
Races and cultures have sought to compete with and dominate each
other, producing continuous struggle and war. In order for one group to
prevail over another with the strength of 100, it has to have the
strength of 110 or 120. For that reason, groups have colonized other
peoples, seeking to have a strong empire and to become a dominant power
in the world.
Human history can be said to be a history of numerous wars. Behind
those many wars, however, there has been a far greater and more subtle
struggle. That is the struggle between the forces of good and evil.
Many people are ignorant about this struggle, but whether they realize
it or not, everyone must eventually side with either the good camp or
the evil camp. The people with good character will be drawn into the
camp of goodness and those with bad character will be drawn into the
camp of evil. This has been the way the forces of good and evil have
manifested themselves on the face of the earth.
After the fall of man, human beings developed the ability to change
their character. People could not always uphold their own principles;
sometimes they would join the camp of goodness but then they would
change their position and join the evil camp. God, however, needs men
and women of unchanging character. In order to build such unchanging
character, God initiated religion. The good religions in the world are
those that are creating men and women of unchanging character, capable
of standing steadfastly upon their principles. Thus religion has been
creating, in a way, soldiers for the side of goodness-the heavenly
forces; that has been the role of religion throughout history. Religion
engenders the power of endurance and the qualities of boldness and
steadfastness. Through the activities of religions all over the world,
God has created His kind of people- with unchanging, good character-and
therefore the good forces could multiply.
The world can be divided into major religious spheres- Buddhist,
Hindu, Moslem and, of course, Judeo-Christian. Although their paths
have been different, all the major world religions have been moving
toward a common purpose and goal. The ultimate dispensational will of
God is to create the unification of one fatherland for all humanity. In
order to achieve that goal, there must be a movement which will unify
all good religions under their common cause. Once this sort of unity
has been achieved and the ultimate unification of the fatherland of God
has been completed, there shall be no further need for religion. When
history comes to an end-that means history has come to its chapter of
consummation-the most important thing for humanity to know clearly is
what is good and what is evil.
Like God, the quality of goodness possesses unchanging character;
it will always be on God's side. Evil, however, is changeable and
inconsistent; evil people change often for their own selfish benefit.
Evil will slowly but surely diminish and eventually be demolished. Even
though we have fallen character, we also have the original, good human
character lying dormant within us. For that reason, whenever God's
truth and goodness come into contact with people, human nature is
pulled as by a magnet to such spirit and truth. That is the hope for
Originally, human beings were supposed to have perfect
communication and give and take between mind and body.
But because of the fall of man, a barrier or shield came into place
that separated mind and body. What is the stage upon which Satan can
act? It is the carnal body, while the mind became the stage upon which
God and goodness could act. This is why the common principle of good
religions has been to deny and control the desires of the physical
body. Satan hates to see good people communicating with God, and he
always tries to attack such people and turn them around.
What is the most perfect base for satanic give and take within
ourselves? What kind of character provides Satan the best base for his
work? It is the selfish character, a self centered person. What is the
definition of a good person and an evil person? The evil person is the
one who centers upon himself and tries to sacrifice others for his
benefit. This has always been the character of evil dictators and
despots throughout history. A good person, on the other hand,
sacrifices his benefit for the good of others. This is a simple
definition of good and evil people.
Who are the saints in history? They are those people who sacrificed
to the utmost for the greatest goodness-for humanity and the world.
Those are the people who make up the good forces of spirit world that
prevail in the world today.
How can we make unification within ourselves possible? There are
only two ways to do it: one way would be to conquer and subjugate your
body completely to the will of your mind, so that the body follows the
mind absolutely. Another way would be to add tremendous, extraordinary
power to the mind, so that the body would have absolutely no room for
its own will. Religion does these two things; it teaches people how to
subjugate, even to torment, in a way, their physical body. Also,
religion gives enormous spiritual strength to the mind, so that the
body will have to follow automatically. We can see by studying
religious history that no matter how weak or feeble a person might
appear, once he receives spiritual inspiration or revelation, he
becomes completely ignited and filled with power. So religion works in
two ways: to subjugate the body and strengthen the mind.
What about the whole world? What method can be used so that the
world can become united? What is the common base or the unifying point
for all levels, including the individual, family, clan, tribe, nation
and world? There is the one formula we can apply to bring about unity
on each level. First we must realize or diagnose the manner in which
Satan infiltrated us, how he came to dwell within mankind. We learn
through the Principle that the human body became the recipient of
satanic lineage; in other words, the bloodstream became the means of
transferring Satan's inheritance. Thus we received ingredients from the
wrong root and that has been the cause of human evils.
In order to cleanse our body of its fallen lineage, then, we have
to subjugate the body or add extraordinary strength to the mind.
According to the Principle of Creation, what is the most powerful
unifying force in the universe? It is the true love of God. This is the
only power that can bring about absolute unity between two or more
Because of the fall of man, each person is like a wild olive tree;
the fallen world is like a forest of wild olive trees. God's
dispensational will is to send one true, God-centered olive tree to
restore all the wild trees. Then what is the process of restoring them?
All the wild trees must be cut and branches from the true olive tree
must be engrafted onto the wild roots. This is a dramatic and
revolutionary process; for that reason, there are always repercussions.
When you look at the buds or the branches of the true olive tree, you
cannot observe any external difference between them and those of the
wild olive tree; they look the same. So when the branches are being cut
off of a wild tree, the entire world, including the natural parents and
the family, says, "What's going on here? Why have you taken our
In the Bible, Jesus said, "I am the living bread that came
down from out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live
forever; . . . Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of
the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in
yourselves" (John 6:51,53, NAS). This is an exact analogy of what
I am saying here. You were born as a wild olive tree and then you were
cut, and the branch of the true olive tree was grafted into you. At
that time you became a new person, no longer a part of the satanic
lineage but joining the heavenly lineage. Thus Satan has no condition
to attack you any further.
The major religions of the world have always expected the coming of
the ultimate one-the Messiah, in Judeo-Christian terms. All the major
religions of the world have the hope that the time will come when God
will grant to the world that ultimate one-the Messiah-who brings the
pure lineage of God. Through engrafting onto that true olive tree,
human citizenship will be transferred into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Theology by itself cannot give salvation to anyone. The important
question is, how can we get out of Satan's domain? Unless we go through
this grafting process, we are not entitled to Heaven because our
lineage is different. Satan will always be able to claim, "This is
Our slogan, "Unification of the Fatherland,' is most profound.
It is not a simple or a merely external statement. The fatherland
cannot come into being unless there is first an individual unified
between mind and body, and then a unified family, clan, society, nation
and world. That is what gives substance to the fatherland. Because God
exists, it is human destiny to achieve the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Satan is the expert in the effort to divide all levels of society.
This world is divided into East, West, North and South, and Satan has
used culture to drive a wedge between East and West. There is a world
of difference between the two cultures of East and West, but they must
come together and achieve unity. If they just move along together side
by side, they will not achieve unity. One side must be turned upside
down and on top of the other. Which side should be upside down, then?
The American people. They see America as the center of the world, and
the future center of the worldwide culture.
There is a characteristic difference between the cultures of East
and West. The Western culture is more materialistic, with a great
interest in scientific development and technology. The Eastern culture,
on the other hand, has been primarily centered on the mind and spirit.
Therefore, the people have led a way of life that denies material
values. The East had also been relatively poverty-stricken for many
centuries because the Western world has plundered its wealth. People of
the West thought they could plunder the whole world and put it in their
pockets, but I want you to know that God would not allow that to
We see today that in the Western world the materially centered
concept has come to the end of the road. It is as if materialists are
standing on the edge of a cliff, unable to take another step.
Therefore, they are looking for hope from the East; they are longing
for some mystical sign from that direction that will save them.
You can see that this goes along with the principle we mentioned
earlier: the body must not control the mind. Because there is a God,
the mind is supposed to control the body. Therefore, Oriental culture
which is centered upon the mind and spirit, should take the subject
role on the world stage. The time is coming when this mind-centered
culture will influence the Western culture and unite with it. That is
the hope for the Western world, and that is when the consummation of
human history is possible.
Each of you is a harbinger of this, a pioneer for the new culture.
You were born and grew up a part of the Western culture-eating cheese
and hamburgers-yet you have come to an Oriental teacher, Reverend Moon,
seeking to receive spiritual well-being.
The division of East and West is the first problem we mentioned.
The second problem is the division between North and South, or the
white versus black problem. This is very simply a problem of wealth
versus poverty; the white people are well-offend the black people poor.
There must be some extraordinary movement in which white people will
give away all their wealth and try to help the poor black people of the
world. If such a movement becomes strong, it will change the whole
world situation. At the same time, black people cannot just sit and
arrogantly demand that white people come and serve them. They must say,
"It is not the fault of any one white person. We have to change
and achieve harmony with the white people and create a truly
These two problems of East vs. West and North vs. South are a
reality in our world. Besides that, we also have the problem of
communism vs. democracy. Likewise, the racial divisions are everyone's
problem. These conflicts have become exaggerated during this latter
part of human history. The differences between rich and poor, black and
white, and Oriental versus Western have become very noticeable,
virtually all at once. This is the sign of the end of the world; Satan
can see that God's dispensational will is working and thus he is doing
his absolute, final best to multiply division in every possible realm.
What is the key to world survival? All must meet in the center, so
there must be a great circling motion-North coming to the West, East
going to the South, South going North. We need to see that kind of
change of position and turning. Throughout history, the world has had
no true center. Where should that center be? It should be in God, and
we should all come to that center and find safety in it.
Why did God create this world? Was it just in order to see the
faces of Adam and Eve? No, God wants to fulfill true love. Where is
true love and what is its position? When the fall of man came, all the
bridges were burned that connected man with true love and the character
of a true father and true mother. The fallen generations have been like
orphans- children without parents. The Messiah comes, in the position
of the True Parents, to be the bridge for true love between God and
men. That is the role of the Messiah and the role of the True
Parents-to be the bridge of true love.
Before we talk about unification of the fatherland and before we
talk about anything else, the most important item on the agenda is to
find that bridge of true love. Unless we go over that bridge of true
love, no one-including kings and queens and presidents of great
nations-can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. They have to cross the
bridge of true love, through the True Parents.
Jesus came to the world in order to lay down that true love bridge.
Could he do it alone? No, Jesus had to have an object of love in order
to create that true love bridge and be installed as True Parents of
mankind. For that very reason, Christianity can fulfill its destiny
only with the second coming of the Messiah. The True Parents must come
Perhaps a great scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize, might claim
that because of his qualifications he should be able to cross a single
man's bridge into the Kingdom of Heaven. Is that possible? You must
know that we have to possess a key to open the Kingdom of Heaven in
heaven, as well as on earth. That key is simply the true love bridge of
the True Parents. Eternal life begins at the moment when True Parents
come together and are completely one with God.
Western people today have many fears. Some Westerners fear
"yellow power"-that Orientals will gain dominion over them
and cause great suffering. Another fear is that of communism, which is
a legitimate fear. Actually, the Western people are totally in the
minority. Asians number at least three billion in the world! What kind
of a democracy do we have in the world now, with the white minority
controlling the vast majority? If you stand by your own democratic
principles, you are destined to lose.
Look at Japan, that small island nation. Forty years ago, it was
devastated by war; the Allied nations were triumphant as VJ Day was
declared. Now, however, Japan is leading the United States and the West
in almost every domain. This is the way history has moved-power has
been transferred to the area of the Pacific Ocean and Asia. Japan
became the instrument by which the Asian peoples' potential could be
The question is, where can we get the energy to solve our two
problems of East/West and North/South? Do you think the answer will
come from President Reagan? Or perhaps it is the director of the CIA,
or perhaps the Defense Department and the Pentagon? What about the
power of science and technology? Where will the energy come from to
solve the fundamental problems of the world? That power can only come
from God Himself.
Who is Reverend Moon, then? How do you know whether Reverend Moon
is God's son or Satan's son? Reverend Moon cannot be Satan's son
because of the result of his work- look at this auditorium, as one
example. In this place those two primary world problems have been
resolved. Here we have unity between East and West; Orientals and
Westerners all coming together as one. Likewise, the North and South
problems are solved-white and black people are together in unity.
Instead of just talking about the problems here, we have the solution:
we are welding ourselves into one. We have the "true love
bolt" that brings Easterners and Westerners together into one
welded body. No matter how formidable any earthly power may be,
including the power of the government, the CIA, or the military,
nothing can break up this true fusion of love and unity between East
Suppose we have a black person and a white person trying to be
close by standing back to back-that is closeness but it is not real,
90% unity. The Unification Church is the group which turns black and
white around, face to face. I don't know what is the mystery of the
Unification Church, but one thing is incredible: black and white are
marrying and creating families; so are Orientals and Westerners.
Instead of running away from such matches, you are asking for them more
What is the color of true love? Is it white? Black? True love has
no color-in other words, anybody who is color conscious cannot have
true love at all. You've got to be color-blind. So you white people out
there, when you look at yourself, does your face look white? Or black?
Look at the doves-the white and black doves coo together; they mate and
lay their eggs. The supreme creation of men and women must learn to coo
like the doves to one another. We must learn true love.
When God looks at you, He looks through the eyes of true love. What
colors of skin is God aware of? He doesn't see people's skin color when
He looks at them. God is interested in anyone who is doing dramatic and
extraordinary things. Thus He likes to see black men working in harmony
with white men and Eastern people working with Westerners. Those kinds
of scenes give a great deal of joy to God. What else do you need, as
long as God is satisfied?
What is the Unification Church? It is the point of unity between
God and mankind. Unification doesn't come when people are back to back;
that can only be an alliance, not true unification. One must be atop
the other and it doesn't matter who is on top-white or black-as long as
there is true love unification, it becomes a delight to God. Without
this kind of true love, we can't even talk about unification. It would
only be empty words, with no substance.
We have the special power to solve the problems of East/West and
North/South and with that power we can bring the unification of the
fatherland. Today every nation is part of the world's problems-the
United States, the Soviet Union, and every nation. There is no solution
or cure for the problems of the world except the love of God; that is
the power the world needs.
Look at the faces within this auditorium today. We are truly a
rainbow collection. Some people might say, "The Unification Church
would be a better place if this auditorium were filled only with white
faces" Some might think, "Why should we have blacks in our
church? Why so many yellow people?" That kind of thinking is where
the problem lies.
When matching time comes, I am in a difficult position because when
I ask all those handsome, tall Western men "What kind of wife
would you like to have?" they always reply, "I would like a
Korean woman. If all the Korean women are taken, then give me a
Japanese woman. If they are all gone, then give me any Asian
woman" Then you Western women say, "Father, please give us
Korean or Japanese husbands. If all those are sold out, then any Asian
husband is okay" The Unification Church mass weddings have been
scorned and spurned in the past, but now the world is re-examining our
marriage system. They see some incredible power that can engender true
love and peace, uniting our divided world.
The Western culture, particularly the families, can learn a lot
from the Unification Church culture. America's most critical problems,
such as drug abuse, immorality and racial conflicts, have no real
solutions except those being proposed by Reverend Moon and the
Everywhere-in every family, home, neighborhood and community-these
problems are escalating. This is true not only in this society but also
in every society in the world. It is as if a typhoon were blowing and
breaking down every home, community and nation. There has been no
solution for them, until the solution brought by Reverend Moon- and
that is true love centered upon God.
Reverend Moon went to Danbury prison. This government and nation
came against me, but Reverend Moon didn't run away. I stayed here
because I want to have mercy and forgive this America and bring down
God's compassion. I did not come here to be served by others; I came to
save this nation. Until I fulfill that mission, I will not leave this
Can you trust my word? You say yes most readily. That is why the
outside world criticizes you as being brainwashed. But the verdict has
been given: no matter which direction you come from, there is no other
place for finding the answers except the Unification Church and
Reverend Moon. Here we are not just posing the questions and talking
about them, but we are living the solution. This is not just an opinion
of one or two individuals but it is becoming the consensus of nations
and even the world.
Where did we lose the fatherland? When the world lost the position
of True Parents, that was the moment we lost the true fatherland. The
world is our fatherland, but we speak more specifically about the
fatherland of our Unification faith-that is Korea. As you know, Korea
is a peninsula nation which is quite small, but it has very different
characteristics in the east, west, north and south. North Korea and
South Korea share a common historical phenomenon-the eastern sector of
the peninsula has been the dominant power over the western side of the
In the rest of the world the West has had influence or dominance
over the East, but in Korea the east has influenced the west.
Likewise, on a worldwide scale, the North has been dominant over the
South, but in Korea, the northern part is poorer and the southern part
is wealthier. These opposite phenomena occur because this is the
restoration era. The problem is that on this one peninsula, Korea, no
unification has been achieved. Who has the influence and power to bring
all four sectors into unity? That is the Unification Church and the
International Federation for the Victory Over Communism. This movement
is spreading out, unifying all four sectors of the Korean nation.
Unification is beginning in the South, influencing the entire
population of 40 million. What Reverend Moon does or doesn't do has
become a focal point of the entire Korean population. Furthermore, in
communist North Korea, Kim 11 Sung and his regime fear one individual
above all others in the south, and that is none other than Reverend
Moon. We are exerting pressure on North Korea, which has been virtually
the most isolated and closed society in the world; now it is being
forced to open its doors.
Reverend Moon has already helped China in many different ways; the
position of that country is crucial. I would like to freely share,
without any hesitation or reservation, the highest possible technology
we have. Major nations have become very selfish; America doesn't want
to share or give away any technology. Neither Japan nor the Soviet
Union want to give away anything, either. But Reverend Moon says,
"Open up. Let's give it to them"
Our movement has four major machine factories in Germany, utilizing
the highest technology. For two years, the German government has been
trying to find ways to keep Reverend Moon from coming into that
country. Despite this, our movement has been able to obtain these
important, sophisticated factories. Advanced technology has also been
brought into Tong 11 Industries. As you know, a type of robot machine
which does its work entirely independent of human beings has been
created. Research centers in Germany, Japan, Korea and the United
States have been established. Our movement has also developed the
highest possible computer technology in Japan.
Why do you think we are doing all this? We want to give it to the
world. Many people, whether they are in the United States or Germany,
have thought, "The world must serve our nation" But that is
wrong. The right way is for the United States to serve the world; West
Germany and every nation must serve the world. Reverend Moon is serving
the world and that is the way God lives. Do you follow? Our way of
life, including our marriage, is for the sake of the world. Nothing we
do, nothing we eat each day, none of that can be just for our own
individual sake but for the sake of the world. By the same token, the
Unification Church doesn't exist for its own sake.
We have some guests here this evening who have come to listen to my
talk; they are ministers of a particular denomination. I want to say to
them that their denomination does not exist for its own sake; it, too,
exists for the sake of the world. Anybody who tries to confine his
denomination within narrow boundaries will be suffocated by them, and
he will have no more power.
The Unification Church must never think, even for one moment, that
we are here to serve ourselves. We are here for the purpose of serving
the world; we are sacrificing ourselves for that purpose. This is the
reason Reverend Moon will never be destroyed; he will just become more
and more popular and appreciated.
In order to achieve ultimate world unification-the unification of
the fatherland-there must be a model. When I look at the Korean nation,
I know that it can become that model. All the four different sectors
must be united under one true God-centered ideology. In that way, Korea
is like the center for the entire world. If the small Korean peninsula
can unite into one, the rest of the world would be able to move
according to that same pattern and become united as well.
Let's look at it another way. In order to unite Korea, the work of
world unification must also continue. In other words, without having
major work done on the worldwide level, there is no way the Korean
peninsula can be united. This year is a crucial one for the United
States; God wants to accomplish certain programs here and also in Japan
and Western Europe.
In the heavenly dispensational schedule, the years from 1945 to
1985 were like the forty years of Moses' wilderness period. The three
years following that victorious period- 1986, 1987 and 1988-are going
to be probably the most crucial in all of human history. The work
Father is doing during these three years will create the environment
and lay the foundation for the unification of the fatherland.
Before the people of Israel went on their exodus from Egypt, they
proclaimed to all of the people that they were going. By the same
token, today the Unification Church must proclaim what it is doing to
the entire Christian world. Nowadays, many American clergymen are going
on pilgrimages to Korea; hundreds of people are going there every two
or three months. Why are they going to Korea? To discover the roots of
We shall create inspirational power here in America. We cannot
trust the Republican or the Democratic Parties. It will be too easy for
them to become the prey of communism. The Moonies are going to launch a
most spectacular patriotic movement. For the last fifteen years, you
didn't know what I was up to and, for that reason, you often did not
really cooperate with me. I forgive you, but only on the condition that
during 1987 you truly follow Father's principle and join in the
launching of this most patriotic crusade in America. We must bring this
nation around to God.
Actually, within the United States the majority of the people are
members of various minorities-approximately 65%. Thus the so-called
majority is actually a 35% minority. When the different minorities come
together, they comprise a majority. The 35% of the population are the
ones who regard Reverend Moon as their adversary; they are the ones who
pushed me into Danbury prison. But that confrontation is not yet over;
we shall have a showdown to decide who is right and who is wrong. We
shall see who is on the side of justice. Justice and truth cannot be
buried for long.
This year, our slogan is "The Unification of the
Fatherland" This slogan has implications on many levels, both
great and small. Unification by what? By fists and power? No, only by
the injection of true love.
What is America today? It is a wilderness, a desert of love. People
here are starving for love. As soon as we can bring them some true
love, they will be so eager to receive it - like a thirsty person
drinking water. Do you have such true love to give them? Father
actually has given you many true love injections. Also I have taught
you how to use this "injection machine" It is very simple.
People are always willing to receive the shot of love anywhere you can
give it, whether it is in the hip, the neck, the foot, or wherever.
When you offer that injection of true love, nobody will reject it. They
Go ahead and give out ten thousand true love shots during 1987. All
the 240 million Americans will eventually receive one. How could you
ever do anything better or more valuable than to restore the broken
families of America? Look at the drug epidemic today. It is a sign of
the hunger for love; people are so desperate for love, they take drugs
in order to get an artificial high. However, once you teach them how to
find true love, which is a greater high than anything artificial,
people will begin to change. Their complexions, their eyes, their
hearing, every emotion and every sense will work differently.
Are you going to become that kind of true love doctor, giving
injections all over the place? Raise your hands, those who want to do
that! What are you going to accomplish? You will bring the unification
of the fatherland. No other power except that of love can do this. What
is true love? It is the love that cares for its enemy; it gives the
ultimate gift and then forgets it. That is what Father has been doing
for America-giving and pouring out sweat and material into this
country, then forgetting it. I don't even want to remember what I have
We are bringing Japanese people over here and they suffer; the
Korean people come here and suffer and so do the European people. If
they were working and suffering in their own country, that would be
only for the sake of their own nation, so I want them to come here to
work for the sake of the world, since America today represents the
The property of the Unification Church doesn't belong to us; it
belongs to the world. By the same token, the people of the Unification
Church belong to the world, not to the Unification Church. Ultimately,
you belong to God; God will claim ownership of you, and will grant you
heavenly citizenship. Your original mind wants to belong to God; that
is an unchangeable aspect of you. Nobody can remove that.
I am wearing a suit tonight. Never for even one moment, however, do
I think, "This is mine,' in regard to my clothing or possessions.
They always belong to God first. That is even true of my own body-it
belongs to God, not Reverend Moon. So when this body gets tired, I
still cannot give up; God pushes my body to go forward. How can I
complain or refuse to follow that order? God is more tired than I am,
so how can I excuse myself from working? I cannot.
The subject of your prayers throughout this entire year should be
the Unification of the Fatherland. If you pray with this focus, then
this most profound goal can happen more quickly. As soon as this
crusade is launched, I need to get back to Korea because that country
is in a dangerous position now. I have taught you many things. I have
trained you and I have given you much love and guidance. Now the time
has come for you to take over the leadership position.
Since I came to America I have been just one man standing up to
train all the members of the church. Think about it. Now you have come
to resemble me. We all shall be the champions, workers and tireless
fighters for the unification of the fatherland.
On this first day of January 1987, the motto for the year has been
given. Let us all march forward together. Do you understand? Thank you.
God bless you.