REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
GOD'S PROVIDENTIAL COURSE
AND THE COURSE
OF HUMAN LIFE
January 11, 1987
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
God's providence can be divided into two courses: the indirect and
the direct. We can also say that one is the providential will of
creation, and the other is the providential will of restoration. After
the fall of man, God had to pursue a restorational course in His
providence. In other words, we are dealing with a God whose will is the
restoration of mankind.
Many people nowadays don't even know if God exists. However, the
Unification Church is a group which lives realistically with God. Not
just those within the church but also those working on strictly
economic missions are living with God's presence. We feel every day the
real presence of God, so we are actually linking two lives-the life of
faith and the life of reality. Commonly in the religious tradition,
there has been a gap between one's life of faith and daily life. But in
the Unification Church, the pattern is different: our life of faith and
our everyday reality are one.
Traditionally, a person could only grow in his spiritual life by
separating from the secular world. Thus the tendency of religious
people has always been toward "otherworldliness" But in the
Unification Church, on the contrary, we feel that our accomplishment
must be within the real world, the secular world. It is there that we
must achieve God's will. Always the problem lies in the difference
between God's will and our human interpretation or understanding of
As you know, there is no possibility for God to fall; He has no
relationship with such a thing. God existed always - before the human
fall and after it - but there was a difference in God's mind after the
fall. He became totally concentrated upon the restoration of fallen
humanity. Today God is working in this fallen world, but He never
compromises Himself or comes down to fallen humanity's thinking. His
mind is always centered upon one thing: achieving His original purpose
of creation. His providential will has always been to bring humanity
back to that original place.
People have a tendency to remember only joyful things and to forget
or ignore unpleasant memories. That is part of our original nature.
Good things must be good not only for ourselves but also for our
family, clan, tribe, nation and world. Ultimately something good should
also be joyful for God. Another original human tendency is to limit any
sort of tragic or dreadful experiences to oneself We don't want to
expand bad things to others.
The original mind is always trying to engender good things, good
elements, wanting to increase good all the way up to the level of
almighty God. What is the ultimate aspiration of the original human
mind? It is to see a joyful universe and joyful God. As an American,
you don't want to see just your nation joyful. You would like to see
joy for your own nation linked with the rest of the world. We want to
see the joy of the world and God.
There are two minds within each person: one is the self-centered,
fallen mind and the other is the original mind, which is a portion or
reflection of God's nature. Those two minds are always in conflict
within each person and this is truly the human problem. Why is our mind
divided like that? Why do people have both an altruistic mind and a
selfish mind? Throughout history, philosophers have tried to answer
this question and solve the problem, but they could not.
Without knowing the truth about the &11 of man, many people
have concluded that we have two conflicting minds because the original
cause also has two minds-that there are two origins, in other words.
The greatest contribution of religion throughout history has been to
explain that there was a fall of man in the beginning which caused two
conflicting human natures to arise. Where did religion itself come
from? It came from God. If we did not have any understanding that there
had been a human fall, we would have no way to begin to solve human
Think about it: human nature became tainted in the first human
beings, the first ancestors of humanity. Because of the multiplication
of humanity from those first parents who fell, the entire population of
the world has been tainted with that fallen nature. No one could escape
from it. Everybody is born with it and it pervades the entire world.
If one could see the residue of fallen nature which has been
accumulating throughout history, it would be higher than the Himalayan
mountains, deeper than the Pacific Ocean, and more vast than the Sahara
Desert. But people simply do not realize this. We do not see this
incredible burden of sinfulness and we do not realize how severe it
is. Would you be willing to pay any amount of money to cast off that
burden from your shoulders? Have you ever seriously thought,
"Yes, I am truly burdened by this sinful nature of fallen
Even though people are crushed under this heavy burden of fallen
nature, the original human mind never dies and is always struggling to
be free. It is always ready to seize any opportunity to revive and
express itself. Of the two minds within you, which would you prefer to
be connected with- the original mind or the fallen mind? Certainly, you
prefer the original mind. It is easy to say that, but can you imagine
how beaten, broken and kicked around that original mind has been
throughout history? It is virtually covered with scars.
Think about it. Picture the original mind as a baby's face-precious
little nose, mouth, ears, and so forth- completely covered by scars. In
St. Paul's lamentation in the Bible, he describes his sorrow over the
struggle within himself: "Wretched man that I am! Who shall
deliver me from this body of death?" This is a vivid description
of the struggle. Who shall liberate that original mind which is
yearning to be free from the bondage of the sinful mind?
You know that you are important and that you love yourself. But
then, which self do you love-the original self or the fallen one? The
original mind wants to go in a certain direction, but the body is like
a slave to the fallen nature. Such separation exists between the
original mind and the body. Imagine the feeling of someone who goes to
the spirit world and can see very clearly the existence of God as well
as the course human beings should walk, but he is incapable of going
that way. Even though he can see it clearly, he won't have a physical
body anymore, so he won't be able to do it. There is no greater tragedy
than to see the goal clearly but to be unable to move even one inch in
that direction. Do you follow?
Do not look for heaven and hell elsewhere. It is all within you.
Just from the guidelines I have given you so far this morning, you can
determine whether you are heading for heaven or hell. This is the
reason the path of religion has always been to deny oneself. Anything
the body enjoys, you must learn to deny. Something your physical eyes
like to see will often be disliked by the eye of your original mind.
What the body wants to do, the original mind doesn't want to do. When
we really look at this situation, we realize the incredible paradox
within man. Everything within you is contradictory.
If someone explained clearly how that contradiction came about in
human nature, his would be the greatest of all contributions to
humanity. Furthermore, if there were some prescription, some method of
eliminating that contradiction, that would be a truly priceless gift.
Each person can feel the contradiction within himself and his own
behavior. The original mind wants to do one thing but the body doesn't
want to do it. However, the original mind is not God's will itself; it
is a sensitive agent which can detect the will of God. You can see how
far we have deviated from the original course of God's will.
As we said, we always try to retain and dwell on our good
memories. What about God? Do you think He has enjoyed going down this
path of restoration? God doesn't even want to remember that the fall of
man took place, or what He has had to do to restore man. Is there any
parent who would be happy if his son were imprisoned and waiting on
death row? In a way, the heart of the parent would be more grieved than
that of the son in prison. Even to think briefly about his son would
cause him agonized suffering.
Imagine: if even the fallen human parental nature suffers like
that, how much more so does the universal Parent, the pure, unfallen,
perfected parental heart of God? How much suffering has God been
enduring because of the human fall and the degradation of human
behavior? The broken heart of God lies behind all human tragedy.
God has been implementing His providence through the religious
world. He raised up new religions in history and then He had to allow
religious people to make sacrifices, one after another, in order to
advance the course of humanity. Each time, God's heart was broken all
Do you think God could become discouraged or disheartened? What
could He do? The choices God has faced were very limited. There is no
way He can just give up on humanity. At the same time, He can't say,
"I don't care" Compare your own situation with that of
God-which one is more miserable? You say it is God's, but you have to
feel that to your very bones. God's broken heart is far more pained
and suffering than anything you have endured. Once you taste God's
agony, you will feel, "I want to become the champion of God and
help to alleviate His suffering. Please count on me"
When you walk down the roads of the major cities of America with
this kind of heart, virtually everything you encounter is the enemy of
God and the enemy of life. You can see people pursuing alcohol, drugs,
having parties and dancing-people just trying to have a good time and
enjoying their lives-but they are actually an affront to God. Once you
realize the suffering heart of God, then you feel, "No matter
what, I cannot be a part of this fallen world. I have to get back to
God at any price" How seriously have each of you been thinking
like that? How deeply have you ever felt that searing pain within your
heart? Of course, you might say, "Oh, after all, God is love and
He loves me" We may talk a lot about God, but how far away from
understanding His true heart have we been, like foreigners!
The original mind, which is so beaten down, must be brought back to
life. You should feel that you want to take that battered, wounded and
scarred original mind, wrap it gently in a silken cloth, comfort it and
try to revive it. How many times have we been thinking like this? Once
you really touch the realm of the heart of God, your only expression is
deeply bitter tears. This is the reason the turning point of a life of
faith is always repentance. Through true repentance you come to the
poignant realization that you have been wrong and in an entirely
different world from God.
Even though we may know the Principle, we have been so lacking in
the true desire to comfort the suffering heart of God. We have been so
apathetic, like people with numbed feelings. You should say, "Even
if I cannot liberate the suffering of God throughout the world, at
least I can liberate Him from suffering because of me" How many of
us have even come to that limited realization? Don't even worry about
the salvation of the whole world and the suffering of humanity-first
think about one individual, one self. It is virtually laughable if you
cannot even solve the problems of your own self and your own house, but
then go out there and say, "I want to solve the world's
Therefore, our way of life should truly be a tearful path, always
thinking, "How inadequate I am in the sight of God. But since
I know His suffering heart, I want not only to liberate God from
worrying about me but I also want to help my neighbors as much as I
can. I want to reduce the suffering of God and alleviate His
sadness" The work of salvation must start from yourself; then you
go to your immediate neighbor-your own children, parents, brothers and
sisters. They are in the same bondage of sin, so you should want to
liberate them. You can pray, "Almighty God, do not appear to me
with Your restorational will. Don't worry about that anymore-I am
already restored to Your will, so please appear to me with Your
creational purpose. Please show Yourself with Your original
The same thing applies to me. Once I came to the poignant
realization of the most aching and broken heart of God, nothing could
stop me. Whatever persecution the world might give me, it didn't
matter. I was only able to concentrate upon one thing: how could I
bring comfort and liberation to my Heavenly Father? My constant,
ongoing attitude is, "I want to renew myself today and go further
to the goal of totally liberating the heart of God" I am still
practicing that way of life. How much more so should you who are
following my path and tradition?
This morning, as you can hear, my voice is virtually gone because
of a cold. Mother told me, "Why don't you let one of the leaders
take over the sermon and rest your voice?" That was her loving
recommendation, but then I told her, "No, my Father in Heaven
doesn't rest, no matter what. How can I?" This is a very serious
aspect of life. Who shall unburden Him? Know the truth and the truth
shall set you free-you know the truth now.
Let us talk a little bit about the spirit world and about God's
original ideal of creation. God is almighty, omnipresent, and
omnipotent; He is the King of all things, reigning over the entire
creation. Can you imagine God without any creation? Suppose He decided
that He was totally self-sufficient and trouble-free by Himself. But
what kind of fun could God have if He had nobody to communicate with?
By Himself in spirit world, God would have nothing to worry about-He
doesn't have to worry about food, shelter or money or anything like
that. But suppose He wanted to have an outing, perhaps go flying around
the universe. If nothing were created, there wouldn't be any place for
Him to visit. God can be anywhere at anytime, but what if He had no
universe to go flying around in?
Original human nature comes from God. We want to find stimulation
and excitement. We also like to possess precious things, putting them
in a special place where we can go and look at them at times. That
gives you pleasure. Don't you suppose that somewhere a giant star
exists composed entirely of diamond? The earth, with all its elements
and substances, is a microcosm of the entire universe, so there must be
all kinds of elements out there, such as diamond and golden stars. God
can make all of those things. Almighty means all-capable.
Let's say God has a diamond star. What kind of fun could that
bring to Him? If God went to visit that huge diamond star, He would
enjoy looking at it the first time, but by the second or third time He
would just feel bored. It wouldn't have any special meaning for Him.
Then God would naturally start to think, "Even if it was a lot of
trouble, I would still like to have someone around. I could shake him
or hit him if necessary, but I need somebody to have give and take
You women, imagine that you were the most beautiful woman on earth
but you had to be alone all your life. In that case, you would start to
look at your face and feel it was ugly. You would say, "So what if
I'm beautiful? I would rather look like a pumpkin if I could love
someone and have someone love me" What excitement can you feel
from being alone throughout your life? You can't get excitement from a
mirror. Furthermore, you don't want another woman to tell you,
"You are gorgeous" You want a man to say such things to you.
By the same token, God wouldn't find stimulation if another God showed
up, saying, "You look great" In human relationships we need
both a subject and object, so you can imagine that the same principle
applies to God. God needs His object, too.
Your eyes are your instruments of vision. If there were nothing
else out there, no object of their vision, what good would they be?
Your eyes want to fulfill their role, so if they looked around and
there was nothing to perceive, they would become discouraged and dim.
The eyes are shiny and lively because there are objects in the world
for them to perceive.
What is your nose good for? Its purpose is to smell things. What
about your mouth? It wants to speak and say lots of things, but there
needs to be someone to receive those words, someone to listen. If there
is nobody around, the mouth just has to stay closed. Imagine a mouth
with no lower lip, only an upper lip. That would mean there could be no
interaction between the lips, and therefore the mouth couldn't function
According to these illustrations, doesn't it seem that God also
needs His own object? Put yourself in God's position, thinking about
creating an object. Would He decide to create someone smarter and wiser
than Himself; or perhaps someone more beautiful; or someone with
greater power and capability? Are those the kinds of things He would
be looking for in an object? God is the God of wisdom, therefore He
needs an object who can give Him an intellectual response, not some
inanimate thing like a flower vase that just sits there. He needs an
object that is like Himself, something that can respond to Him in
He would also want plenty of variety. If every one of His objects
had blue eves. soon He would be tired of them. So God also likes to
see brown eyes, green eyes, maybe yellow and red, too-all kinds of
eyes! What about you do you enjoy seeing only blue eyes all the time,
or don't you enjoy variety? Here in this audience we see a lot of
variety. Look at this brother here with black curly hair, black skin,
and then his eyes are very white and bright. There is quite a contrast
between his dark skin and the whites of his eyes. That is visually
We can observe a certain order to the creation. Everything in the
universe is a symbolic expression or extension of some aspect of human
beings. Where do human beings come from? We are expressions and
extensions of God Himself. That is the way the creation has been
organized. God created everything within the subject/object framework,
so there is no creation without an object. God knew that if He had
created things differently, say as neuter, neutral beings, they would
accuse Him, saying, "You need objects, God, so why did You create
all of us without objects? We have nothing to have give and take
Therefore, the greatest feature which God employed within His
creation was the pair system. You want to be a part of a pair
yourself. This concept came from your Creator. All the aspects of a
human being are in the pair system just as all the aspects of the
universe are in the pair system. When men and women experience the give
and take of love, it teaches us how to relate with the rest of
creation. Man is wild and cruel when he doesn't know love; many people
can kill animals or crush insects thoughtlessly. But once a person
begins to know the taste of love, he doesn't want to do such things
Love only functions in the pair system because it requires a
subject and object relationship. Male and female, plus and minus-the
whole creation is organized like that. The ideal is for the lower
pairs of life forms to serve and support the higher pairs, reaching
higher and higher all the way to the top. Ultimately there is God and
right below God, human beings. Why do we exist? It is in order to
reach out and fulfill greater love. Each lower form of creation is
reaching out for greater love, moving upward all the way to human
beings. Then human beings can reach for greater love by going to God
Himself. When the lower elements are absorbed by the higher, it brings
fulfillment to the lower elements.
According to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and the survival
of the fittest, only the strong survive. The weak will be demolished
and only strong species will continue. Purely from an external point of
view, evolution describes this upward movement of life we were talking
about. Thus there is nothing really wrong with the theory of evolution
on the external level. But where does the theory of evolution come to a
deadlock? Darwin didn't consider the aspect of love. If his theory
were completely true, then man should have continued evolving to a
higher being; the process should be continuing. The original mind
should be improving and becoming something greater, but is the original
mind changing like that?
All creation has the internal desire to reach the top, to be
absorbed by higher and higher beings, and eventually to reach the love
of God. Let's look at a little worm, like the one I am drawing on the
blackboard. What is that worm's ultimate desire? He wants to be
absorbed by a higher being; then the higher being wants to be absorbed
by another higher being. Going higher and higher, they will all become
the elements of a human being. That is the worm's ultimate goal-to
become part of a human being because by doing that, he can be in touch
with the love of God. When the human being is united with the love of
God, that worm also fulfills the love of God. In other words, the worm
reaches the love of God indirectly.
Therefore, if you sacrifice yourself in order to reach for higher
love, it is not a tragedy. It is the order of creation to sacrifice
oneself to reach a higher level. That is the glory of all the
creation. Even human beings can sacrifice themselves for the sake of a
higher love; that is actually the noblest and most glorious thing
someone can do. You naturally want to do anything for the sake of true
love, you will even suffer joyfully for that. That is the common
denominator and the law of nature which works on all levels.
Certain primitive religions used to make human sacrifices.
Sometimes the sacrifice was a virgin, sometimes a child whose blood was
shed as an offering on the altar. Such religious rituals were very
primitive and a perversion of the ultimate human desire-to reach out to
the love of God. By making those sacrifices, they wanted to bring down
the love of God to humanity and they thought they could do it in that
Everyone must be willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of the
fulfillment of true love. That is actually the law of nature. It has
been with us ever since the creation. The noblest thing for human
beings is to be able to sacrifice oneself for the fulfillment of
greater love. Do you understand?
Reverend Moon is also following this universal formula precisely.
My attitude is always, "If God needs it, I am willing to give up
my life for the accomplishment of a higher goal" Even the glass of
water can say, "1, too, want to be able to reach out toward the
love of God" How can that water do that? Actually, all the plants
and the creatures are willing to be consumed by any person who truly
embodies the love of God. That is the way they can come in contact with
You love Father, don't you? You love me even though I push you out
to work hard. Why is that? Simply because of this formula. When you are
sacrificing for my sake. You know that is a way you can reach closer
to the fulfillment of true love. That is why you are willing to do
There is no exception to this law, even for God. He always wants to
sacrifice Himself for the sake of love. He gives His love for the sake
of human beings. As you can see, one formula is working for everything
and everyone in this universe-from the tiniest life form all the way up
to God. Therefore, nobody in the universe has the right to complain.
Do you think God wants to give and sacrifice for Reverend Moon's sake?
That means Reverend Moon is a very happy and fortunate person. Where
does the rejection and hatred of Reverend Moon come from? It is from
the evil world which doesn't want to see him succeed. They despise him
and want to tear him apart.
The universe is like one house. The name of that one house is
"Moon house" If anybody is looking for true love, they have
to go to the "Moon house" In Korean, we have such a word as
"Moonie" and it has a wonderful meaning, actually two
meanings. According to one meaning it is embroidering a certain
pattern. The other meaning is dialogue or discussion, give and take of
words. Those two meanings are in the Korean word "Moonie" and
those are certainly not bad things.
The flowing give and take of love follows the natural law. As long
as you live by this formula, you will not get sick. No disease can
invade you. This is very important. Nothing can conquer true love, not
even death. Everything is under its dominion. Even Almighty God behaves
in absolute obedience to true love. That is its power.
Think about God's joy after creating man. We can understand God's
heart by looking at a parent who is beholding his first baby. That is
the same kind of infinite, overflowing joy God felt when He created
man. When a woman becomes pregnant, the entire focus of the couple is
on that pregnancy. As soon as the wife feels the baby move for the
first time, they are so excited. That is like the period when God was
creating-He felt a lot of excitement. Why does procreation of new life
engender such great joy, not only for the couple but also for their
parents, relatives and friends? Everyone feels the joy of a new life on
the way because there will be one more object of the true love of God.
That means God can move closer to that family. When you see great
geniuses and talented and virtuous people coming out of a family, you
know that God came close to that family.
In America today many families are breaking down because the
thinking of the husband and wife-primarily the wife-is so narrow. They
say, "l don't want the burden of bearing a baby. I want to be
free!" It is truly blind thinking to reject having a child. When
they do that, they have no family base and many problems will afflict
them. Compare the parents who have only one child with those who have
ten. When each child comes along, a new aspect of God's love can be
realized within that family. Many American women do not recognize the
true beauty of a woman in her forties, even fifties, who is holding and
breast feeding her baby. That is the most beautiful and fulfilling
moment for a woman, but many American women do not realize that.
Any mother who has raised a lot of children simply could not be an
evil person. No one could be evil after the many challenges and
experiences of raising children. This is the way God intended-that
people experience giving birth, loving their children, and then expand
that loving relationship to the society and all of humanity. God wants
us to experience His true love in that process. And it doesn't end here
on earth; it continues in the spirit world, expanding throughout
eternity to all of humanity.
Mother, for example, has twelve children on the earth now. In
learning how to accommodate and care for those twelve different
personalities and character types, Mother learns how to harmonize with
the twelve different types within all of humanity. When you are ready
and willing to harmonize with twelve different people, you can
harmonize with virtually anybody in the world. When Mother looks at any
of you church members, she can see that you fit into one of the twelve
categories of the True Children. She might think, "Oh, I see. Your
way of talking is like my second son, or my third daughter,' and so
forth. In that way, she can immediately feel an affinity and a loving
and close relationship with you because you are linked with the True
Children. Thus she feels the desire to buy you things and give you
gifts. Do you follow?
After all, everything is part of the textbook of life. God is
almighty, omnipresent and omnipotent. Therefore, He knows everything
and is the King of knowledge and wisdom. Think about it: the first man
knew nothing. Man was ignorant and totally in the dark, so God could
always have fooled man if He had wanted to. But do you think God would
say, "This is the law of the universe: you have to love Me
unconditionally and do everything I ask" Do you think God would be
selfish and say, "You are My servants"?
God was the first one to engender the philosophy of living for the
sake of others. He has always practiced that way-living for the sake of
human beings, serving them, loving them, teaching them, and caring for
them. That is the original concept of the creation. The ideal is
achieved only by the interchange of give and take within the
relationship of love. God exhibited a loving heart and a giving
attitude toward man first, then He wanted man to freely respond to
Him. Then man could live for the sake of God just as God lived for the
sake of man.
This is the universal formula of God, what we call the Principle.
Even though God's enemy came into being, God could not hate him. God's
formula was to try to melt the enemy with love. In your case, if you
are loving your enemy but still he continues to oppose you and work
evil against you, what happens? When we read the Bible, we see the
simple words, "Love your enemy" When you understand the
universal formula, that is the most natural statement; it is not an
abnormal thing. You must even love your enemy; you can't help but love
him. Without doing that, there is no way to save the country or the
world. This is why the Unification Church formula is to live for the
sake of others. In that way you can always become something bigger by
continually serving a cause that is greater.
Let us ask, then, what is it like in the Kingdom of Heaven? Unless
someone is completely trained and disciplined under the universal
formula we have discussed today, he cannot enter the Kingdom of
Heaven. What about you? Are you confident that you can enter that
Kingdom? Some say yes, but then you laugh. If you were truly
confident, you wouldn't laugh. It is only through Reverend Moon that
this teaching has come. Who is God? He is the lover of the entire
universe and all of humanity. Thus if you want to become one with Him,
you must take on His characteristics and love humanity and the entire
What will you do once you enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Only those
people who lived a life of service and love for others will be there.
Within such a realm in spirit world, everybody would only wish to live
for the sake of others. Can you imagine such a society? When you live
for the sake of others, the entire universe belongs to you. The person
who lives only for his own sake is isolated from everyone and
everything else; nobody wants to have relationship with him.
Do you think you have to worry in spirit world about three meals a
day? Or perhaps you have to acquire lots of clothing and comfortable
surroundings? How about housing? It's all there. You don't need to
work on those things. In spirit world, you can surround yourself with
lots of flowers if you wish. As long as you enjoy them and want them
around, they will be there. But the moment you say, "I'm tired of
flowers now,' they will disappear because you don't want them anymore.
Then if you feel like enjoying a great meal, all you have to do is
think about it and it will appear before you. How convenient that is!
When you live in that world, you don't have to worry at all about
what to eat, what to wear and so forth, but you have to live there for
eternity. That's a long time. How would you spend all that time? You've
got to do something. In that world, the effort of everyone is
concentrated on one thing: how to come closer to the love of God. The
occupation every day, all day long is getting closer to God and
receiving more of His love. How can you do that? You have to learn how
to love the world and humanity here on earth. You must live with that
kind of spirit so that you are already eligible to be the recipient of
the love of God. Then His love will reach out for you.
Without the fall of man, where would Adam and Eve be today? Would
they be separate or together in spirit world? They would be together.
What would they be doing, man and woman together? Normally, one might
feel encumbered to have someone always following him around, so why is
togetherness desirable for Adam and Eve? Why should two beings always
want to come together?
Let's say there is a pipeline that taps into the well of love. Man
is on one side and woman is the other side. Each has a straw into that
pipeline upon which they are sucking, and sweet honey is coming out.
Adam and Eve are sucking on the pipeline from both sides to get that
sweet honey taste. When the pipe becomes empty, amazingly, another
pipe will come down from heaven and the vertical supply line will
continue to pour honey into it. What a good deal! So actually, they are
sucking on the love of God.
This vertical pipeline would not supply any honey until the two
sides were drawing on it evenly together. If one is not drawing on it,
the supply won't come. The husband and wife can say, "We are both
pulling on God's love harder and harder" They will be sucking from
both ends and coming closer and closer because they want to work
together. Then they will find themselves directly under the vertical
line. Plus and minus meet right there-God as plus, and united man and
woman as minus. This is the ideal.
That is the way husbands and wives should be and this is the reason
for the Blessing-to fulfill this "pipeline ideal" You mustn't
forget this. Some people take a very secular viewpoint and start to
judge and criticize their husband or wife. When a blessed couple is
experiencing the give and take of love, you are actually bringing God
into your life. Thus the method to occupy God is by truly loving each
other. The ultimate human goal is the occupation of God.
God created all the beautiful things in the universe-the diamond
stars, the golden planets, and all of that-for the sake of human
beings. As God's children you are meant to enjoy this universe. Then
you can go to God and say, "Heavenly Father, thank You for all
these wonderful things You have given to us" At that point, God
can take delight and chuckle and say, "Heh, heh, now you know what
I have done, my son and daughter" You feel so grateful if someone
gives you a small thing like a diamond ring or necklace, but think
about what God has given you: diamond and golden stars. How much
gratitude you should feel! When you show your gratitude, God will laugh
and rejoice, saying, "Finally you understand what I did for you,
I have been speaking about the ideal of God, and I know God well.
Yet God is much greater than these ideal words of Reverend Moon. You
be the judge of this: does Father love Mother more, or does Mother love
Father more? It's a very difficult question, but go ahead, give me an
answer. There were many things Mother didn't know that I had to teach
her, but one thing is sure: there is total oneness between us. There
is no way we can ever be separated. If we were, it would bring terrible
consequences-division between God and man and all kinds of division.
The man who has the happiest wife must be the happiest man. Do you
think Father is the happiest man, then?
The same logic applies to you. Become happy sons and daughters of
God and then God can be a happy Father in Heaven. Isn't that right? God
created men and women because He wanted to distribute love along that
special pipeline. Men and women inherit the universe together. God
didn't say, "The universe is all Mine" Instead, He would like
to hear you say, "This universe is mine" Then God would
respond, "That's perfectly all right. Yes, it is yours because I
created it for you"
If an elderly couple is about to depart from the physical world,
which of their children would they like to give their largest
inheritance to? It would be to those children who love them the most,
those who really have heartistic connection with the parents. God feels
You blessed couples, raise your hands please. Oh, too much! What do
you think-because of you, is Father the happiest Father and God the
happiest God? That means you are all united couples and perfectly
happy, sucking on the sweet honey? When you say no, that means Father
and God are unhappy because you are unhappy. Isn't that true? Don't
forget that men and women are meant to draw on the love of God together
through the pipeline of love.
Those who have had the experience of kissing, raise your hands,
please. Suppose when you go to the spirit world, the first thing they
ask you is, "Have you ever kissed someone?" You must be able
to shout joyfully, "Yes!" Why should you hesitate now? If you
want to practice how to answer in spirit world, you can do it now in
front of me. Those who have had kissing experiences, raise your hands,
please. Is that all?
When you kiss, do you push each other away? No, you embrace and
pull closer together. Actually, there is no shame in that at all, as
long as you are a husband and wife of Principle. To God, passionate
kissing is not ugly. It is truly beautiful, like ten thousand watts of
electricity shining and sparkling. In the give and take between husband
and wife, their loving sounds are beautiful. God would like to
broadcast those sounds of love to the entire universe so everybody
could hear them. Then all the things of creation, the entire planet
earth, will start to dance to the greatest music of all-the sound of
Do you think God can dance and laugh? When God laughs and smiles
and begins to dance, the entire universe will begin to dance with Him.
Now you know what is the Kingdom of Heaven. No one can enter it without
the experience of true love. That is certain. Many Christians have
lived with an incredible lack of foresight. They isolate themselves in
this life and then they think they can enter the Kingdom of Heaven in
heaven, but that is not true.
You might think that Reverend Moon is telling you a lie, but you
must feel that it is a most tasty theory. Even if it were a lie, you
would like to live by it! But guess what is true. It is the truth of
truths, the core truth of the universe. Right now, the one who is
listening most attentively to this sermon is God Himself. He is saying,
"Reverend Moon is really speaking on My behalf now. How did he
know all My secrets?" If God is listening attentively, what about
you? Are you apathetic and distracted? With this kind of understanding,
you feel great excitement and look forward eagerly to your marriages.
We have spoken so far about God's providential course. What about
the human course? It has been functioning absolutely opposite to God's
way. Instead of living for the sake of others, everyone seeks after his
own interests first and foremost. That is what we see in the families,
clans, societies, and nations. This is our incredible challenge. The
Moonies are the first pioneers who understand the truth. Therefore, we
are responsible to teach it to the rest of the world. We are the first
ones God has revealed the truth to, so if you do not pass it on to
other people, you will be accused in spirit world.
As we have said, in spirit world people don't worry about what to
eat, wear and so forth; they only care about reaching out for more of
God's love. How can we duplicate that attitude here on earth? How can
we concentrate on only one thing: the love of God? This is our
incredible challenge. How can we transcend our physical considerations
and concentrate on reaching the love of God and practicing His laws
here on earth?
This is why Jesus told people 2,000 years ago, "Do not worry
about what to eat, what to wear and where to dwell. Those are the
things the Gentiles worry about. You must worry only about justice and
righteousness and the Kingdom of Heaven" That was the clear
teaching of Jesus because he knew this truth well. The spirit world is
the realm of love. Even if you are greatly attached to your material
possessions, you cannot take even one small item with you on the day
you go to spirit world.
Suppose each person had a certain quota of material substances he
could consume here on earth. Suppose you were allocated this big
circle, but you said, "No, I don't need that much. I only need
this small part in the center" In that case, all the rest of the
circle of material wealth which God allocated to you would be
transferred to your children and your posterity. Any people or nation
with this kind of attitude will prosper.