REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
ORIGINAL FAMILY AND
THE FAMILY OF TODAY
March 8, 1987
Translator - Sang Kil Han
The human race is composed of men and women. There are elderly
people, middle-aged people, youths, children, and infants. They all
have many different relationships, both on the horizontal and the
vertical levels. People all make daily judgments about what is good and
what is bad. What are those judgments based on? Our judgment of good
and bad is based upon our relationships, including those between men
There are many different kinds of relationships. The vertical
relationship involves the grandparents and grandchildren, parents and
children. How do they connect in an ideal way and live together
harmoniously? This is the most important question. All good and evil
spring from this point. The best thing a man can hope for, and what
all people want, is to become the embodiment of the good parent, the
good grandparent, and so on.
What is an original family, one that is free of fallen nature?
Philosophy and other serious areas of study, including religion, are
trying to discover the original nature of man and the family. Human
beings are complex and hard to understand, so philosophers have
dedicated their lives to studying human nature. Once we discover the
original human nature, however, we cannot just stop there. We must live
according to the original way of life.
Today there are billions of families living on the earth, yet they
all began with only one family, the first ancestors. That one family
multiplied and expanded throughout the fallen world. The original
family, the one which is free of fallen nature, must have a value equal
with the entire world. That is how valuable they are.
The spirit world, the physical world, God and mankind were meant to
dwell in harmony and unity. In order for all these elements to
harmonize, there must be a common base which, we know, is the original
family. What would this original family be like? It would be the family
where God can not only visit but also dwell. God would express His
ideas through that family. Above all, God would love that family. It
would deserve God's praise, "Yes, this is the best family in the
Other people would look at that family and say the same thing. Men
and women would say, "This is the best family. All ideals can be
passed on through them." All people would strive to be connected
to that family. Wherever they went, everybody else would want to go.
This would happen with people in both this world and the spiritual
world. Everyone would rejoice when that family rejoices, weep when they
weep, move when they move. The original family, then, is the central
connecting point of the whole universe.
Even God would like to be dominated, in a sense, by that family.
God would want them to take the initiative so that He could go along
with them and be happy. Just stop to think about it. If God has to
initiate everything and is the central point of all things and all
movement, then He cannot truly share with humanity. There can be no
equality, since God is God and not man. But if a human family can take
initiative, all other people can do that too, because they have the
same capabilities and are in the same situation.
Imagine if God said to Adam and Eve, Y know more than you do, so we
cannot be equal." God not only knows more than everybody else, He
is also omnipotent, capable of things far beyond what humans can do.
Then what a sad world if God said, "I am far more powerful than
you human beings, and that is what is truly important."
But God did not create with that intention. Far more than power or
knowledge, God values love. Based on this love, subject and object
attain true equality. That is the way in which God and human beings can
become equal. No one, including God, wants to dwell beyond love.
Everyone, including God and all mankind, wants to be under the dominion
When true love is at the center of the universe, all beings want to
come to the center. Grandparents, parents, children, as well as God and
the rest of the universe want to dwell at the center with love.
Everyone would like to get as close as possible to each other there.
Like potatoes connected to the same vine, everybody is connected to the
True, there is a hierarchy. There is God and there are
elders-ancestors, grandparents, parents, and so on. But the vertical
relationship alone cannot create equality and the ideal. It is the
horizontal relationship which makes equality possible. This morning's
topic is the family of the original nature. What is that family going
to be like?
We all have five senses. As soon as we are born and begin to
perceive things, we reach out to this world. After men grow to
adulthood, they search everywhere for the one thing they need most. The
conclusion they reach is that they are looking for and hoping for a
woman. The same is true of women. A girl is born and grows up looking
and studying the world. She finally comes to the conclusion that she
needs a man. A man and a woman need each other. When they meet, it is
the fulfillment of all of life's waiting.
Once they meet, do they begin fighting? No, when they meet, their
eyes must also meet and have the same focal point. They see, hear and
smell the same things. They enjoy touching each other. All five senses
are in harmony between that man and woman. They become one in perfect
unity. That state of union between a man and woman is the apex of all
the effort and energy of the universe. The union between man and woman
is what the universe exists for.
Why did God divide the world into male and female? Why isn't there
just one sex? Men and women are different, but when they come together,
horizontal unity is formed and in that way they become equal. Where
exactly is the ideal place for them to meet? Should the man assert
himself, claiming, "Since I am the subject, you should come and
unite with me"? Or should the woman say that to the man? Suppose
God said, "I am the Supreme Being, so everyone should come to
Given all the different possibilities, where should they meet? Let
them meet at a point closest to all of them. Where exactly is that?
Yes, it is at the center. The central point on a straight line is an
equal distance from each end. Where will we put love? Would we put love
closer to either end of the line? No, let us put it right at the
center. Love is the central point.
Why should a man move to the center instead of trying to pull
everybody to him? It is because at the center he can meet both God and
woman, and then love can begin-he can have children. God also must come
to the center to find everyone. Children can say, "I am the fruit
of the love of my parents, so I belong at the center." In that
case, they will find that God is their parent, too. From that central
point, everything can combine into one. Then unity is established and
is not lost.
Once united, every participant must respect that one focal point.
Once this point is formed, even God must respect this point. The man
and the woman and the children must also respect this point, which then
becomes the basis for all their relationships.
Once this point is formed, God must always return to it. God, the
man or the woman may not want to stay here all the time, so they may go
around. But then they have to return. This will have become their
permanent, eternal center. They don't have to search anymore for God.
God will be with them.
When a husband comes home and his wife is away, he asks,
"Where is everybody?" The children will protest, "What
do you mean? We are here." But to a man or a woman, their spouse
has that much meaning. In their absence, everything seems empty.
Therefore, it is foolish to forget about love and to say, "I want
to find God." We have to find true love and then God will be there
automatically. When we find true love, we will find the ideal and we
will find children. When a man embodies true love, a perfect woman
will find her way there.
This ideal family will be the family of God, man, woman and
children. So if someone asks God, "Do You have a home?" he
can say, "Sure, I do." For God, home is where true love is.
The true home is where love can stay. We often miss our home. Why is
that? Home has love and therefore it has God, parents, brothers and
sisters. You can find everything in the true home. The question is, who
feels the deepest love among all the parties within this family? It all
depends upon the individual-it is whoever makes the most meaning out of
that love. Everyone rejoices centering on love.
There are three layers in our families: grandparents, parents, and
ourselves. Together they can form a circle. If you have only two
points, then you cannot make a complete circle. In groups, in a company
or social organization, there are always three layers: one's superiors,
oneself, and one's subordinates. These comprise front, center and
rear. With three directions, you can have spherical movement; moving in
all different directions, a sphere will eventually be formed.
As a result, the most ideal shape in all the universe is that of
the sphere. It is not pointed or angular. If someone asked you the
shape of love, you should be able to say instantly, "It is
round." When things are truly round, they don't hurt each other.
They don't have any sharp edges. If you are perfect and everyone else
is not perfect, they have sharp edges. When they come at you and smack
you, you can turn them away with the slightest change of angle, like a
ball floating in a pool of water. No matter how you poke you finger at
that ball, it will just bob away.
In order to protect yourself, you have to have a spherical form.
The universe itself has a spherical form. Man is only half of the
spherical form, at best, and so is woman. God Himself can never form
the perfect four-position foundation alone. What about the spirit
world? Spirit world is one half of the perfect sphere and earth is the
other half. Neither is perfect by itself
Some children really respect and love their parents but,
unfortunately, they don't care about anything or anyone else. That is a
shame because they can never be perfected through the parents' love
alone. They have to have a relationship with God, which will form the
four positions. There are children who love their mother a lot, but do
not care much about their father. Then they only have half the sphere
at best. They must also know and love their father to make this ideal
This is the basic, core formula for the universe. When the family
relationship is broken, do the children go to the father's side or the
mother's side? Where can they go to find love or happiness? Children
want to attain unity with their parents eternally. Let's assume that a
person gets divorced and then marries again, with the children joining
the newly formed family. That new partner can never be exactly the same
as the original parent. It just doesn't work that way.
Do children say, "My father is not handsome, so I hate
him"? Or, "I wish my mother were more beautiful"? No,
for a child, his father and mother are the most handsome man and the
most beautiful woman in the world. Let's say a man is disfigured in
some way, so he is unhappy about it. When the children see their
father's unhappiness, they naturally try to compensate for it. "My
dad is unhappy. He can't help it if he's disfigured. I want to console
him." God also will sympathize with the father in this situation.
In the perfect unity of love, every element works for the preservation
of this sphere. They don't stop loving someone because he is ugly.
They will love him even more.
The same principle is evident in the atmosphere. If there is a high
pressure point somewhere, it is bound to flow into a lower pressure
point. When someone is distressed, others want to console him. Why?
They do it to preserve love.
The peaceful family is the beginning point of all peace. An
Oriental adage says, "When a family is in perfect peace, then
everything will flourish." The Bible also says, "Blessed are
the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God."
We have to have a basic format for our thinking. Homosexuals and
lesbians are living far from this central form or idea. Whatever they
might hope for can only be within their own generation. A lesbian is
denying God's will by rejecting men and family life. Where does she
propose to find peace, happiness and the ideal? What basis would she
have to find it? Whatever direction homosexuals face, they are
desolate, destitute. They cannot find true happiness anywhere. All they
find are loneliness, isolation, and despair.
When a normal man is distressed, he can look to God, and God can
embrace him. At his side, his wife will console him, and his children
will come and be with him. In every direction, he has a friend.
Contrary to current, vague thinking, no matter how perfect a man
may seem, unless he can find a wife and form a relationship of love, he
is helpless in his search for happiness. No matter how beautiful a
woman may be, unless she can find the point of love with a spouse,
there is absolutely no place she can find happiness. She has to find
God and children. Without these elements, where would that beautiful
woman go to find happiness?
You have been thinking about heaven, but what is the nature of
heaven? This love is the very core of heaven. Do you understand? When
people lose loved ones, as when a husband loses his wife or children
lose their parents, they are in agony. Why do we feel so sad in such a
case? The universal power tries to preserve the family relationship and
make the ideal prosper. But if one part of that ideal form dies, then
that much is lacking from this universal form. We feel sad because we
want to supplement the area that was lost. That is what is expressed in
God cannot change this formula. God must also find that center
point of love where He can reside. Some people think that if they just
pray hard enough, they can find God. Maybe they can on a temporary
basis, but how can they dwell with God all the rest of their lives?
They cannot do that through prayer alone.
Man is composed of a masculine aspect and also a feminine aspect. A
man alone does not have God and he does not have his children. There is
no such thing as a perfect man by himself. The greatest man is only
half of a whole if he does not have God, his wife, and his children.
For women the same is true. Only after finding a spouse and coming
together in love will they be perfect. Is there any justification for
men to live together with men-or women with women? That is denying
one's own chance of the continuance of his existence.
When a person is born, whether male or female, that person is born
for the sake of someone of the opposite sex. That is the very origin of
birth. No one, not even the greatest person on earth, was born for
himself. You may feel that I am a great man, but was I born for myself?
I am a man and a man is born for a woman. When they come into unity and
in love, they can become a father and mother. A woman may go to college
to understand her life and she can study philosophy and religion, but
the simple answer is that she was born for the sake of a man. That is
fantastic. That is the undeniable truth.
If a woman becomes bitter toward men and despises them, always
pushing them away, she puts herself in hell. What is hell? It is the
universal trash can. That is where everyone must go who doesn't have
this central point of love. If some woman is on the verge of plunging
down to the deepest hell, but there is one righteous man holding onto
her hand saying, "I will stay with you, no matter what," she
cannot go to hell. The same is true when a woman does that for a man.
It is the universal gospel that if the frail arm of a woman holds a man
firmly and he clings to her, neither of them will go to hell. That is
the gospel of all gospels.
Women, do you want to touch yourselves or another woman? No, you
want to touch a man. What are your eyes for? To look in the mirror
every morning and admire yourself and your cosmetics? No, your eyes are
meant to be looking at a man, not at yourself. The reason you wear
cosmetics is to make yourself look beautiful to a man, so that he will
cherish you as a queen. No matter how well-decorated you are, no
matter how many valuable jewels you wear and how nicely you are made
up, if you are angry and hostile toward men, you are valueless. From
the viewpoint of nature, a woman like that is truly worthless.
That is the Principle, isn't it? Everything has a certain standard
by which to be measured. What is the standard of love? What is the
standard of happiness? If you don't know this, then you will try very
hard to find heaven, even to create heaven somewhere other than this.
Then at the end of your life, you might say, "That person didn't
work as hard as I did, yet he is in heaven and I am in hell. Why?"
The law of the universe dictates the way the universe develops. It
does not develop according to someone's wishes, no matter how strong
that person may be. There is a formula to everything, and this is the
formula of love If we pass this standard, we go to heaven. If we fail
it, then we go into the trash can.
Nobody really has to teach you this. Your original mind knows it
well. Even if other people try to stop you, your original mind knows
what is good and you want to do it. If you become very sensitive to
love, then you are in a position to know and feel everything more
clearly. Your five senses will be very acute. The one who has the
highest form of love has this highest frequency, this highest
Many of you have been praying hard, but when you really pour your
love into your spouse and children you will automatically find God. God
will want to come to you when you live like that. Instead of praying,
"Come to me, God; come to our family," living with love will
be more effective. Do you Unification Church members understand?
The woman who loves her husband deeply will find God and His love.
This is the place to find true love, the foundation for heavenly love.
True love in the family is the center of heaven, the center of the
Now we have a clear idea of where heaven begins and what heaven is.
It should begin right here on earth, centering on each individual and
his effort. Then it will expand all the way to the spirit world. That
is what heaven is all about in reality.
We know that the blessed couples are the core of this would-be
heavenly family. The heavenly family is not brought to you on a
platter. You have to make heaven in your own family, community, nation,
world, and on into spirit world. We have to make it ourselves. The
practical question you have to keep asking yourself is, "Am I in
unity with my spouse now?"
We are speaking today of the present family and the family of
original nature. Today's family is far from the original state of the
family. The difference exists because Satan blocked every area. He
erected great big walls and barriers everywhere. Therefore we must take
those walls down. We must reconnect and rejuvenate everything. This is
what we are doing now.
Satan prevented God's ideal from coming into being. You can say it
in hundreds of different ways, but essentially what he did was to cut
people off from true love in the family. Satan worked really hard to
encourage lesbian and homosexual relationships. He tried everything to
prevent the original relationship of love from being formed. So nobody
has passed the grade. Once someone passes the grade, then Satan can no
longer reign in the world.
Why is the Unification Church necessary? It is because we are
destroying Satan's effort and bringing back the ideal. Beginning with
our own family, we are expanding this influence all over the world.
This is the meaning of the Unification Church's blessed couples. When
we think about the relationship between heaven and ourselves, it is
rather simple. We have a formula by which to judge ourselves. You know
immediately by comparing with the formula whether your family is well
on its way to heaven or far from it. The Unification Church demands of
each individual member that, for all of our lives, we have to work
diligently to make this ideal formula a reality.
Why did God create the universe, including each of us? The answer
is very clear: God created all things, including man and woman, for the
sake of love. He did not create just one sex. He created male and
female for the sake of the love relationship, in order to form heaven.
He did not do this for the sake of art or "artistry." He
created for the sake of love. God created all things-the animals,
plants, and minerals-according to the very same principle, the pair
system. The universe observes human activity.
When a man works very hard, the universe will look at him and say,
"He is striving to gather information and materials in order to
perfect his love. He wants to provide for his family so that they can
grow in love." The universe knows that the ultimate goal of
everything man does is to achieve love. The universe itself appreciates
someone who works hard to provide for his family and bring this form
into perfection. That is the final goal of man.
Each person works in his own way for the same common goal, to make
his family more prosperous and able to stand in a leading place as
examples for other families. By living this way, eventually we will
rest in the place in spirit world which we deserve. We will occupy a
permanent position in spirit world.
In order to live properly, we have to maintain proper relationships
with the rest of the world. The animal kingdom is created to interact
with human beings as its subject. God dwells with human beings, but He
also has a relationship with other forms of creation.
Our family is like the training ground for heaven. We are meant to
apply what we learn in our family to the rest of the world. We learn to
appreciate all elderly people by loving our own grandparents. If you
have an aunt who is forty years old, then you can see all the
forty-year-old women in the world as your own aunt. Women can respect
the men of the world just as they respect their own husband. This not
only creates heaven within the family but also in the rest of the
world, because each and every person respects one another. When you
extend your family feeling of love into the world, the spirit world
welcomes that way of life. God and the universal power protect that way
because it is the base of the love of all creation.
We have been talking about a concept: the family of the original
nature. We must have a clear theory before we can see it in reality.
Millions of families have lived and died on earth, including Jesus'
family, but not a single family fits this pattern in the spirit world.
Therefore, we must create this pattern now on earth so that we can
extend it to the spirit world in the future. You can see how important
this concept is and how serious a proclamation I am making to the
entire universe Whether you meet this standard or not makes all the
difference between heaven and hell.
We must form our families with much effort and love, not depending
on help from others. Our families should unite to expand this pattern
to the world. We should not expect the outside world to help us. If we
do, then we cannot contribute to the world. This world is in need; we
must not be the ones receiving contributions from this world. According
to the degree that we contribute, the faster the world will become
No matter how ideal or great, our horizontal family lasts only one
generation. Our family is not automatically connected with history.
Therefore, we must bring our family to be connected with history by
making ties with other families and the nation and to all different
levels. Most especially, we have to have children to continue our
lineage. It is not only our family that fits into this pattern, but
also our descendants' families will fit it. We are connected with the
world, so the pattern will expand and expand and eventually all the
world will fit into it.
Why did I come to the West, where everything is so different for
me? I did it to connect this pattern to the rest of the world, so that
for generations to come the pattern can expand and eventually the whole
world will be connected. The tradition and the ideal of love must
become perfected to begin with. Then it must be transmitted generation
after generation, throughout eternity.
If you are riding on a bus, or sitting in your own living room, and
your grandparents enter, you naturally want them to have the most
comfortable chairs. You want your parents to take the next most
comfortable chairs. The youngest members of the family, yourself
included, can sit on the floor or stand up. By the same token, when you
ride on a bus and someone of your grandparents' age gets on, you would
naturally want them to take your seat.
Here in the Western world, people strive for what is called
equality, but there is confusion about this concept. There is no
equality except within love. Since the grandparents were born first,
they automatically have seniority. Therefore, they are not
"equal" to a newborn baby. But in love, they are equal. Your
grandparents are the ones who were working and making the foundation
here on earth for you to be born. Thus they deserve more respect.
If some young person says, "Well, I got on the bus first so I
get the best seat because I have a right to it," he does not
understand this point. We live together, we breathe the same air and
eat the same kinds of food, but we each have our proper position. On a
tree you see that the trunk and leaves coexist, but they have different
levels of importance. The roots cannot be the leaves, or vice-versa.
There is a proper sequence: the leaves don't come out and then grow
roots. The roots must exist first and give rise to the trunk, which in
turn produces the leaves-in that order. That is a universal law. Every
living being follows that simple rule, without exception.
Therefore, we must really understand the proper order within the
family. A young person should never say to his elder brothers and
sisters, "Leave me alone. What right do you have to tell me what
Your eyes are a very important organ, yet they too must be humble
to the overriding importance of life itself The cells in the eye which
form the optic system must work together to render service to the rest
of the body in the same way that all the other organs must.
What does the universe look like? What is its shape? It resembles
the human form. The form of God is repeated in mankind. When the center
of the universe, that one central family, is firmly established, then
everything: will turn in the same direction.
The ideal in the Bible is represented by the Tree of Life, isn't
that correct? That Tree of Life represents not only an ideal
individual, but also the ideal of the world and of God Himself.
Everything is based upon the Tree of Life.
The members of the Unification Church are trying very hard to
resemble this ideal form. When we do, no matter where we go-for
example, to Africa-we will automatically be welcomed because we
represent the original ideal form. The people will recognize that
ideal. All areas and echelons of the universe are constantly striving
to become perfected as God Himself is perfect.
Do you understand what I am saying to you? Now you should discuss
this with your spouse, and ask, "What score shall we give to our
family? Fifty points? Forty?" Maybe you deserve a minus ten. You
know exactly what position you are in. You don't have to tell anybody
else, but you know. Now you have a measuring stick, a means of
evaluating your family.
Perhaps you say, "I am very busy trying to make my family an
ideal one, so why should I run around doing church duties? I'll let
others do that while I concentrate on perfecting my family." But
such people are going against the will of God, who is trying to extend
His ideal to the whole world and the universe. Is it more ideal to try
to live disconnected from the rest of the world, or for your family to
be a part of the universal ideal sphere, as is God Himself?
(Speaking in English:) If you can create that formula, that ideal
family, then you can influence all of the world. This is an absolute
formula path and you have to fulfill each step. The most important
place to work is on the earth. Where is perfection reached? Not in the
spirit world but on the earth. Many famous people have tried to find
the ideal world, the ideal family, and the ideal way of thinking. But
no matter how hard they worked, they did not succeed. Now, for the
first time, the Unification movement has appeared on the earth and this
is the greatest hope for the human situation.
Only through the original standard, centering on true love, can you
achieve everything. Otherwise, there is no way. You have to be clear in
your mind on this point. Each man and woman must become the
representative of the ideal family, society, nation and world system.
You must have the perfect 90 degree angle between the horizontal and
vertical aspects of life. Fallen man may have 75 degrees, not ninety.
Some are even at zero degrees!
Until now, people did not know this formula. Once you understand it
clearly, you can catch everything. You want to make heaven on earth
through true love. True heaven is centered on God's love and the
heavenly purpose. The fallen spiritual world cannot make that kind of
true heaven in the spiritual world. God began the providential way in
order to establish that formula. Now that formula is known for the
first time. It cannot be compared to anything.
This seems very simple, but it is historic. God wants us to go to
the highest place, the highest point. All of providential history is
going to that resting point, the terminal point of history. At that
point, the universe is fulfilled. This is a very serious point.
Throughout history, God worked for this purpose. Two thousand years
ago, Jesus Christ knew how important this central point was. He worked
to achieve this point but he didn't get there. For the first time,
Reverend Moon has made this foundation. How much has Jesus been able to
enjoy his life in the spirit world? All human ancestors, saints, and
famous people have been searching for this point.
Think about the importance of this generation. Those people in
spirit world with descendants in the Unification Church are so proud.
They pay attention to whether you are working hard or taking it easy.
Both the most high and the most miserable are thinking about this
present generation. They wish they could be born in the world again,
in this time period. How hard they would work! How much more they would
do! Life on earth is so critically important.
When your generation passes away, the next generations will inherit
the same formula. It will go on forever. I am serious. God is serious.
Jesus is serious. All the people in spirit world are serious. What
about you? You are the inheritors of history in this fallen world.
There is Satan's side and God's side. They should be separated clearly.
God wants only His side not Satan's side-but now the two are mixed
together. You go back and forth between the boundaries of heaven and
hell- moving one step left, one step right. Someday you have to make it
clear and stand on only one side.
I understand the value of this life on earth. Think about how much
the world has persecuted me, yet I have patience and endurance and I
continue in this work. Why? It is because of this formula. I want to
create a wider way for people to go through. All the spirit world knows
this point and wants to help us.
Your original mind rejects the fallen world because it is
controlled by Satan. We must take the miserable world situation and
turn it into heaven. How can we reach the highest purpose? If you don't
reach it, you will not be happy. You have to form your family for the
purpose of making one united world.
(Translation resumes:) Now you know clearly, don't you? When I say
something and hear the translation, I know it is far from correct, so I
took pains to express myself today. But if I keep on speaking in
English, it is not fitting. Should True Parents speak two or three
Right by your door, write down, "My family is at the 50
percent passing mark," or whatever your mark should be. Some
families deserve a minus 80! How did that happen? They are the ones who
say, "Why does Father do things this way? Maybe it's because he's
from the Orient. No wonder he isn't popular!" The kind of family
who is full of criticism for me has a minus 80. That is very close to
the worst hell. Now you know what constitutes heaven and hell.
In a word, heaven is the original family in which the wife treats
her husband as God, the husband treats his wife as God, and that
treatment expands to everyone else. That is heaven in the family. Now
you know what is the ideal, so it should be easy for you to make a
comparison and go to the good side.
The larger your family unit the better- grandfather, grandmother,
and all the close or even distant relatives living together. A large
family is good. That way you can train yourself. The level of society
you can relate with will be that much wider.
Suppose one woman is saying, "My husband doesn't treat me
well. I need this and that, and he never provides it. Woe is me!"
If you think your husband is not good for you, or he doesn't treat you
nicely, think to yourself that you will take responsibility for his
re-creation. You are the ones doing re-creation, not God.
This morning, you should be able to say, "Father, frankly I
haven't lived with my family according to the ideal formula. But this
morning, I realize the standard we should live by. I pledge to follow
that direction and I will never stop. We will create a family that God
can come and live in.'
Those who make that pledge, raise your hands. Let us pray.