REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
IS MY NATION
September 2, 1990
Belvedere, New York
Translated by Col. Sang Kil Han
The topic of Father's sermon this morning is "Father's Nation
is My Nation."
As we all know, God is one. In order to meet God, individuals have
gone through various steps, from shamanism to all degrees of various
religions depending on their background, culture, language and
particular circumstances. Yet all these varieties comprise one
All men want to depend upon something and make a deeper and deeper
connection to that. We make certain assumptions, such as, "If I do
this, then I will become that; if I do not, then I cannot arrive
there." We try to make predictions about ourselves and our
circumstances. Sometimes we select an object, like a big tree for
instance. "If that tree becomes healthy, so will my family. If
that tree does not become healthy, then my family will have a
problem" and so forth.
That means it is in our nature to want to live in eternal happiness.
We do not want to change up and down in fortune. Centering on that
happiness, we want to connect to something. Everyone wants unique and
lasting happiness of his own. If there is a subject who guarantees
that, how wonderful that would be. Men have tried to make many
suppositions and ideas other than God their subjects of happiness. Many
people have wondered philosophically, "What is really the center
of happiness? Is there a God or not? Is an absolute Being actually
there? Is it only in our minds or does it actually exist?"
We tend to think that if there is an absolute Being, then peace and
good fortune are possible and inevitable. From what position would we
like to own these things? We tend to think of the best things centering
on ourselves: "I have that." "I" am very much part
of that and very much connected with everyone who is connected to that.
If the best thing is the world, then we would think, "I would like
to go to that world where I can make all connections with all the
things that I want."
If we can find that place and connect not only ourselves but our
friends, family, relatives, and everyone around us there, where would
we like that place to be? If it is to be found in Germany, I would like
to bring it back here to America. Is that true? More particularly, I
would like to have it in my state, my village, my hometown.
How would I like it to be connected to my home? For a wife, she
would like it to be as closely connected as possible with her loving
husband-being right in between them. If I have loving parents, then I
would like it to be in them and as their son I will be close to that.
The fact that everyone wants it centering on himself means that he
would like to place it where his most beloved one is. Therefore, it is
in the relationship between husband and wife, children and parents.
These ones are the closest to us and each wants the others to be happy.
This is where we settle down.
This is the common conclusion which we always come to, regardless of
different histories, races and times. This transcends everything, This
is true every time. That precious thing can be many things. Some might
treasure money or power or knowledge, but what would you like that best
thing to be? That is the question now. Would we like something which
changes from time to time or would we like something that is
unchanging? [Unchanging.] Then what would we want to be unchanging?
Then it is love. It is love which we do not want to change. Nobody
wants love to change. It is the best thing and it is lasting. We can
have no better thing. We want that love to be unchanging and we want to
have that love close to us. When we think that love is the hope and
source of happiness, then where would God want to be? We've thought
about it from our point of view, but let's think about it from God's
perspective. Where would God want to be? The answer is very simple.
God cannot be any different from us. What we conclude and what God
concludes will never be different; they are the same. God wants to be
where there is unchanging love between husband and wife. No matter what
happens, their love does not change. It is so amazing that it does not
change. God wants to be there above all places.
Happiness, peace, fortune-we crave all these things, but above all,
we want all of these to be present in us and around us in the form of
love. We want to experience these through love and we want this love to
be where the closest person to me is
Then what is love? [Father says in English, "The answer is
simple. Love is love! "] but that is too vague. Would there be
any hating in love? Do you think love is all good?
[Yes.] Do you always want your love to be under you or in front of
you, never above you? Do you always want love right here, under your
feet? [No.] Do we want a love we can drag to wherever we want, or do we
want a love that drags us to wherever it wants?
If love presses on me and does something I didn't expect it to do,
would that be good or bad? If, when I want to go over to this side,
love pulls me toward the other side and says, "Don't go there, go
in this direction," how would we feel? [Okay.] We have to keep
this in mind-it is a very serious point. Wherever love dictates me to
go, love has the value of the world, so we should always know that love
is leading me to the best place. We should not forget that one thing.
It is like a small boy who doesn't want to go to a certain place. He
cries but love pulls him and he goes there. After reaching the place,
he finds it is the best place he could ever imagine-a big feasting
place. So this boy is very happy. A girl may not want to go in this
direction and cries and cries but when she goes there, she finds the
best husband in that place. This is what love does.
We must keep in mind that love has the contents of the world level.
Nothing can be better than that. Therefore, when love pulls us,
wherever love brings us to, we can say to ourselves, "This is
something I do not understand, but this is where the best thing
The typical love experience is a very confined, narrow love,
centering on the person and upon what the person likes and understands.
The person does not want to go one step beyond that. That is a very
lonely love. When love comes upon us, it wants to embrace all the
universe and all the world, since that is love's attribute. The people
who say, "No, no, just follow me. I want to go here," have
just a small, narrow opening that they want their beloved one to follow
them into. If the husband is broader than the woman and has a bigger
love and a bigger ambition, how can he go through that small, narrow
Here is a man. Here is a woman. Who makes more of an issue of the
love that is between them? [The woman. They both go round and round.]
Round and round? In order to go around and around in an ideal way, you
have to have a clear cut subject and object. If you do not have a clear
subject and object, going around and around is not always happy.
Why does Father choose women as the example all the time? If Father
chose a man as the example, not all the women would be interested, but
when Father picks women as the example then not only are the women
interested but the men are interested tool
Whenever Father says, "American women" your hearts sink,
don't they? You might think, "What's wrong with American
women?" Father happens to pick women and happens to pick American
women! That's all! Father doesn't have anything against American women.
You don't mind being used as a textbook example, do you? Since you are
used as a textbook example, you are the center of attention.
Therefore, you'd better behave yourselves!
Where do we get hope and happiness and peace from? From
"me". Is that true? What particular point in "me"?
My knowledge? My money? Advancement in my career? Those are important,
but even if they change, it doesn't really devastate me. I can live
with it. I can adjust to it. If my career goes up and down, fine, but
when love does this, we do not know what to do. We are in great
distress. Is there any man or woman who wants that or can tolerate
that? No. Love has to be lasting and secure.
Do we want love to appear to us and be very visible and dancing
around, or would we want love surely to be there but perhaps not
showing? Do we want the kind of love which is strongly there but in a
deep place, yet always casting signals and waves to me that I am very
much a part of it? Yes, we do.
Those who prefer visible love, love right at your fingertips, raise
your hands. [Both kinds!] Well, you cannot have both! You cannot be on
both the right and left sides at the same time. You cannot be a man
and a woman at the same time. You have to be either one. Love must
either be in a deep place or in such a shallow place that we can see
it. That is the choice.
The love which you can imagine and picture in your mind and have a
deep smile about, the love which is not visible but which is very much
there and you are sure of its presence-that kind of love has much, much
more value that the love you can see. There are different expressions
of love. In one we can see the woman hug her husband in front of
everyone, lift one foot up and passionately express her love. Another
love just takes a short glimpse of the loved one and smiles, but we can
see that there is a lot of give and take going on invisibly, which is
love, between her and her beloved, even though they are not touching
each other. Which do you think is more attractive? Both are attractive,
but which is beautiful? Do you like attractive love or beautiful love?
[Beautiful.] Beautiful. But before something is beautiful, it has to be
harmonized. Every part of your body, including your mind, has to be
beautiful and your surroundings also have to be beautiful and
harmonized. Attractiveness is very particular. Beauty is different.
Which would you prefer to be-attractive or beautiful? Of course, beauty
is lasting. You want to have beauty every time. Attractiveness you only
want once in a while.
Which is more valuable-laughter that starts at the feet and comes
all the way up and makes the belly laugh, rises to the chest and makes
the chest laugh, and goes to the face, the head, the eyes and
mouth-with every part of the body laughing? Do you want that kind of
laugh or the kind where just the eyes and the mouth laugh? Which laugh
is more valuable? Oh, you always know the answers!
Imagine two women laughing. One has nice, expensive cosmetics on and
the other is one whose beauty is natural it is in her laughter. Does
this second loving woman approach her husband with long, red
fingernails or does she approach him with just natural nails?
[Natural.] A tree does not wear makeup. A tree is green all the time
and never changes shape.
Do you think, "That is too monotonous! How can it live in that
monotonous way?" A tree is very proud of one thing, however. He is
proud of the fact that he is growing, steadily and surely, bigger and
bigger every year.
The changing man and woman are happily in love, even ecstatic when
they are all made up and in the prime of life, but does it last? No,
they fight with each other and their love goes down the drain. It
changes. It is not like a grandfather tree which does not change year
round and for many years on end.
We may understand that it is not makeup or the way a woman looks
which makes her beautiful. It is the way that she is growing in love
and in many different characteristics that attracts all things to her,
Where can we find heaven, the ideal world, the so called utopia? Is
it just imaginary? Wherever we may seek for it and find it, the
conclusive point is always right where we started from. We want to
bring it here. Where would we be able to find the utopia for women? In
a true man? Is the American president a true man? [No.] It is an
important issue, an important question. Of course, we cannot exclude
men from the utopia of women. Women's peace and happiness cannot be
realized without men. Man is very much a part of a woman's happiness
and peace. [Father says in English, "I don't know. Is that
true?" Yes!] If so, centering on what?
What women seek, whatever they value and whatever would be utopian
for them cannot be found with the exclusion of men. Therefore, without
love, that which matters to a woman cannot be found. Is that so?
It is a decisive conclusion that no matter how a woman is-may be she
is not beautiful, may be she is not even whole- maybe she is lame or
has serious defects in her body-without a man no woman can have what
she wants. She cannot have peace or happiness.
Everyone wants unchanging love. If one himself is constantly
changing but still looks for the peace, happiness and love which is
unchanging, that is really absurd. That is really the worst sin and
crime. As long as we all agree that we want unchanging love, then that
is how we have to be. That is a must. Otherwise, we are committing a
What kind of self do we visualize? Am I so unchanging that I deserve
to have an unchanging goal? Or am I still struggling? Are we changing,
perhaps without realizing it, yet still looking for something which is
unchanging? Which is the reality? What about us at this moment-our
particular lifestyle today? Do we have an unchanging lifestyle or a
changing lifestyle? We not only change but we change very often. That
is, of course, much worse. If unchanging love comes to visit that kind
of man or woman and wants to stay with him or her, then love itself
must be crazy. How can love visit us when we are like that?
Eternal happiness, peace, and love are all very real and present,
but we cannot find them because we are completely contrary. We are so
changing and our positions are so precarious and unpredictable. Yet we
seek these things and sometimes say, "There is no such a thing as
peace; there is no such thing as happiness." How foolish that is.
We all now that God and His love are unchanging and that He is the
hope of us all. If He changed from time to time, would we have anything
to live for? No one can deny that we would not. This is reality. This
is a formula. This is the central standard viewpoint. How about you?
Are you changing all the time, 360 degrees different day by day? There
is no purpose to that.
Father makes many gestures and postures to illustrate his points.
Who feels, "Oh Father, you are giving an entertaining show"?
Raise your hands. Is it a serious show or an entertaining show?
The husband who pledges himself eternally to his wife, not ceasing
to be her husband even temporarily, has eternal true love content. The
parents are parents to the children eternally and do not leave their
position for even one moment. Love is in that eternity. In
unchangeableness itself, all happiness, love, and peace are found.
There are patriots, sons of filial piety, and saints. All these have
one thing in common: unchangeableness. Look at the patriot. The patriot
does not just love the country for a short time and then change his
mind. He loves his country steadfastly all throughout his life. Then
later on when he dies, he is recognized as a patriot. Likewise, the
sons and daughters of filial piety love their parents all throughout
their lives, no matter what happens. Even when the parents are in a
difficult position and are distressed and unhappy, their love toward
their parents never changes. Likewise, the saint suffers all throughout
his life, yet never changes even for one moment. Later on, people will
recognize that he truly was a saint and holy man. We can see
unchangeableness as the common quality among these three. Is that true?
One might say, "Oh, then I cannot be a patriot. I cannot be a
filial son or daughter. How can they live like that? I have a lot of
things to achieve; I have a lot of ambitions. In order to get what I
want, I have to change according to the situation. I want to go to the
theatre, I want to go to the show and go out once in a while and enjoy
myself-how can I be unchanging and steadfast?"
Do you want to drink alcohol? Changeable people usually like
alcohol. Changeable people actually long to be unchangeable. They
think they can achieve that by drinking. Dancing people think that too.
Imagine if someone could dance for thousands of years on end-in that
one position. How wonderful that dance would be. Actually, it would be
terribly tedious but it would be very amazing and great too. Father
would certainly visit that dancer. Even God would come to visit him in
If one is laughing eternal laughter, would anyone not want to visit
him to see it? If you hear the news that someone had been wearing the
same clothes for a thousand generations and had never changed them,
wouldn't you like to go see him just out of curiosity? Eternal
unchangingness is something that our true nature admires. To changeable
people the lifestyle of being unchanging is a laughing matter. They
will despise it. But one thing we must understand is that what is
changing will later be digested by what is unchanging. In other words,
unchangeableness is more enduring. That which is unchanging will eat up
changeableness. It is very difficult and tedious to tolerate and
persevere, but he who perseveres and tolerates even beyond the point of
impossibility will be the final winner. He will be closer to the
God is eternal and unchanging-but we are presenting ourselves to Him
in changeableness. This is really an injustice to God. We are asking
for the peace which is unchanging, yet we present all the elements of
changeableness. That, too, is an injustice. Who or what is the key? Is
the key an outside element or is the key within ourselves? [Within.]
Nobody sends us to hell or to heaven. I go to hell or heaven
according to what I do. This is the nature of things. If you truly
know this, then you cannot complain to anybody.
The topic of Father's sermon this morning is "Father's Nation
is My Nation". Until now, what has Father talked about? An
attitude for unchanging, absolute happiness and the characteristics of
Where does happiness lie? No matter how many degrees you may have,
no matter how welleducated you may be, unless you find a husband
whom you can love, you are a failure. If a husband and wife had a big
fight the night before, would even a beautiful woman look beautiful the
next morning or would she look miserable? [Miserable.] All things will
make a sour face at that beautiful woman, knowing about the fight she
had the night before. All things will say, "I wish I hadn't seen
her this morning! She's going to ruin my whole day!"
Father's interpreter always stands on the left side, as he should,
which happens to be on the man's side of the room. Father always
happens to be on the right side, which is the woman's side of the room.
The American women might say, "Oh Father always picks on American
women and stands right in front of them. Why doesn't he stand in front
of the men?" Well, it is best not to change. That is not something
you can change at will. It is better that way. Father is the subject
and the subject has to stand on the right. The object, the translator,
should stand on the left side. We cannot change sides since we know the
Divine Principle viewpoint! It has to be so. So you just have to take
Father's country or nation-where did it start? Did the nation start
from the national level itself or did the nation start from an
individual? Is the nation a changeable nation or an unchangeable
nation? Then those who want to go to this nation, should they be
changeable persons or unchangeable? What about you? We all want to go
to the unchangeable nation. Then are we unchangeable? You don't sound
so confident. That means there are more changeable elements in you.
If you are unchangeable, you see all things as beautiful and
peaceful. If you are changeable, you cannot see anything that way.
Because everyone is changeable, does unchangingness have to change into
being changeable? Or should one keep the unchangeable quality no matter
how many changeable people there are, no matter how difficult it may
be? Do you want to become a changeable or an unchangeable family?
If you lead your family into having a more changeable quality, then
you will feel great regret. That is the biggest sin or mistake you can
commit. It is a sin to destroy what is otherwise a peaceful environment
by not looking at it through beautiful eyes and changing the whole
Nobody else in the world really trusts the American mentality.
Americans are proud of having a lot of money, but is money changing or
unchanging by nature? Looking at Americans, people do not really see
much consistency. Do you know how the Oriental people usually live? One
man may lend another a big sum of money. The next time he needs money
himself, he will go to him and try to collect, but he cannot bring
himself to say why he came. They both understand why he is there, but
still he cannot bear to say it. After studying carefully how the one to
whom he lent the money lives, if he sees that he lives at a lower
standard than himself and is more miserable, then the one who lent him
the money cannot say, "Please give it back to me," until the
last possible moment. Sometimes he goes back home without having said
anything about it.
That is quite different from the culture where when you borrow
money, you have to write out an IOU and sign it and if the person
doesn't pay it back, the creditor immediately goes about suing him.
What a difference of heaven and earth there is between those two
Which is more unchanging and which can make or build that unchanging
foundation more deeply-Western people changing to the Eastern way or
Eastern people changing to the Western way? The problem is that today's
trend is for all of the world to change to the Western style in spite
of the fact that everyone can see that the West needs to change to
better ways. The West is going backward. They want everyone to change
to their way. This is why they are not welcome. This is why
"Yankee, go home!" is shouted out in every corner of the
How can the Western world prosper like this? It is because of God.
If they push God out of the country, the country has only one way to go
and that is down to destruction.
God took notice of this and sent such a person as Reverend Moon.
Through him, God wanted to change their way of thinking drastically.
Otherwise, they have to perish. There is almost no way out of it. That
is why God sent Father here.
From Father's point of view, he cannot change it just ninety
degrees. He has to change huge America, that established country and
culture, 180 degrees. If he only changes it ninety degrees, there is
the possibility that they will go back. How difficult it is both for
Father and for America!
We are in a unique position. We became Moonies. Are we happy to have
become Moonies or do we feel unhappy about it? Our intelligence tells
us, "Yes, we are happy and we should be, even if we are not."
But if we are changing Moonies, then we are miserable.
Father is unchangeable and all of us want to go in the direction of
unchangeableness even though we are changeable. Is that a good or a
bad Moonie? Is that a person on God's side or on Satan's side? [God's
side.] Changeable Moonies have Satan's string attached to them by the
hundreds. The less strings you have, the better off you are. How many
strings do you have?
You distinguish between the parts you like in Father and the parts
you don't. "Oh, Father, I like you in this way; in that way, I
don't." How changeable that is. What is Father going to do with
us? Where does Father want to go with you? To the ideal world. Why?
Maybe you say you do not mind going into the ideal family, but you
don't want to go into the ideal world. That is the problem of the
Unification Church. "I love my family, but I don't want to go on
to the national level." God is the ideal center of all levels-not
just the family or the individual levels. God's country is not just
what an individual likes. God's country is what the whole family likes,
what even the country likes to be. Everybody wants to go to God's
country and they all like it.
If all you like is yourself and your husband and your family, you
will soon lose the parents and all the clan, and even the nation will
become distant. All things are created for everyone and all things know
that, but if an individual wants to monopolize what was intended for
everybody just for himself and his family, then even nature will
protest against him. Do you know that if there is a rich person, a
billionaire, who collects money for his sake alone, that individual
will surely perish sooner or later? But the one who makes the same
money for the sake of the entire world will not perish until the entire
world crumbles down. It is never the other way around. Why? Because God
wants it that way. It is going along with God's principle. God protects
that kind of unselfish millionaire.
Father expects that the money our Church has gained and uses will
stay with us forever because that is money Father uses for everybody's
If someone challenges that, if someone wants to stop this, then what
they have will eventually come here to us of its own accord. Our
movement has a lot of money scattered all over the world. Father
doesn't keep day by day track of it since it does not belong to Father
himself, but belongs to everybody. For the sake of everybody and for
every nation, God will take care of this according to His own law.
Whoever tries to meddle with that, their blessing will be added to
this, so this foundation gets bigger and bigger day by day. What a
wonderful phenomenon this is.
Selfishness and suing and being sued-how miserable that kind of
limiting life is. In that respect, wealth has been owned by evil
people. Because of that, Father wants to be the greatest debtor in
history and be proud of it. He wants to make as much as possible and
use it for the sake of all.
Before we find the good nation, we have to find ourselves. From the
good individual, the good family will be formed, then the good nation.
That is the original progressive way. The good country is made up of
good individuals and good families growing into good clans and then
those good nations will be a world. In the happy nation, the concept or
center of happiness is what? What is the component, the building
block? It is the family. It is never an individual.
Those families who are not happy know they are not happy and other
people think so too. An unhappy family cannot make up a happy country.
A happy family does not welcome anyone but happy individuals.
The problem we are facing now in the Unification Church is that we
have gotten stuck in the happy family. "I am happy in my family,
with my children and my spouse. We do not need a happy country."
This is wrong. We have to regard the happy world as the center of our
family, not the other way around. If we do that, then our children will
prosper along with the country. Look at Americans. They do not think so
much about their country. They are very much concentrated and focused
upon their individual selves or families at best. Of course, they say
they love their country, but there is no room in them for that.
This is not what God originally intended. What did the Puritan
fathers of America do first? It is not long ago. We can trace back the
history. When they came here, they put God first. They invited God into
their everyday lives. The built the church and schools before they
built their own homes. The school belongs to the national foundation,
not the family foundation. God blessed this country because of them.
They took God's viewpoint, therefore, God was able to bless this
The Puritans were happy while they were laboring hard at building
the churches. They were very happy while they were building the schools
because they were full of hope. God gave unlimited support to them.
America was the only God centered nation built by Protestantism. There
were many independent Catholic countries in the world, but there was
only one independent Protestant country and that was America. God gave
unlimited blessing to this country because of that. This country was
able to attract treasure from all around the world because the founding
principle was correct.
What does Father center on? Father centers upon God. It is the same
thing. What does Father want to do? He wants to build a good school for
the world, not just for the nation. The Unification Church is God's
church and at the same time, it is God's universal school. We are
students from all over the world. Father tries so hard to teach us.
Nobody wants to go to school, nobody wants to learn, I know that!
Father has to sweat to teach us because Father knows best. Father knows
what we need, how we can protect our future. After learning, you can do
it. Otherwise, there is no way. We may not want to know it now, but
we'd better learn it.
It is because of God's own law that God has to bless the Unification
Church. Even if Father has to sacrifice someone close to him, even if
he has to sacrifice his beloved country of Korea, he will do so for the
sake of this country of America. That is the same principle that God
upholds. Therefore, God blesses us.
It is not an easy thing. Every step of the way is very difficult,
but he has to do it. The spirit world above us is even more important
than this world, so even at the sacrifice of the world, Father has to
work for the spirit world. That is God's principle and way.
This is Father's task. When he goes to the spirit world, Father has
to bring a gift to God. What gift would Father bring? Father will say,
"I loved the country You loved as much as You did. You cared about
the future of mankind so much; likewise, I have loved the second
generation of the world before I came here."
There is no change between life here and life in the hereafter. It
is a natural extension. God is working for that purpose in the spirit
world. We all know that and Father knows that, so we work in earth the
same way that God works and then when we go to the spirit world, we
will continue doing the same thing. There is no abrupt change.
God's country is my country because I have the same goal, so
whatever I did here is for God's country and my country. While Father
was achieving this, there was tremendous persecution. Nobody welcomed
it, nobody understood, nobody helped. Even the followers did not know
what we were doing, yet Father was unchanging. Even the spirit world
tried to cut in and persecute Father, but by being unchanging at every
moment, persevering on and on, Father complied with God's purpose.
Therefore, God's country is Father's country.
Here is the individual station. [Father draws on the blackboard.]
This is the family station. This is the nation's station and this is
the world's station. The train is proceeding toward the terminal
station, to God. The train stops. Which station amI parked at? The
individual station? We have to think about that
Nobody has to be your judge because you know yourself best. If you
stop here at the individual station, your have no connection to
anything to do with the ideal family. If we stop here and never
proceed, then we have no connection with the nation or the world. We
have to go here-this is our destiny. We cannot stop anywhere before we
go to heaven. If we do not make it while here on earth, we have to
continue doing it in the spirit world. Which is easier-to do it in the
spirit world or to do it here on earth? In spirit world, it is hundreds
of millions of times more difficult. Father is not saying this to
threaten us. It is merely the truth. The only proof will be when we go
there. Then we will know.
A man and a woman want to have a good family, don't they? Do you
want to be good parents and have good children and build and be
surrounded by a good family? [Yes.] We may think this is our
destination, but no, our destination is the country.
If the country wants to take the husband or wife for the service of
that country or collect taxes and the family is opposed to that end
complains, this nation will not prosper. It doesn't stop there. The
world and the cosmic levels remain. We even have to go to God. That is
Mother would say, "Oh, Father, all you have in your mind is the
dispensation. Don't you want to think about your family a little bit
more?" Of course, Father understands that it is the mothers role
to bring up the interests of the family, so Father cannot blame her for
that. But no matter how difficult it is, Father knows that he has to
follow this course. It may be more than ten or twenty years. What
about after fifty, sixty or seventy years? No matter what, we have to
continue on. This is our destiny.
Do we realize that Father has inspired the Interreligious Federation
for World Peace? The International Federation for World Peace is an
external organization and the Interreligious Federation is an internal
one. Do you think it is easy initiating these? How difficult it is! We
know that the League of Nations which was formed right after WWI
failed. The United Nations, formed after WWII, has been ineffectual for
a long time. Now Father is calling forth the Federation for World Peace
with such difficulty, such toil.
The origin of the individual division between the mind and body was
Adam and Eve's fall on the individual level. As a consequence, the
whole world is divided into two factions, the left and the right. To
reunite this, it takes a whole individual, one who is not divided,
whose mind and body are one.
Here is the right wing and here is the left wing. The right wing is
comparable to the religious world and the left wing to the
nonreligious world. Unless there is unity between the two, there
is no world peace. Bringing the right and the left wings together in
unity, bringing the religious and non religious worlds together only
becomes possible when there is one absolute set of True Parents. The
concept of the True Parents does not only apply to religious people but
to nonreligious people as well. It makes no difference. In the near
future, whether religious or nonreligious, Unification or
nonUnification, when people put True Parents' picture in a
prominent place, they know that blessing is coming. They will feel
that. That is the end of what God is trying to do through religion.
The right and left wings have to welcome True Parents. That is why
Father is willing to work with both the American government and the
governments of communist countries. Father works with religious
societies as well as nonreligious societies. Is it easy to bring
these opposites together? [No.]
Whenever Reverend Moon says he will do something, he actually does
it. This time at the Assembly of World Religions, the Grand Mufti, who
is a great leader of the Muslim religious world, gathered all of his
followers and, representing them, signed the World Peace document and
complied with Father's request. This man has been like a lone lion
working for God. The Buddhist representative came and, aware of his
position, also came toward Father. Minor as well as major religions
came. Christians and Catholics all came to San Francisco centering on
Father. They agreed that this is the common goal that God wants for
them, so they said "Amen" to that.
Sometimes those big religious leaders who are far from the center of
the Unification Church understand and respect Father more than the
Unification Church members themselves do. They know they are to work
for the sake of the world and beyond. That is why they understand. The
historical, monumental things that took place on August l S through
20th are not just one day's work, nor one year's work. For this goal,
Father worked all his life. They understand that Reverend Moon was the
only person working for this goal, for thirty or forty years accepting
persecution, spending so much money and investing so much of his effort
in interdenominational works. It is their dream and they know they
couldn't achieve it. Reverend Moon, they heard, was doing it in Korea.
There are a lot of thick walls, like the Berlin Wall, among religions.
Even within the same religion, there are thick walls. They hated those
walls, but no one could take them down. Father took the walls down
between and within the religions. They know he did that.
They all welcomed this movement of the universe and the media does
not support it or even report it, but that doesn't matter. They are
like dogs barking away at small things. Whether the media recognizes it
or not, history cannot stop. Whether they approve of it or not, history
goes on. The world doesn't exist for the sake of the media. God's work
will march on.
When Father was doing this, did we Moonies take any time to pray and
participate and help him go through that course? Did we even think
about it? Did we come in and just worry about when the Blessings were
to be? When there is a Blessing, we are eager to come, but when there
is hard work, then we want to go away. If Father had taken the same
position as some of us have taken, how could Father have achieved this
goal? Father knew the work was there for him to do. "I am born for
it." This is the only way Father could got Father didn't expect
anything except hard work for God's purpose.
When the representatives of all the religions and all the religious
denominations go back to their own churches and report to their leaders
and followers what happened in San Francisco, they will proudly testify
to Reverend Moon, who has been doing this at such a sacrifice.
Have you ever liked to speak up for Reverend Moon not because you
are told to do so but out of real pride? Are you afraid of being called
Moonies? [No.] You say so now, but Father doesn't believe that.
Recently you may have come to understand and be proud of Father and
speak out for him, but Father has already opened all the gates. If
people want to come in any gate, we encourage them to come in. Father
has proclaimed True Parents to all religious people. Do you think that
is easy? The Grand Mufti has worked all his life to see this day.
He worked all by himself, being persecuted and going to jail often.
He worked as Father worked, he later confessed, because it has been
revealed to him through the spirit world that this mission is to bring
Christians, Moslems, Buddhists and Jews into unity. Being a righteous
person, he has been doing that all by himself Now he came to San
Francisco and found that Reverend Moon is doing the same thing. He
never imagined it or expected it. Not only that, but Reverend Moon
already made the foundation, whereas the Grand Mufti was just working
in that direction. He confessed this to Father and was so ecstatic. He
has 25,000 followers and they are all church leaders themselves. He
proclaimed that within his religion they should all support and
cooperate with Reverend Moon's work to bring all the religions of the
world into unity. Can we see with our own eyes that religion is coming
into unity? [Yes.] Is the communist world coming into unity with the
free world? [Yes.] It is very visible.
What about America? Is America going along with Father too? It is
not centering on America that this transition of history is taking
place, but more than two thirds of congressmen and senators of each
state have gone through the American Leadership Conference lectures on
VOC and Godism. They seriously take that into account when making
They are working for their own country, but Father is working toward
saving a country other than his own. So, if you complain, to whom do
you complain? Do we have any condition whatsoever about which we can
complain to Father? [No.] How many American leaders thought, "Why
did Father bring the Japanese and Korean leaders here? We don't need
them. Why doesn't Father trust Americans and let Americans be the
center of their own country's work?" You wished that Father was
American, thinking that then you would have no problem. Let's face it.
The way Americans have been nurtured and the way they are today, they
cannot be the center of the whole world. They cannot unify the world.
How can they solve racial problems? But we, the members of the
Unification Church, can do that.
Former enemies gather together now centering on Reverend Moon, who
is Korean and we are trying to unify the whole world. Reverend Moon
has brought Japanese and Koreans together in marriage, making the
former enemies into one. In the past, Japan and America were enemies.
Now they work together. Koreans, Japanese and Americans gather in this
one place here. How can we unify them? This is an historical problem.
We cannot make unification of the world without Reverend Moon's
thought. White and black people can be combined into one centering on
God's love. Japanese and American people, centering on God's love, can
become completely, absolutely one. Many internationally married couples
are sitting here now. That second generation will be beautiful.
It's on the world level now. In the name of the absolute, true
religion, all will gather together now. It is only possible with
absolute true love. Now we know which station we are parked at. Where
is your family now? Is it a family that does not care about America-and
even less about the world? If you at best want to remain at the family
level and your destiny is to reach the cosmic level and God, there is a
tremendous gap. Who is going to fill that gap for you? Father wants to
bring all of us together to be with him wherever he goes. Therefore,
should Father come back here and stay with us where we are? Should he
retreat? [No.] Or rather should we start moving in this direction? Are
we doing that?
You work in a church organization and say, "Pay me. Give me a
salary." Does Father ever ask a salary? Our teaching is to
dedicate ourselves for the sake of the Church day and night, being a
benefactor, not a beneficiary. Father never took one day's vacation in
his life. When Father gets so much sunburn, do you think it is because
Father went on vacation? The fishing Father does is not ordinary
fishing. It is most intense fishing activity. Father was out there
every single day. Can we as Moonies officially go on vacation? As a
core ACC member on God's forefront, do we take vacations during the
war? When you rest, America will surely perish and the flee world too.
If you go dining and dancing on vacation, America will surely come to
ruin. The world is perishing. Every day, 60,000 people are dying. Do
you understand? Who can take responsibility for saving them? Not
America Not the Soviet Union.
Until now, Father has been making the foundation and praying to God
and by pushing himself to an impossible degree, Father made good to God
all our shortcomings. Now Father is trying to provide for the sake not
only of this country but for the whole world. This is why Father
undertook the fishing industry many years ago. This is the only reason
he has had interest in business or mining. In the fish industry today,
the natural reproduction rate is a mere 0.6 percent. Only a fraction of
the huge amount of eggs fish lay will be hatched, but if you control
this, you have enormous resources of fish. Father has been doing that,
yet people criticize what he is doing and call him names because of
it. In the sight of God, those people deserve to be punished.
Do we support Father, or do we follow Father, or are we not even
going in the same direction? Which one is it-the first, the second or
the third? Imagine-here is a school from which it takes six years to
graduate. If the school does not produce a student who is educated
after six years, who cannot even read or write, then the only thing to
do is to close down that school. We have a certain educational period
to go through. If we don't learn during this time, if we do not make
it, well, we cannot go to school all our lives. The school is not
working. If we diverted the money we put into America into other
countries like Africa, it would take much less time. The whole country
could have been educated by now. To God, individually speaking, one
person in Africa and one person in America are perfectly equal. One
man's life is one man's life.
When God and Father are working to save the entire population of the
earth, then here in America where we have placed special emphasis, so
the students go on vacation? Can God bless a country like that? No.
If you compare things in the outside world America has great schools
so people from all over the world come to study here. The Oriental
students are the most diligent. The American students are just
halfstudying. Koreans especially study very, very hard. In things
relating to the world, that person will be the center, the master.
Those who can deny this, saying, "No, Father it is not related to
that. America will continue to be the center," raise your hands.
Father is not an opponent of America. Father is on America's side.
Those Americans who know Father are loudly saying, "Reverend Moon,
please do not go back home. We need you." But there are few
Americans who understand Father.
Eighty percent of all the members are hanging around wishing that
Father would give them a salary. Father himself is in debt. In other
words, Father doesn't have a lot of money in the clear. Father has
borrowed heavily. It is a sin even to imagine that someone has to
provide for them so that they can work for their own sake and for the
sake of their own country. This is still an interim period. First, we
should work hard and give Father a salary; then we can think about our
own salary. That should be the order. Father has never been paid a
salary in the Church. Rather, Father has raised money, only for the
work of the Church.
When American leaders run out of money, they all come to Father for
financial support. lf they have their own house, they should sell their
house and spend the money for the sake of the county before they do
that. If they keep their house and then come to Father to ask for
money, then America has no alternative but to perish. Father has filled
the gap, even then, but Father cannot go on like that forever and ever.
At some point, Father has to stop.
Father has already spoken to the True Children. When Father says,
"We're going back to Korea," that is the day everyone will
leave this country. Russia and China are two major countries which are
waiting for Father to work in them the same way he did in America.
That is m y responsibility, our responsibility. Do you see any strong
hope for our future if we continue on the way we are? [No.] Father's
children miss their parents so much when they are gone. They are
rejoicing to see the Parents after not having seen them for a long
time. Then when the Parents have to leave again in a few days, how
disappointed they are.
Father can make those kinds of sacrifices because Father knows God
and knows that God's situation is even worse, even more miserable. We
must deny ourselves and determine to go to this end for the sake of the
country and for the sake of God and live like that for the rest of our
lives. Then our blessings will be guaranteed. An illustration of this
is how Father paid all his attention to America, a remote,
geographically distant country from Korea. Korea's situation was like a
flickering candle. If a strong wind would have blown, the country
would have been overrun. Korea went through crisis after crisis while
Father was investing heavily here in America. but by the grace of God,
Korea never perished. Miraculously, every time, Korea went over the
crisis. Every time there was a severe crisis, Father went there for a
brief time and ignited a fire there again. During those times you said,
"Oh, I wish Father wouldn't go to Korea I wish he would stay here
and be with us."
Did the American government ever help us? No. The American
government is allowing cigarettes, which are killing people, to be sold
in Korea, even pressuring them politically: "If you don't buy
cigarettes from America . . " This is incredible. Father almost
protested to the Bush Administration. These are the kinds of things
they are doing. They don't care about other counties, they don't care
about the rest of the world. If America backs out of its
responsibilities, can America say before God, "Well, we are a big
administration and we had our priorities"? Can you say that before
God? Will that stand up to the light? No.
Father didn't get support or help from the government of the United
States. Father made every penny of what he spent here in this country
himself and invested it here. We now own the Media Tech Building in
Washington. Everyone was opposed to that, all the media. Yet if America
managed that in their own way and direction, they would do more harm to
the world than good. To prevent this, we acquired the Media Tech
On the seventh of September, this week, the press center will have
its grand opening. Now the networks and all the big media institutions
are afraid that they will be outclassed by Reverend Moon, so they are
trying to slander him. Try as they may, the world is changing now. What
is Father's genuine intention in doing this? He is doing it for the
sake of America. He is not doing it to hurt America, but to unify
America and the free world. America is impinging upon the good fortune
of the entire free world-how can that be stopped? Father is putting the
brake on the runaway car. Yet is America thankful? As they say
"Yankee, go home" in foreign countries, Americans say
"Reverend Moon, go home" to me. They accuse me. During the
sixteen years I have been in America, I made a concrete foundation all
over the country in order to save the world. That was my purpose: to
save this country and the world. Do you understand? America's
destruction is connected to the entire free world. I need to put the
brake on that destruction. You are Moonies-you accept
ReverendMoon'sways. In that case, America can have hope. Following
Father's way will lead to prosperity. The other way is destruction,
perishing. This is a formula. I know that clearly. I am always praying
to God, "Please, please, allow the free world to survive. Save
then from perishing."
Now we know-we have to break the barriers, go over them. We have to
stand on the front line and make a victorious atmosphere. Do you
understand? Reverend Moon is a smart guy. How about you? Are you smart?
[Yes.] Are you smart in a calculating way or are you wise? (Wise.]
Father's land or country means the vertical one. The horizontal
situation is True Parents, that fatherland. That country belongs to all
of creation-not to any individual.
Every individual, every family, every nation connects there. Once
that happens, peace, happiness, and joy will abound forever. Otherwise,
there is no way.
If we do not get a diploma in the course of the dispensation, it is
miserable. Without getting the diploma, you cannot get into heaven. If
you cannot believe this, if you died and went to spirit world, today,
you would see that it is correct. It would be immediately apparent.
Father's land that he is trying to realize and recover is our own
land too-that is the land where we are going to go. But now we are
lingering on the individual and family level lands. This is not really
what we are to do. God is on our threshold, at the door, always saying,
"Let us go, let us go," and we are all shaking our heads and
saying, 'No, Father, I won't go." How miserable a situation this
is. If there is any way we don't have to do this, maybe you can find
it, but we have to go sooner or later. Repentance should be the most
urgent task of all American leaders. If we don't want to sweat in the
hot summer and prefer doing things that are easier, well, Father feels
the same way, but this is the destiny we have to go. There is no better
way to go than this, so Father does it and we must too.
Many times when Father came in late and looked at his sleeping
children, do you not think tears came to his eyes because he could not
take care of them? You all take your wives very seriously, but the one
who you take very seriously will make the best offering. Through that,
you can achieve God's goal. Abraham's offering of his son is nothing
compared to the path we have to go. Father just said this in a
matteroffact way, but the walls from the family to the
country to the world levels were so difficult to tear down, at each
step. It was not a simple thing, It was so cliff cult. When Father saw
the gate of the prison, Father never tried to evade it. His only
concern was how to take the wall down on that level.
When America indicted Father, frankly, they didn't expect Reverend
Moon to come back. Maybe that is why they indicted him-to keep him
away. Father could have stayed in Korea and done nothing and that would
have been it, but Father had this course to go. Unless you liberate
America, you cannot liberate God. Father came back. Why did Father come
back? For whom? It was for the sake of the future of all the
Unification Church members as well as for the sake of America Father
could not stop what he was doing here, knowing what would happen to the
future of America, how miserable America's and your future would be.
Someone is indebted to someone here. If Father indebted to you or are
you indebted to Father? We are indebted to Father. You are indebted to
Father not for Father's sake, but for the sake of your own country.
You are very intelligent people. You know what goes on in the world.
Who is working for the sake of the world except Reverend Moon?
Here is the center, our family, which should be the center of all
the families of the world. That means in all four directions, 360
degrees, you have to connect others. All the people of the world can
look at that and say, "That is the formula family way. I will
therefore obey you and dedicate to you." The family's focal point
should be the world. By your sacrifice, everyone can come to be grafted
Someone must offer themselves on that sacrificial altar,
representing all families. We have to make a new tradition for building
the country. Anyone who doesn't take that kind of position cannot find
the true nation in this world. Someone must take that kind of
position. Then following after that, the ideal world, Father's nation,
will appear. Otherwise, there is no way. That means you must stand on
the front line with your family. Your family must not stand in the
position of the enemy of God. They must not stand in the way. Father
knows this situation very well and he sacrificed his family. Now it is
the same situation for you. You have to follow Father's tradition.
This is the Moonies' ongoing lifestyle. Otherwise there will be no
hope, no utopia, no peace, no happiness, no such world. We have to make
that kind of phenomenon and foundation in this world, or else God
cannot descend; God cannot land and work. The working foundation is the
family. Many families connecting together makes the nation. How
enjoyable that is. God wanted that right after the creation. This was
His serious purpose. You have to know that point. Father knew that
point. No matter how difficult, no matter how much I was persecuted
for marching on that way, still I went through it. From there, I tore
down the walls. If I had done otherwise, I could not have torn down
Think about how smart Satan is. Until now, in the fallen world, he
has been accusing God. God has been enduring and enduring such a long,
long time. Think about God's heart, what a tedious and miserable task
and life He faced. How can that be overcome? God Himself alone could
not overcome the world. Someone on the earth needed to do it. Satan
had so much power, world level power. Yet no matter how much Satan hit
me and hit me, I remain. Why? Because God protected me. You must have
confidence and make your way victoriously, no matter how difficult
situation you are in. Do you understand? God helps to tear down the
walls once you have that kind of foundation, for God has creation
power. Once He finds someone He can believe in, who can make an
unchangeable faith foundation, God can solve every difficulty. Do you
understand? without God, you cannot solve them.
You have to think about how much you are going along that course,
Reverend Moon's lifestyle. How many decisions, how many sacrifices, how
much I fought every time to make the victorious foundation upon which I
now stand. No matter how much power Satan has over the whole world,
with the Principle it is no problem. Who won? The forces arrayed
against Reverend Moon or Reverend Moon?
The Eastern culture is changing. The nations are welcoming God.
Centering on Reverend Moon, the combination of Japan and Korea is no
problem. All throughout history the white people thought and worried
about yellow power attacking them in some future time-the Yellow Peril.
I know that. But God doesn't want that. Instead, Father came to America
and created a big stir for God. Did they welcome me? No, they wanted to
kick me out They thought I was the worst guy in America How can I
forget how I was treated in America-in the very worst way? That is the
agony in Father' s mind. Father cannot have a concept of an enemy. If
God has the concept of an enemy, He cannot save all of the world. How
to forget everything bad that was done-that is agony. You do not know
how miserable a situation that is. I know that God took that position
many times. I know well that providential situation and how difficult
it is. I stand here having inherited everything, I wanted to take God's
agony away from Him. I took that responsibility and took action all of
my life. Do you understand? That is my standard. That is the type of
guy Reverend Moon is, your socalled True Parent.
I wanted that the nation should not perish. I wanted the nation to
prosper forever. That is what God wanted for this nation, Knowing that,
I felt the same and took the same position, took on the same situation,
the same destiny for the nation. No matter how difficult it was for me,
I had to make that kind of foundation all over the world. This is my
mission, Father's mission. It is your mission too, you and I, centering
on love. The ones who follow Father and become completely one with him
will be called the true children. Can those children complain? Can
they make excuses?
You have to take a changeless attitude. Don't you think so? Compare
yourself to me. Father did everything. You don't know much, how I
solved everything to connect everything to a peaceful world, facing
persecution at every step. Some places needed a bridge. Who could make
that bridge? Father made it. I did it. If God needed me, He always
called and commanded me. Father made many kinds of successful
foundations all over the world-in the political world, the economic
world, the scientific and technological worlds, the cultural world, and
in the religious world. People don't think about it, but those who do
find it amazing. Was it easy making that kind of a foundation? No. And
it was done under persecution. Everywhere I turned, people hit at me,
but no matter what, no people, no nation, no party can uproot that
foundation. God wanted it. Surrounded on all sides by persecution, I
built God's foundation. Was that an easy or a difficult way? How
difficult was it?
Where every kind of persecution is overcome is Father's land,
Father's nation. How can we restore that nation? That's the point. We
must make preparations. Time is passing. If you are going the easy way,
you cannot make the foundation. You must go the more difficult way,
marching on to the tearful place, the place of sweat and blood. That is
a complete offering. If you do this your whole lifetime, when you go to
the spiritual world, God and the angelic world will welcome you. You
will have done it, not Father. This is your foundation. You are the
owners. This is all your property. This was made by you, by yourself,
on the earth. This is not mine. After that. the angelic world, God and
I will follow you! Satan cannot follow to that place. Satan has as
elf-centered mind. He has to flee completely from there; there is no
room for him. Do you understand? He automatically flees from that
place. Win that kind of result. To win it, you have to fight with
Two days ago, there was the anniversary for the Eight Step Ceremony.
Yesterday, the topic of Father's sermon was "Heavenly
Fatherism." Now, as Father explained so well yesterday, the time
is imminent for the unification of North and South Korea. That is one
of the ultimate, one of the last historical undertakings of the
dispensation. Who does that? Father, too, has to do that. On the
eleventh of November, this year, there is a world summit conference in
Bejing, China Kim II Sung and Kim Jong II were invited by the leader of
China to participate in that meeting along with Father. The decision
has already been made. Father did this by working continuously without
taking rest. How about you? Whose work was it originally? God's job,
True Parents' job-it is your job too.
Centering on America and Russia Kim II Sung and China must make a
trinity. If they don't go along with that, then they have no place to
stand. They have to be reasonable.
Father worked long and hard behind the scenes to make that kind of
an atmosphere in the world. Does that kind of result come from going an
easy way or a difficult way? [Difficult.] How difficult it is. High
level people in China and the Soviet Union respect Father. He has
achieved victory on that high of a level. Can you do that, Moonies?
I know God's heart well, so I can do it. Our destiny is to have
impact on the media world. We can connect by satellite to dozens of
countries and stations all over the world. Reverend Moon can stand on
that electronic podium and talk to the American people for two hours.
He can give them the forty days training course. All the American
people will turn around and the country will turn upside down! In the
past, many TV broadcasting companies wouldn't allow me near them.
Having our own TV station means that many famous companies will try to
get in. Why? Because we know many high level professors in the
intellectual world. The World and I is a highlevel professional
magazine. We have resources to make a publication like that, we have
professors from all over the world. I made that kind of foundation. The
American government doesn't have that. They are only using American
professors. Reverend Moon works with professors all over the world,
from all nations. Any time I would call, they would immediately come
and wield their influence. Do you understand? I have a foundation in
the political world too, in Korea, Japan, the Soviet Union,
America-this foundation is very big.
Many people think, "How could Reverend Moon do this in such a
short time-have such a wide foundation?" I did it for the purpose
of saving America and the free world. Reverend Moon is now influencing
the communist world by inviting top level students to come here and
study. Now they have gone back and sent back many letters pleading for
us to continue these leadership conferences: "Our university wants
that kind of education! Please send them here!" Father has made
that kind of a whirlwind.
No matter how the Russian Orthodox Church might go against me, even
uniting with the Roman Catholics, no matter how strong a foundation
comes against me, I will persevere forever. Do you understand? [Yes.]
[Father addresses Dr. Seuk in Korean, then turns to the American
members.] Do you understand what Father said? No? Why not? I said
before that I would not use an interpreter after 1990. Father just
instructed Dr. Seuk about making a sister relationship with the
universities in Russia Many Russian students are coming here and they
are overwhelmed by the education they are getting. We can make a sister
relationship with the universities and formally invite them to attend a
seminar to educate Western leadership with Russian and American
students together. This is worldwide CARP, strengthened, fortified CARP
The inevitable conclusion is that the country God wishes is the same
as whet rather wants and the same that we all want too. The three can
never be different. They are all the same. To achieve that, it comes
down to the individual and the family. That is the basis for utopia,
that is the hopeful foundation, the peaceful foundation, for
everything, centering on love. This is not just any family; only that
one which is centered on eternal, unchanging, true love. Couples-are
you like two statues, two unchangeable pillars? The sound is not very
strong. Are you? [Yes!] Bigger than that! [Father imitates a very loud
"Yes! " and the members shout, "Yes! "] You sound
too big, I have to close my eyes.
We have to go beyond the walls of the family to the country, to the
world, to the spirit world, the cosmos, then to God. This is where we
have to go. Father's major role was to tear down the walls. Even if we
had wanted to go, if Father hadn't done that, we couldn't have gone. No
human being could go. Father has worked for this and now this is
possible. You can go back and forth freely and Father can go back and
forth freely. It took Father's entire life of difficulty in order to do
that. In great appreciation, we should go back and forth and achieve
Now a great war is being waged, a war you can only imagine. Human
history has seen lots of wars, but this is the greatest and the last of
all the wars. Father is not asking all the family members to go out and
participate in this war. That would be better, but at least one member
of the family has to come as a fighting soldier. The family is the love
center, so if one person goes, that means that the whole family
participated in that war. Do you understand? God is thinking in that
way. The wives will take the responsibility of how to live, how to feed
the family and how to get along. The wives have to be responsible. We
cannot just serve America alone. Americans have to serve in at least
three countries, then they can come back: the Adam country, the Abel
country, and the Cain country. Preferably they would not go to an easy
country, but would work and witness in a most difficult country like
some African or South American country.
Father brought Japanese women and married then to Western husbands.
Now the Japanese women have become like American women-they are treated
the same way. The Eve country represents the mother. The mother has to
make the tradition, not follow some other one. The world is going
backwards now, away from Americanization. Here they are about to be
Americanized. Couples should not be living well and easy. No. You must
go the opposite way.
The time is getting near that all American young people will come to
participate in this war, not only evangelizing this country, but all
the other countries where they are waiting for God's country too. Is it
great or grey? You have to make that kind of great family and great
nation, not grey ones. That means great activity. Then, from there, the
great nation appears. That is the theoretical conclusion.
It is time. Now is the time for allout participation and
mobilization. We have just finished a forty day witnessing condition,
haven't we? This is the 43rd day today. Up to now, Father has
encouraged people to go back to their hometown, to their home country
and witness. Now we must go away from our hometown, as far away as
possible and witness. It is a living sacrifice, with myself on the
altar. We don't need money or knowledge or great techniques to witness
to people- we need ourselves. We bring ourselves with our sweat, our
tears and our blood and we witness in that country. This will certainly
be an historical record. History will look back and say, "They
There is a great movement from one place to another- let's accrue a
lot of blessings on our shoulders and disseminate them. We want to do
that with our own force, our own power and investment for God's
country, which is my country. I am giving this blessing to other
people, sharing this blessing with other people representing my wife,
my son, my daughter, and all of our family. We give this to the rest of
the world and plant it with a family spirit. Someday, you have to do
some kind of family condition for the world. Now the time is coming. I
want that kind of activity. How about you? [Yes! ] If you sacrifice
your wife and children, God will protect everything. More than you
worry about your family, God will take that kind of responsibility for
them. He will protect them better than you would. This was true in
Father's case. God took care of them better than I would have. Don't
worry about that.
How can you believe it? I am the standard. I am the model. I did it
all my life. Prosperity has come to me. After you find that real God,
my God, the love God, you will experience that kind of situation. No
one can control you. There is dignity there, there is respect there,
automatically. It is the natural consequence. You have God's authority
there and a hopeful, peaceful settlement.
You have to build that. You have to make that kind of field. Then
God will appear. Forever with all of humankind, it will be our nation.
That is my country, that is Father's country, forever. How about that?
Do you want that? Is it good or bad? How good? So good it is filled up
There is that much happiness. That kind of situation is our destiny,
our hometown. Eternally. You have to send one representative to make
this tradition in your family. Can you do it? [Yes, Father.]
Those who say, "Father, I will be ready to do that," raise
your hands. Before we leave this morning, write your name and your
husband's name and circle the one who can go out in the mission. Father
will put the other spouse in charge of the family and the living
circumstances. After that, wherever Father will assign the person to,
we will have no objection. We will just follow where we are sent.
Father will draw by lottery from thousands of names of towns all
over the world and assign a team there. Then Father will, of course, go
visit these places and especially the successful places where you have
gathered a lot of people. Father will have a revival meeting there.
Father is very famous all over the world. Many people want to meet him.
He has been making a lot of noise all over the world! If people know
that by going there they can meet Reverend Moon, people will be
interested. I will help make your foundation. Father's foundation is
all finished. In this time, I want to make your foundation. You must
make 400 disciples and stand in the center of that and call out,
"Please, Parents, visit us." How much will I respect you
then. How about that?
That kind of result feels very good, but it is not easy. It is very
hopeful, but it requires action which is difficult to take.
Now that Father has brought us to this point and we all go to other
countries and serve there forty days, by the time we come back, America
will see the first generation of hopeful people. Will that take forty
days or four years? Four years or forty years? Father went through the
wilderness for forty years, so why can't we?
All 150 nations are connected to the Unification movement. Our
members can easily now connect more people. You have an easy way,
compared to me. If you can add more members, I will have hope for
American Blessed families. How about that? You have to do it someday.
You have to make that kind of result.
We will do it the democratic way. You are free to choose to go or
not to go. Father is not forcing anyone to go. Will you do it?
Americans like free choice. So, no matter how difficult our course may
be, I will march on for the sake of God's country and for the sake of
my country and I march on happily. Amen. [Amen.]
Persecution has disappeared thanks to the fact that all the walls
are crumbling because of Father's work to make the unified world
country. A car, food, money to help all over the world is no problem.
All of the country will be behind you. Father made that kind of
territory, I want you to have your territory. That is a loving Father's
concept. It is good? That is great! Parents who love their children
incessantly until they die are great parents, aren't they? Have the
spirit to inherit from me. "I will absolutely follow." That
kind of guy will be invited in front of God's throne in the spirit
world. How happy they will be at that time.
That is Father's perspective, the dream of Father's lifetime. It is
Father's concept but it should be your concept too. Completely inherit
Father's eternal, vertical and horizontal concept. Then how happy we
will be. Will you do it? [Yes.] Will you do it following? [Yes.]
Following is not so good. Don't just follow. Do it yourself. Will you
do it or just follow? [Do it.]
I believe you. Raise your hands one more time. God bless you.
Father's land is my land. When we say it is my land-who do we mean? It
is not God who says it. It is we who say it. When we claim that, God
will say "Yes, yes, yes." Standing on my foundation, that is
my country. Let us reach for that purpose.
God bless you this September 2nd, the first Sunday morning of the
month. Not such a long speech!
Let us pray.