Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Part 2 A
1. THE IDEAL FAMILY
The ideal family is the place of the eternal love of parents, the
eternal love of husband and wife, and the eternal love of children
centering upon God.
Even though a person with lots of property and fortune sings songs of
happiness, these external belongings cannot be the cause of his or her
happiness. Even though they may come along with happiness, they cannot
be happiness itself. Then what decides happiness? There should be
loving parents, a couple, and children. Nobody can deny this. In
proportion to any part missing among those, there will be a
proportionate sadness and dissatisfaction in one's heart.
There must be parents, husband, wife and children in a family -- such
a family can be the site of happiness. God's purpose to look for
humankind must also be to grope for happiness, because without human
beings God Himself cannot establish a site for happiness. Unless God
has the proper relationship with human beings, He cannot accomplish
His ideal of happiness. When the world of emotion is filled by a
family, we feel happiness; likewise God feels happy in such an
Where does unhappiness start? When the nest of love disappears,
unhappiness starts. A happy family is the family serving the parents
as the wall protecting the house. The family vertically serves the
parents representing heaven, and the family is represented by a
husband and wife in love, who were strangers before, but who are
creating the moral law and are carrying on the lineage.
From where does happiness come? It comes from a family. If there's an
emotional problem, happiness cannot be established; neither can it be
established where heart and love are lacking.
A formula is not something special. If there's a subjective content
which can be applied everywhere in order to maintain one specific type
of relationship, it becomes a formula. When we can come to a
conclusion by using one specific term representing the same phenomena
everywhere, it becomes a formula. That's the Principle. The formula
means the center. The center is a vertical standard; therefore, the
vertical standard is not two, but one.
Who is the center of a family? The oldest one is the center. If a
great grandfather is alive, he is the center. In the time near his
death, if the family members neglect the great-grandfather, it will be
the same as neglecting the vertical world. Even though he is in his
dotage, the center of the family is the great-grandfather. At
mealtime, we should serve him first. Even if the father is the
president of the nation, the family members should serve the
grandfather first because the son is in the horizontal position.
Whom do you like best in your family? Your parents, right? Why do you
like them most? Because they are the nearest position with which you
can sustain a love relationship throughout your entire life.
The one you love next best is your husband or wife. The unconditional
love between a husband and wife is the favorite to bring happiness and
harmony, even though this love is not the most intimately close to
God's absolute and unchanging love.
Finally, there is the children's love for parents. If the children can
sacrifice for and love their parents in a positive manner, while
longing for an ideal environment in which the hope of the future can
bloom, their love will be a pure and sincere contribution to the
happiness of the family.
The family with parents' true love, a couple's true love, and
children's true love must be the most ideal family in the world.
The favorite in a family is not decided by you. Then who is the one of
the most value? The parents are. Take yourself as an example.
Authority, knowledge, fame and money are precious to you, but none of
them are more valuable than your parents. Next in value would be your
spouse and finally your children.
Is there in fact anything more valuable than your parents, spouse or
children? No, there is no such thing.
Then why do we like parents, spouse and children? It is because of
love. Parental love is absolutely necessary for children. Conjugal
love is absolutely necessary for husband and wife. The sibling love
between brothers and sisters, and filial piety toward parents, are
also absolutely necessary.
If a parent is sick, what will a child do? The child will do whatever
is necessary to cure the sickness, to the extent of selling all of the
family's property. Why? Because of the bond of love.
The willing effort to do whatever is necessary to save the parents is
rooted in the force of love. It is the same between husband and wife.
If one of a couple contracts a serious disease, conjugal love compels
us to cure the disease by any means necessary. It is the same between
parents and children. This is the universal truth that no one can
What is true love? It is parental love, conjugal love and children's
love. Without a tradition of sacrifice for one another, love is broken
easily. Isn't it true? Because parents sacrifice for children, the
bond of parental love never breaks. And if children grow up in true
parental love, they can never disobey their parents. When the degree
of sacrifice and sincere effort for one another is extended beyond
themselves, blessing comes to a couple; such a family is the blessed
land that God visits.
Ideal love is accomplished in a family, but God hasn't had true sons
and daughters, true brothers and sisters, and true husbands and wives,
and He couldn't become the true parent. Accomplishing all of that is
God's will. Love dwells in such a place. People will come to such a
place, abandoning everything which belongs to the world.
Even though a father has bushy hair and looks ugly to others, if he
has a full bundle of love in his mind, his children will love him.
Even though others cannot stand looking at his ugly face, the more the
children look at their father's face, the happier they will become.
By having love, God can possess authority and can be a parent.
A woman can play the role of bride by having love. Without love, a man
cannot function as a bridegroom. A woman who wants to play a role of
bride without love is not a woman; and a man who wants to play a role
of bridegroom without love is not a man. With love a man can function
as a bridegroom and a woman can function as a bride.
Can a son play a perfect son's role without love? Can a daughter play
a perfect daughter's role without love? They cannot.
How should children love each other? What should be their standard of
love? They should love each other the same as their father loves their
mother. People learn love from their parents. Children should be able
to say, "Our parents are the best parents in the world; they exist in
place of God." When children, after looking at the unchanging mind and
love of their parents, say things such as, "Let's become one as our
parents are one," an ideal family can come into being.
When children reach adolescence, they are to look for the object who
can be one in heart with them. This can be accomplished through
marriage. A man and a woman are to respect each other sincerely and
are to endeavor to establish a heartistic standard, so that finally a
family where parents and children are one with God in heart and love
can be established.
An elder brother is to sacrifice himself by representing his parents
in loving his younger brothers. This is the order and tradition of
love. An elder brother has responsibility to suffer more than the
Parents are in the same situation: they are to suffer instead of their
children. If parents do not abandon their children even at the
crossroads of tears and hardship, their children in turn will follow
their parents in tears wherever they go.
When we become one centered upon God, we are to revolve around Him in
all varieties of forms and figures. The older brother is to love the
younger brothers by following the example of parental love. When
parents and children become one in such love relationships, the love
of the family will bloom; and this becomes the love of society, nation
and world. But such a love is difficult to find nowadays.
Why do you receive parental love? Because you provide the motivation
for your father and your mother to lean on and love each other. Do you
understand? Therefore, the love of brothers and sisters rooted in this
parental motivation will never change. When we consider our neighbors
as our body and act appropriately centering upon this motivation, a
desirable social environment will be established. The family is the
formation stage, society is the growth stage and the nation is the
perfection stage. We should surely go through such a process.
We should harmonize all families in oneness; love arises in such an
environment. Then they are to become one on the national level. Here
the society is to divide into various social classes. The president
exists as a representative in a company. How many representatives do
we have now in a nation? We have one, don't we: the national
president. There should be one responsible person. In such a way, the
shape or structure is unified as the form gets bigger. The principle
of the four position foundation makes the divided entities one.
All things exist for human beings. The whole of history concludes in
all things, children and parents; in other words, it concludes in a
family. This is the fundamental fact of the universe. Without parents,
children cannot come into being. Children, born out of parents, are to
dominate all things centering upon the parents. Adam and Eve are to
dominate all things. All of these apply simultaneously.
What kind of bundle is a bundle of love? When we open the bundle of
love in our original home, an ideal husband and an ideal wife will
spring out. And it is also a bundle of blessing from which an ideal
family will spring. Anything coming out of this bundle of love is to
be restored into the first rank, so an individual, a family, a tribe,
a nation and the world are all in the first rank. When everything is
in the first rank, there's no classification of high and low. That's
why brothers and sisters and the family are also to be restored. In
order to make such a unified foundation, a bundle of love -- a
treasure jar -- is necessary.
After knowing the taste of this love, nothing matters. The complaining
husband or wife, opposing relatives and persecuting teachers do not
matter at all. A problem at school is nothing. Automatically a
fireball springs out of our mind. When we can make such a heartistic
volcano spurt out a living life, what will come of it? People don't
know that when God is burning with this love, He provokes an explosive
The family is the unchanging origin and the pivotal point. Fathers,
brothers, and any national system cannot change it; it cannot be
changed internationally; heaven and earth and even God cannot change
it. Therefore, the noun "revolution" is not needed in the context of
family because it is a place of love.
Man loving woman and woman loving man is the same regardless of
historical era. There's no difference between the conjugal love of the
grandfather and grandmother and that of the modern young man and
woman. The feeling that all people everywhere and at all times have in
adolescence is the same. But the pivotal point of the family nowadays
is changing in various ways. The loving mind is the same, but the
family structure is changing. This change is finally to cease.
If a family is established on the firm pivotal point in relation to
which any revolutionary change is impossible, the family will not be
absorbed by any kind of ideology or "ism." It will rather surpass any
ideology or "ism" and control them. If a family is established on such
a foundation, it will never change and will sustain the form of a
Without love a father and a mother cannot become one. Why do we like
"love"? It is because we are created not to survive without it. The
stronger the power of parental love over the power of individual love,
the more ideal your situation will be. It is the rope of love with
which you can bind your father and mother completely in oneness. The
rope made out of metal rusts as times passes, but the rope made out of
love is eternal. And money or food cannot bind parents and children;
only love can bind them.
When a mother loves her child, and a child loves its mother, the
father won't say, "Don't love the son whom 1 love." When his wife
loves the child more than she loves her husband, the husband is happy.
When a child loves its mother more than its father, the father won't
say, "Love me more than your do your mother." Such an educational
method doesn't exist.
Where can we have such a situation in which people love to see their
spouse loving others more than themselves? It is in the family. We can
never create such a situation except in the family.
The true family is the place where a husband loves his wife as his
mother, and where a wife sacrifices for her husband and loves him as
her older brother. And the Kingdom of Heaven is the world where a
husband loves his wife as God and a wife loves and respects her
husband as God. Such a tradition should be established on this earth.
The husband in a happy family consults his wife concerning everything
that happened outside, and tries to find the primary factor to make
progress. The family in which a couple study together for a better
life is a happy family. When parents are like that, children willingly
cooperate to create a harmonious family.
The heavenly family is not established by force, but is automatically
established by joy. Ideal love is accomplished through proper give and
take action, so don't try just to receive.
When mother and father unite into one, the family will begin to
develop; when children and parents become one, the family will
continue to develop into a higher-dimensional entity. Then what will
happen when relatives and a family become one? A national spirit of
righteousness will break forth. When the national spirit of
righteousness goes forward to a much higher dimension, they will
endure as the tribe of loyal subjects.
When there are no children standing with the parents, happiness is
impossible for the parents; likewise, without parents children cannot
be happy. There is no joy for a man without a woman as his partner,
and the same applies to a woman.
The desire of a couple is to sustain their love on a higher dimension
centering upon the subject and object relationship; and for this
purpose children should exist standing with the couple. A family is
composed of parents on the upper side, children on the lower side, and
A family should become one horizontally and vertically. Then centering
upon whom should a family be one? It is impossible to make complete
oneness with only human beings. Because human beings by themselves
cannot pursue higher-dimensional value, they need an absolute subject
of love. The parents are to become one centering upon this subject.
The very place in which parents and children become one in love
centering upon the subject is the place of happiness and hope.
We should congeal everything into one and generalize and expand into a
more valuable and stimulating dimension, but we cannot accomplish this
with human love only; it will be possible only through relationship
with an absolute entity.
We should stand on an absolute standard in order to establish a sound
family. Due to the fall, two entities cannot naturally become one.
Unless a man and a woman stand on an absolute standard, they cannot
unite together. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have become
one and established a family. But they could not have the proper
horizontal relationship, namely the "left-right relationship," because
of Eve's fall.
The world and "heaven and earth" cannot destroy a family which is
completely one with God. The new history will begin with such a
At first, we are to be perfect individuals by complete oneness of mind
and body, and then we are to establish perfect families by the
complete oneness of husband and wife.
2. IN THE FAMILY THREE TIME PERIODS ARE CONNECTED
The family is the entity which can embrace history, the present epoch
and the future. What is the culminating point for which God has been
searching throughout 6,000 years of history? It is the family -- the
family in which everything is connected and bound together in love.
Every existing entity will be under the control of this family.
Creating such a family was the original mission of Adam and Eve.
God didn't want to finish the work of creation with just an individual
man Adam and an individual woman Eve. He dreamed of a new union of the
two as a family. This was the first motivation for creating man and
woman. Therefore, unless your family life is filled with God's love on
earth, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. We are able to overcome
the world by creating such a sound family. A movement which emphasizes
the family appears in the new historical age. The Unification Church
came into being to present such a movement. You should be completely
one with God by attending Him in your family. And in the position of
subject, you are to be one with your horizontal surroundings. The
blessed families are to do this.
In order to form a family domain of love, you should be absolute.
Parents can represent history, a husband and wife can represent the
present epoch, and children can represent the future. Parents, husband
and wife, and children, in unity, representing the cosmos, should be
able to say to their descendants, "Follow our example of love." If you
can establish an original home of mind through which heavenly love can
flow, that place will be remembered by heaven and earth. When a
perfect subject is determined, a perfect object naturally comes into
Becoming one with parents is the meeting of history and present
reality. You are able to love the past by loving your parents, to love
the present by loving your object, and to love the future by loving
your children. Therefore, you can experience the love of three time
periods. The concentrated body of these three kinds of love is the
To love your parents is to connect the past history into the present
and to pave the road on which God can arrive. That's why you must love
your parents. In order to connect the historical figures with you and
in order to make oneness of the past and the present, you have to love
your parents. To love children is to connect the present with the
future. Unificationism is the thought which makes people praise such
love eternally. This is the way of the Unification Church, and nobody
can block us.
What is the minimum standard by which the past, present and future can
be connected? It is the family. The family is the abridged form one of
the world. There, the past, the present and the future are connected.
In other words, grandfather, father and son exist together in one
family. When your father is lifted up to the grandfather's position,
you are to take the father's position and have children. Grandfather,
father and yourself -- the three generations should be one. That is to
say that the past, the present and the future should be one. Such a
family will be able to maintain a site of happiness even in the middle
of the world's greatest earthquake. When the father is joyful, the
whole family is joyful. When the wife is joyful, the whole family is
joyful. When a child is joyful, the whole family is joyful. A family
is the place where the whole universe can be happy simultaneously.
An age will come in which you will have to raise the beacon of revolu-
tion, so we have to prepare the foundation which can exceed the
present age. How shall we prepare it? We have to prepare centering
upon the ideal love of the family. We take it as the absolute. The
family cannot be revolutionized by any social system in any historical
The ideal family which we claim, centering upon God, will be the
family which can represent history, the present epoch and the future.
3. THE FAMILY IS THE SCHOOL OF DISCIPLINE FOR TRUE LOVE
In a family, parents should completely inherit the vertical axis and
align themselves to it. Next, parents are to relate horizontally at an
angle 90 degrees to the axis. The axis of love exists in only one
place. That's why centering upon this axis, the family extends to the
tribe, nation and world. In order to make world unity, Father is
correcting the axis right now. Therefore, Father should conquer the
position of the "prince of thought" in order to establish and signal
the direction. He will conquer this position not by exercising force
but by digesting with love.
The family is created to be the textbook for life in the Kingdom of
Heaven. If you love every person who is your grandfather's age as your
own grandfather, you will surely go to the Kingdom of Heaven; if you
love a person who is your parents' age as your own parents, there will
be no boundaries for you in the spirit world. If you can consider all
the young people in the world as your own sons and daughters, you will
be able to visit any place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Even though there
are twelve pearl gates and the direction is already set up in the
spirit world, you will be able to pass through at any place. The
family is the teaching material -- that is, a textbook through which
you can relate to the whole Kingdom of Heaven. If you apply the axis
to the nation, you will become a patriot, and if you apply it to the
world, you will become a saint. That is the value of human beings.
Where is the discipline hall of true love? That is "God and Our
Family," which is the topic of today's sermon. Jehovah is the vertical
God and Adam is the horizontal God.
The family is the workshop-through-exemplification for education in
the love of humanity. It is the representative environment for
establishing the center of heart. If you trust each other and lead a
happy marital life in your family, you will stand as the center of the
whole universe and be blessed with happiness. That is the beginning
point of the ideal dominion. Beings without love have no meaning to
Where is the center of the universe? It is the family. Where is the
base for true love to settle down? It is the family in which you live
right now. Therefore, the family of the original ideal is to grasp the
love of the universe and to experience the protection of the universe.
Also, such a family is to extend to the national level in order to
walk the way of patriotism and, finally, it is to reach the world
level. The person who loves a family is called a son or daughter of
filial piety, the person who loves a nation is called a patriot, and
the person who loves the world is called a saint.
Brothers and sisters! Why do you have affection for your family?
Because it is the base for free action centering upon parental love.
God also should act freely there. When society is composed of the
internal individuals with a nucleus of love, regardless of their poor
appearance, God becomes free.
Don't you think so? When a guest visits your house, you feel
uncomfortable, don't you? Why is it? Because there's no bond of love
with the guest. You feel awkward because the bond of love is not set
up in all four directions. Therefore, our way is to become men and
women of character.
Why do you have affection for your family? Because in the family there
is a foundation on which you can freely give and take love, which you
can enjoy. That's why people long for the hometown where parents and
brothers and sisters live together.
A true family is the place where a husband loves his wife as his
mother and a wife loves her husband as her brother. Next, the world
where a husband loves his wife as God and a wife loves and respects
her husband as God is the Kingdom of Heaven of the ideal family.
Such a tradition should be established on earth. You cannot abandon
your mother or your brothers. You cannot abandon anybody in your
family. Therefore, the word "divorce" cannot exist. A husband
represents the father and an older brother, so a wife cannot abandon
her husband any more than she can abandon her father and older
brother. You have to love the world with such love. When you see a
person who is the same age as your father, you should love him as your
father, and when you see a person the same age as your mother, you
should love her as your mother.
Wherever you go, you shouldn't think people are just strangers.
Instead, you should consider them as your own family members. When you
see old people, you should consider them as your parents and should be
able to cry together with them if they are in a sad situation. You
should always have such a heart.
The family composed of parents, a couple, and children is the abridged
form of the world. The way for humankind to live is to expand love for
the family into love for the world. You should consider and love old
people as your grandparents, middle-aged people as your parents,
people who look older than you as your older brothers and sisters, and
people who look younger than you as your younger brothers and sisters.
So the true person is the one who considers everybody as his or her
family and whose heart can love the whole of humankind by transcending
the walls and barriers of nations. Then you are truly qualified to
love your father and mother.
"I'm born as a white, but I will serve and attend a black grandfather
and a black aunt," or "I will attend whoever suffers in difficult
surroundings as my parents." These are the conditions for an ideal
Life together with grandparents, parents and children is sound family
life. If one generation is missing from a family, the family is
crippled. When one ideal family is established, that family should
serve as the bricks to build the Kingdom of Heaven.
We have the mission to establish ideal families on earth. When people
who experience their grandparents' deep love in their family come out
to the society -- for example, the streets of New York -- they will
feel very intimate toward the old people, and the old people will
treat them as their grandchildren. Using any method, they will
communicate with each other, feeling close to each other. Young people
who have served their grandparents will try to help old people right
away whenever they are in need of aid.
When children who have received love from their parents go outside and
meet people their parents' age, they will feel very close and will try
to talk with them and help them. When people who have a beautiful
relationship with their brothers and sisters in their family go
outside into the society, they will easily get along with people and
have close relationships with their neighbors, and they feel natural
even in relationship with the opposite sex. They come to feel the
opposite sex as their brothers and sisters without any sexual desires
or unsound ideas. The Kingdom of Heaven is the family where you are
able to experience such love relationships centering upon God.
Raise your hand if you like old grandfathers and grandmothers. What
about those who don't like them? If you are given 500-year-old
grandparents, what will you do? Will you still like them? To like
older people is to like God, because God is the oldest being in the
world. If you love God, you should love everybody regardless of age.
That is to say, you are to love God's family, which is composed of
people of many ages. People with all nationalities -- Japanese,
Korean, American, etc. -- belong to God's family. The person with
racial prejudice is not the one who loves God's family. The ideal
world can be established when there's no prejudice. Isn't that true?
What is the ideal world? Being colorful is more ideal than being one
color, so in that sense, which is more ideal, five races in unity
living together or five races living separately? To live together is
more ideal. Therefore, we have to repair the world, which is not built
in an ideal way. Do you think God likes Reverend Moon repairing this
crippled world? God wants to support such a person. From this year on,
you should focus on how to magnify the heartistic bond of the heavenly
family which inherits heavenly tradition and loves humankind.
We should become parents, husbands and wives, and brothers and sisters
centering on the family God desires.
In the United States, where do people go when they reach the age of
sixty? They don't go to their children's houses Or neighbors, but to
the asylum for the aged. It is ideal for old people to visit their
grandsons and granddaughters. Which does a grandmother prefer: going
to the grandson's house or going to a home for the aged?
Blessed families in the Unification Church should be able to attend
and serve the grandparents and parents of every race. Do you want to
marry into the house where grandparents-in-law and parents-in-law live
together? Do you want a household with many younger brothers and
sisters? Or do you want a house where only your couple can live? It is
the universal law that you get married and live together with your
grandparents-in-law and parents-in-law.
Grandparents live by themselves in America. Old people live by them-
selves. When they are asked, "Are you happy?" they answer, "I want to
go to my son's house." That means they cannot go to their son's house.
And when we ask if they miss their grandchildren, nobody says, "No."
They are unhappy people.
What has the absolute authority to judge the world? It is the true
family, not an individual. Satan strikes the family. Disunity of a
family leads to the rupture of the father-son relationship, the
husband-wife relationship, and the whole family. The wound of the
people who experienced the break-up of their family will never be
cured. It is no use to try to console such people.
In order to be God's son, you should resemble God's heart. God's heart
is planted in the world. Therefore, you should love the world. If you
cannot love the world due to the great distance between yourself and
the world, you are to love your nation, tribe, family and parents,
because parents represent God, a couple represents Adam and Eve, and
the children represent the whole of humankind.
We should put value not in the ideal world, but rather in the ideal
person. That's why you should love people in order to love the world.
The method of love is the same as that of man loving woman or woman
What is the center and where do you start if you want to love the
nation and the world? You start by loving one individual. How do we do
that? The love between man and man, or between woman and woman, is
centered upon some particular purpose; it is not emotional love. But
the love between man and woman is centered upon the entities
themselves, not upon a specific external purpose. Therefore, it is the
In this perspective, we should sincerely love our spouse in order to
love the world. That is to say man should truly love woman and
likewise woman should truly love man. With such a loving mind toward
your husband or wife, you are to love all men and women of the world.
Further, you should realize that you are the being of value who is
able to receive love from your subject or object.
When man loves the world, he should love the world as the
representative of his wife and should value the world for being as
precious as his wife. The formation of a family is to be the standard
for the formation of a nation. No matter how great a world you may
establish, it will be in vain if the formation of the family is
That's why the Unification Church is shouting out for "Cosmos-ism,"
that is, "Heavenly Family-ism." This "Family-ism" is the fruition of
A family is the ethical foundation of the society and is the
exemplary, fundamental and primary organization. In such a family,
love becomes the standard (criterion) of value.
4. THE FAMILY IS THE ULTIMATE STANDARD
God created man in His image and man is trying to develop the world
into his image. Why do people want to be successful in life? It is
because the world resembles a person. It is an iron rule of Principle
that man in the subject position deals with the world in the object
position. That is why everybody wants to be successful in society, and
has motivation which concludes with the nation and the world.
Everything is divided from one mass and it is to be combined again
into one huge mass. This is the law of development. One is divided
into parts and the parts are to be united and then the union is to be
split again into parts and they are to form a bigger mass. Everything
is to enter a world bigger than itself.
Centering upon the family, we should accomplish "Cosmos-ism." The
cosmos is the totality of heaven and earth. Heaven and earth are like
mind and body in a man. Mind and body should become one. One object is
needed for one subject; likewise, one woman is needed for one man. The
union of a man and woman is a family.
There is earth when there is heaven; when there are heaven and earth,
there should be something symbolizing them, namely man and woman. The
heartistic standard for those to be spherically one is the family. The
family is the absolute standard for the world of purpose and it can
pass through any process. There, the foundation for the new history,
new world and new cosmos is to be established.
"Cosmos-ism" is an ideology to make mind-body unity, to establish the
family as the essence of love, and to connect this idea to the spirit
world and physical world. The Chinese character for ju in chun-ju
(Korean cosmos) means house. That's why Father is using the term Chun-
ju jui which means "Cosmos-ism" in Korean. Cosmos is the combination
of the invisible world and the visible world. How does this relate to
us? We need a family. If you cannot become one on the family level,
"Cosmos-ism" will have nothing to do with you. The family is the
ultimate standard to complete the ideal of which Cosmos-ism teaches.
If you cannot be happy in a family, you will be unhappy in the spirit
world as well as in the physical world.
The family is the horizontal foundation of the abridged form of the
world. The nation and the world start from a family. What is the
family? The family is the horizontally abridged form of the world and
it is the relative center in front of the absolute center. Then what
am "I"? "I" am the stepping stone for the absolute center.
The world has always resembled a family, no matter what kind of world
it has been. The ideal world is to be established centering upon the
four position foundation of a family.
Then what is the purpose of creation? It is to accomplish the God-
centered four position foundation. Above all, human beings are to
establish the four position foundation; that's why everybody has a
Man is to resemble God; the society centering upon man resembles man
centering upon God. By establishing the Unification Church in the
world, Father has been creating such an environment. The people of the
world know this principle, but they don't actualize it. Actualizing
such a principle surely will change the world into the ideal. When the
whole world completely resembles one human being, it becomes the ideal
world. There, we transcend nationality.
What are the most important moments in human life? The time of birth,
the time of marriage and the time of death are the most important
moments of one's life. How are we supposed to be born? We are supposed
to be born centering upon heartistic affinity. Next we get married, in
order to establish the four position foundation. When we establish
this as a universal pattern on earth, God's will and human desire will
be accomplished. A family is to be established in order to equip the
world with the content and form that the universal law directs.
A family is a small nation, world and cosmos in the soil of society.
Therefore, if we leave home we cannot do anything. The Unification
Church is great because it believes in and teaches of such a family.
Where does the Kingdom of Heaven begin? It begins from the family.
Then which doctrine do we support? We support "Family-ism." The
"Cosmos-ism" that we advocate means "Heavenly House-ism." Now the
meaning of the cosmos becomes clear.
The sixty-six books of the Bible are just talking about the desire for
the ideal family. What do all men desire? They desire to receive ideal
wives. Men who don't agree with this are not men. And the common wish
of all women is to meet ideal husbands.
A woman with a bachelor's degree or doctorate also needs an ideal
husband. The root of happiness for a woman is to meet an ideal husband
to love, and then to give birth to children. Unificationism is
implanted in the family, so nobody can root it out.
The family is the ideal of the Unification Church. It starts with a
family and it also concludes with a family. Because happiness lies in
the family, Unificationism has systemized it and is displaying its
limitless cosmic value. That's why Unificationism is acknowledged.
When everybody bows down and loves this ideology, the world will
become one automatically.
In order to show the moral law of the universe and to leave the core
content for establishing tradition through your families, you should
begin with a grand inauguration.
You should love each other and should be prepared to be a fortunate
couple in the position of each other's brother and sister, so that God
can restore the principle of love of the three generations -- love as
brothers, as a couple, and as children. When the three generations
become completely one in your family, you will be able to give and
take God's love. "Cosmos-ism," about which the Unification Church is
talking, is an effort to realize God's ideal of creation centering
To establish one family where God's love can blossom centering upon
three generations of human love is the long-cherished wish of the
world, humankind and the future. This is the precious and beautiful
conjugal love which appears as a new flower spreading its fragrance
across history in line with the universal law.
This world is composed of a man and a woman. The thing that can bind
the two is love. A husband and wife didn't come into being naturally.
They are connected by tradition to their parents. The family can make
human beings inherit the traditional standard for the unity of man and
woman. Everything is to be caught up by father and mother in a family.
This world is to gather together in the relative domain of man and
woman. A family is the place where the whole of humankind rallies.
Therefore, to become one with our parents is to be in relationship
with the original subject. The person who wants to completely love and
obey his or her parents is connected to God.
Then what are parents? They are the beings existing the closest to
you; they are the resultant beings of the Absolute, who is related to
the dominion of love and the absolute ideal, and they are the beings
who can make a definite relationship with you. Then what am "I"? "I"
am the substantial resultant being who can rally all humankind in
front of "my" parents.
The family is the starting point to realize God's ideal and to
actualize human happiness. It is the place in which you are done with
human work and in which God sees the completion of creation.
The dominant cause of happiness or resentment is expanded to the
nation and the world centering upon your house.
God's desire starts from the family and ends with the family, but we
haven't established a family that is pleasing to God. The more we try
to be closer to the purpose, the more our present family situation
rather leads us to unhappiness and destruction.