Rev. Sun Myung Moon
God's Will and the Ocean
The Heart and Spirit
July 3, 1986 -- Morning Garden
IS THERE ANYONE here who is seeing me for the first time tonight?
Are you new members? If you are a new member here, I am sure you have
not experienced tuna fishing before. What did you do before you joined
the church? Are you at least eighteen years old? Even though you are
all in your early twenties, you are too young. Those who are here for
tuna fishing for the first time, please raise your hands. Don't worry
about your result this season. I understand that most of you are
inexperienced. You have learned much during these ten days of education
and training. However, when you look at the difference between these
few days of classes and actual fishing itself, this training is
nothing. It is like a speck of dust compared to the reality. The most
difficult kind of fishing, amongst all the various kinds which you can
learn, is tuna fishing.
Giant tuna are such difficult fish to catch. They can be found all
over the world, in five different seas. Because they travel such great
distances, they need speed. When you finally see an actual tuna, you
will see that the side and back fins fold in so that the tuna moves
just like a torpedo. Their top speed is around 100 knots and they
average about thirty knots. Think about the life of the giant tuna.
They have lived in the ocean for ten to fifteen, some of them more than
twenty years. They have gone through so many risks, dangers and
difficulties and are still alive. In that sense, some of their brains
may work better than ours. For example, when the tuna seiner comes, the
tuna don't just pass by the boat casually. They turn sideways and look
very carefully. We are here to catch that very smart kind of fish.
Some of the largest tuna weigh over 1,000 pounds. They are larger
than a big bull, but they don't have bones like the bull. In this
sense, God has prepared the tuna as a gift for mankind and we are here
to receive that gift. However, in general, American people have been
ignorant of how good tuna taste, but the Japanese people have known
about it for a long time. The tuna is extremely tasty. A professor in
Japan who has been developing and managing a tuna farm expressed
concern that if Americans acquired a taste for tuna there would be none
left for the Japanese. Fortunately, Americans don't know so much about
tuna yet. However, when they find out the Japanese people are in
Let's compare something. If we say that whales are the kings and
queens of the ocean, then tunas are the most handsome princes and
beautiful princesses. We are here to catch this handsome and beautiful
prince and princess of a fish. How beautiful and handsome are they? Let
us suppose you have been on the ocean for days and days and then you
catch one. You look at it and then immediately you go and kiss that
tuna. Many people have been inspired like that.
You can think like this, "I'm here to catch this tuna, but my skinny
and rough Japanese hands are too ugly to even touch such a beautiful
and handsome fish." You can certainly think like that. You must have
lots of curiosity about catching tuna. I myself started fishing
fourteen years ago. When I brought the New Hope here for the
first time, the entire country knew about it. When I first came here, I
didn't know anything about tuna fishing. I didn't know what kind of
hook to use or how to make the lines or anything at all about it.
However, I had more confidence than anyone else that within three years
I would be the master of tuna fishing.
Father's Foundation in Tuna Fishing
When I first came here there were lots of tuna, maybe more than
there are now. On the average day, it was not unusual for a boat to go
out and catch at least one fish a day, and many times they would catch
two fish. Thinking about those early days, I want to share a deep
experience with you. In the beginning, I went out time after time and
hooked up a fish, but then I would lose it. All the fishermen who had
caught their fish would come back and say, "Another day where Reverend
Moon hooked up a fish, but lost it."
I was not able to catch the fish and bring it up to the boat. This
happened almost every day. And so, this became their daily gossip,
whether I could actually bring home a fish or not. You will see that
there are many large and luxurious boats which go out tuna fishing.
Some of them bring their children and wives. I experienced them telling
their families day after day, "Oh, Reverend Moon lost another fish
How many times in a row did I hook up but fail to catch? Not once,
not twice, not even three times. Not until the sixteenth fish did I
finally succeed. That was the first time in twenty-one days that I was
finally able to bring one up to the boat. Mr. Ohnuki is a living
witness to this history and he should stand up tonight so that you can
see who he is. Think about those twenty days that we went out and the
fifteen fish which we couldn't bring up to the boat. When we got that
sixteenth fish, Mr. Ohnuki was in tears at that moment. Think about the
conviction that we had to have to get that first fish.
In my mind was the thought, "I must train the youth of America to be
able to catch at least one fish a day." Think about having that thought
during those twenty days. My focus was on the way to hook the fish and
not lose it. I was constantly studying this point. Another way of
looking at it is to consider the money that is spent tuna fishing.
Think about spending so much money day after day and not being able to
catch even one tuna. I became a desperate person.
You must understand why I started fishing for tuna in the first
place. You must know why I designed this type of training. There are
four major fishing areas in the world. One is in Norway and the other
three are around the American shoreline. There are other fishing areas
of course, but the major ones are right here. In other words, no matter
what kind of fish you are looking for, you can find it in the waters
around America and you can find it usually in great quantity.
The tragedy is that in general Americans don't appreciate fish and
don't eat them. The fish go through a cycle, they are born and then
die. In a way, it is a real waste to just die. Those fish are there to
be eaten, either by a larger fish or by man. Fish are a high source of
protein and nutrition. If we don't eat them, if we just let them die
and go to the bottom, it is a real waste.
Furthermore, about six or seven years ago, America declared their
fishing borders and foreign boats cannot cross over them. This
declaration has become a political issue. Nations which really depend
on fishing as part of their economy such as Japan, Italy or Germany
have been protesting this boundary. At the same time, the American
people do not care much for fish, so there is no one to initiate
anything new in the fishing industry. Out of concern for the future, I
began many of our educational projects and business ventures centered
on the ocean. On the land, if you farm, it takes about twenty years to
establish your foundation. However, if you begin an enterprise on the
ocean, you can begin to see results after just five or six years.
Better than gold, the ocean is waiting to be used by man. The problem
is that people do not know or care so much about it. One of the reasons
that Americans do not care for the fishing industry is the nature of
fishing itself. When the large fishing vessels go out, they stay out
fishing for three to six months. Many of the fishermen's wives stay at
home with nothing to do and often they finally just leave with someone
Therefore, young people who are growing up in ocean towns don't
think about getting involved in fishing at all. Instead they run to the
larger cities where they can get a nice job in an office. For example,
this city of Gloucester used to be very busy, before the 200 mile limit
was set. Many foreign ships were coming in and out, buying supplies,
loading and unloading, so the young people of this town could find jobs
and work here. Gloucester was very busy indeed and at that time it was
growing. However, after the declaration, many young people ran away and
Gloucester became somewhat of a ghost town.
Without the boats coming in and out, without the young people
staying to work here, who is the master of this town? Well, the Moonies
appeared just a few years ago. When we first came here, people thought,
"Moonies are the worst of the worst people." They looked at Reverend
Moon as some kind of scary spirit and tried to kick him and all the
Moonies out. Actually, Moonies are trying to be the best of the best
people. Now their attitude has begun to change from being so nasty to
more warm and welcoming.
Many people brought their luxury boats here. They sat on the deck
with their big bellies showing from beneath their shirts and shouted at
us, "Hey! Who are you? What are you doing here?" They said things with
a very nasty feeling behind it. At first, none of us knew anything
about tuna fishing. We had to go around buying different kinds of hooks
and things. Some of the members went with me, but they didn't know
anything either. Then, people would whisper in the stores, "Oh, that
must be Reverend Moon." In some cases, a store would close its door
when I came and they would say, "You cannot come in." Then, I said
right back, "Open the door."
In the beginning, I would ask for some kind of fishing gear which I
knew the store owner had, but they didn't want to show it to me. They
would show me some equipment which was not as good as what I had asked
for. I had to keep going on with endurance and patience, facing all
these things. I didn't do it because I wanted to make my own profit; I
kept going because I wanted to make these ocean cities alive again.
The Vision Behind Tuna Fishing
My goal is to develop once again the ocean cities in America so that
fish and fish products can be exported to feed people all over the
world. Some of you may be wondering why you have been called to
Gloucester, such a small and insignificant town. You must inherit my
spirit which overcomes persecution and difficult situations, because I
have a vision of how to save the world and even provide food for the
The boats you are riding on were designed by me and built by the
members. After nine years of experience, I developed the Good Go
boat. When I first started building these boats, no one had any
expertise. Mr. Kamiyama was at a total loss when he first heard my plan
for the boats. He looked completely shocked and said, "What, we are
going to build fishing boats?" He truly hoped that I wouldn't tell him
to build those boats, but I said, "Build 150 boats in the first year."
Think about it. With so much money invested in such an expensive
boat, each one was given to completely inexperienced members who didn't
know anything about its value. With these boats, they were trained how
to fish for tuna. With each boat that we produced, there was a
tremendous amount of tears and sweat and prayer involved. You may not
be able to see that, but that kind of spirit is built into each boat.
If you truly understand this, you must shed tears when you ride on that
boat. When I took my first ride on a Good Go, did I cry or did
I just laugh without much serious thought? What do you think?
Therefore, you must pray to have the proper attitude and inherit the
spiritual and international connection to these boats. Each country
around the world sent their members to help build these boats, and they
put their tears and sweat into these boats. No one understood
anything. We started virtually from scratch. No one knew what kind of
material to buy or how to begin the first step. I know the value of
each boat will be worth more than 100 thousand or a million dollars in
the future. Why? Because people will say, "This is a boat built by
Reverend Moon." For this reason, I instructed the members to buy the
best quality of materials that they could find; they had to build the
boat with the highest standards, not just so-so.
I know that in the future sometime, in each of the fifty states,
even if they have to sell their capitol building in order to buy one of
these boats, they will do that. But now, some Unification members feel
like they don't even want to look at those boats, that they want to run
away from their boat. I see that kind of thing. My goal and desire and
hope is built into this boat, but the young American members don't
understand this and sometimes, they try to run away from this boat.
If you read the speech from when I began Ocean Church, you will see
how serious and how important that message was. However, even after I
gave that kind of explanation, many of them since that time went away
from this Ocean Church activity. It's a shame, but I cannot give up.
Even though I wanted to give this to American young people, they didn't
catch their opportunity, so I had to bring young Japanese members to do
the job. In order for you to find the most valuable and precious
treasure, you have to go the most difficult path. That's true.
American members who are here this summer, did you come voluntarily
or did you come because you were sent? Do you really want to be here? I
don't believe you, yet. You will have to show me. I have watched so
many American members leave and run away from this Ocean Church
activity, even though there might have been good reason for some to go.
I stood by and just watched their coming and going. In the meantime, I
never changed my goal and my spirit for this Ocean Church endeavor.
Why? Simply because I know the value of it.
If you American young men go out fishing, who will point a finger at
you? No one. However, everyone pointed at me because I was a Korean
man. You must understand that with everything you go through, every
difficult situation and every persecution, I have already gone through
this course before you. Do you understand? I never retreat, but always
move forward. People might have said this year, "Well, Reverend Moon
was in Danbury prison last year and now he is out. His movement must
have declined a little since he was there. Well, they had twenty or so
boats last year, so maybe this year we will see only ten or so boats."
Instead I went right ahead and ordered seventy boats to go out this
year! Do you have the same spirit?
I think you are just like any other young American out there. You
are the same type. You are shouting "No!", but I think you are the same
type. What do you think? Is this true or not? I cannot trust you. You
have to show me! When you bring result, then I can see you are
different. From now, we are going the difficult way. Can you do it?
Raise your hands. Can you do it? Those Japanese members who didn't
understand my talk missed the chance to raise your hands. Please do not
forget that the boats you are riding in are the best of the best
fishing boats in the world and they are made by Reverend Moon. We built
this boat, Moonie spirit built this boat. Not because we wanted to
make money, but because we wanted to make the spirit of America alive
Until this city of Gloucester itself disappears, we will come here
every year. We will take care of this town; we will take care of this
ocean. We have about 200 people here tonight. Everyone has a similar
situation don't they? You have two hands and two eyes and all your
limbs intact. I may indeed have the same features as you, but when it
comes to the ability to lead people, to having a fighting spirit, to
being able to go on, I have more ability than all 200 of you together.
The difference is in my determination and dedication, in my spirit.
The Kind of Men and Women We Must Become
Even when I went to Danbury, I was not defeated by this country, but
fought against the injustice. When I came out, I was acknowledged for
my fight. We need guts. We must stand tall and say, "No matter how
fierce the wind blows, no matter how much the storm comes, I will stand
here and never stop." Several years ago, there was a storm warning in
Gloucester and the radio announcer told everyone to stay at home. Then,
at 1:00 a.m., I said, "Let's go. The wind was blowing so hard that
everyone knew the danger involved. In spite of that, I said, "March."
And out into that storm we went.
I like that kind of man. Any kind of woman likes that kind of man.
How about you? Do you like that kind of man? Or, do you just like a
disco dancing man? What kind of man are you? Are you a Reverend Moon
style of man? I am a very tough man. At the same time, I must follow
the spiritual direction. Do you know what I mean? This is the kind of
spirit we must have, saying, "Until I have finally closed my eyes, no
one will open my fist. I will grab this way as strongly as I can and
never let go."
In general, the American people do not have a strong tradition, only
200 years of history. A small country like Korea has almost 5,000 years
of history. This means you only have 1/25 of the time on earth as
Korea. In comparison, you have very little tradition. Americans tend to
follow the wind. If it blows east, you go east. If it blows west, you
go west. For example, because you lack tradition here, men are saying,
"Well, I don't need women. I will just live with other men." The women
are saying, "We don't need men either, we will just love each other."
If this kind of phenomena continues for another century, the American
people will simply disappear.
Think about it. Maybe the black people and the native Indian people
are saying, "Well, you white people just keep on going like that. In
another hundred years, we can have our country back; we can take care
of this nation without you." It's really a shameful thing. Young people
in this nation do not have the concept of shame. They think that free
sex is just natural, but Moonies must be different from this kind of
people, not just in quantity, but in quality. Your quality must be such
that even if someone wanted to trade the entire population of America,
240 million people, for your spiritual life, you would not be swayed by
If there are two types of people living together, the stronger of
the two will survive. Whoever puts more effort into something will
become the subject and whoever works less will become the object. For
example, Japanese people work almost twenty-four hours a day and they
work seven days a week. On the other hand, American people work only a
few hours a day and just part of the week. Who will be the owner in the
future? Who comes out ahead? The hard worker or the easy going worker?
Yes, the hard worker.
That's why, when I came to America, I looked around and found who
was working hard. I said, "If you are working ten hours a day, I will
work twenty hours. If you take twenty years to lay the foundation, I
will take only ten years." That was my determination and it remains my
determination. Those who don't want to inherit that spirit from me can
raise your hands. It's easy to hear and understand these words, but if
you try to practice this and apply it in your daily life, you will turn
your head from it and say, "I can't go on."
Here you are getting up at four o'clock in the morning and there is
no light. I can hear you saying, "Oh, this Moonie tradition, I don't
like it at all. There's too much to do all the time. This is a problem
for me." No! This is a problem for ME! For me, that kind of person
presents a problem. Our situation is that we are in a difficult world.
As we progress, it gets more difficult. You think about our ideology.
We can unify the world. That is our concept; that is our possibility.
How will we do it? How difficult has it been for you? From now on it
becomes even more difficult. This is our conclusion.
Early in the morning you think, "Oh, this is crazy to live like
this. This is Oriental tradition, this is a Korean system. I don't like
this!" I know this point. Do you think I am just a Korean guy? For
forty years, since the end of World War II, I always took the different
way. Even in Korea they said, "This is a crazy guy, something is wrong
with his brain." I did everything the difficult way. Not even in Korea
did they want to do it this way. This is not the Korean way, not the
oriental way! Why were they against Reverend Moon in Korea? Why were
they against me in Japan? Why were they against me in this country?
Because this way of life is God's way. God knows what I have done. I
have done everything the way that God instructed. God doesn't go the
way of the handsome guy, the easy way. No! God's way is the most
difficult way. I have always compared two ways and gone the more
difficult one, no matter what.
Why? Because I am so concerned how to make the shortest course
possible. I want to go the distance in the quickest way. No one wants
to go that kind of way. However, God insisted I go that way, so I have
always gone that way. Now, the spiritual world and the Unification
world has to go that way. This way is different from America's way of
doing things. That is why the young Moonie doesn't like the Unification
way of doing things. Your concepts make it difficult for you, not the
way itself. Do you understand this point?
Who can represent the Unification way? You? Or you? I have always
thought about the future, about the entire world. You never thought
about that so much. Why do you cling to doing things the American way?
You say, "Oh, America is the number one country, the leading nation of
the world, the champion of the free world. We are the first in
everything." And you wonder, "Why should we follow this Oriental system
from Reverend Moon?" Either go this way or don't. The Bible says, "Be
cold or hot." God doesn't like someone in between. Even Satan doesn't
like that kind of person. How about you? You are hot to go this way?
Hot water or hot Moonie? What are you? Those who consider yourselves
different from the people I just described, raise your hands. What do
you think of my response? Am I giving you a good smile or a suspicious
smile? Make a new determination in yourself. With your stomach, with
your guts make a new determination. This is why I came to speak to you
today. It is my sole reason. Let me ask you one more time. Do you want
to follow this way?
Father's Heart for Fishing
Okay then, let's return to my story. Sometimes, when you are
speaking, you have to clean out the room before you set the table.
Isn't that true? That's the meaning of leadership. Now I am sure that
you have the kind of spirit that says, "No matter how much the storm
comes, I will go out." Do you have that spirit? Good. That's the
difference. Now you feel confident and I feel happy to talk to you as
You've been given responsibility for these new and clean boats.
After seventy days of tuna fishing you must be able to return these
boats just as clean. This is how you not only love your boats, but you
also love the country. Once you are out in the ocean, which is more
important, your body or your boat? No, no, no! Your body is more
important! Okay, you insist that the boat is more important. This time,
I will agree with you because it is true when you go out on the water.
On the water, your boat is how you survive.
Therefore, you must love your boat more than you love your body. No
matter how famous you might be, no matter how many people are on the
boat, the boat is of more value than they are when you are on the
water. Without the boat, you cannot exist. Think about the people who
clean their hands when they have grease on them, but don't bother to
clean the boat when it has some dirt on the side. That is not the
spirit that I have been talking about today.
If we have such an attitude out on the ocean, the boat will hate you
and even the ocean will hate you. However, if you love the boat with
all your heart, even the ocean will embrace you. Only when the boat
returns love to you and the ocean embraces you can you stand and be
truly happy. How wonderful it is if you can ask your boat, "Are you
proud to be with me?" and your boat replies, "Yes, that's true." if you
feel that from your boat, if you feel that from the ocean, how
wonderful it is.
Furthermore, you have to love and take care of the equipment on the
boat. The engine and the boat are protecting your life. Your lines and
hooks, you must love more than your own clothes. When you love someone
or something, you never hurt them. And it comes back in the same way.
If you love your boat and all the things on that boat, they will not
hurt you. They will even protect you.
This is the kind of attitude you must have. If you have such an
attitude, there will be no accidents. On the boat, the most important
thing is the engine. Without the engine you cannot move, so it is like
the heart of the boat. No matter how good your boat may be, if there is
a storm and your engine is not operating properly, you will not be able
to move. Also, you must learn how to steer the boat correctly. You
shouldn't make sudden movements which are dangerous. Don't play on the
boats. In the first nine years of fishing, I never went down to the
bottom deck and slept. After that period of time, I had a terrible
headache one day and had to take a rest. The owner or master of the
boat must keep a high spirit and take care of the boat. That is the
spirit we must have.
I have seen so many members who just go to sleep all day. They lean
over the side of the boat and show their backside to me. It's quite a
view. Well, do you know how old I am now? I am almost sixty-seven years
old. At my age some men depend on their canes. However, here I am at
this age standing straight and I am the one who has to push you, you
young American people. I look at you now and see your spirit. Tonight,
you have the spirit of a general who wants to take over the entire
world. I really wonder how long you will keep that spirit. Forever?
I've heard that before! At least for the tuna season? Who said that?
That's a good answer. It is the first step.
Please remember the main point. Love your boat. In Gloucester, we
have people who have been tuna fishing seriously for many, many years.
They are studying my method and trying to copy it. I came up with the
system myself. One aspect of it is that you don't ever have to cut any
of the lines. You can untie and re-tie the lines. One tuna line costs
about $1,500. Whatever you do, don't lose the line by having to cut it.
I have used a line for more than five years without ever losing or
cutting it. If you lose a line, even if you catch a tuna, already one
fourth of the price is gone.
My method is very organized and economical, therefore, it's superior
to any other. The training session you have just gone through is not
adopted from somewhere else; it is from my tradition. The original
training session is from my heart. You must understand what kind of
difficulty and agony others went through until I could come up with
this method. With this method and training, you can go out and on your
first day on the ocean, you can hook a fish and bring it up. There is a
fisherman out there who has tried for three years to catch a tuna and
in those years he only caught one. That is how hard it is to catch
them, but if you use this method that you have learned, as soon as you
go out, you can catch a tuna.
New Hope has a record of thirty-five fish in one season. I
am giving you the direction for each boat. You should each catch at
least five fish this season. You might think, "Why should I have to
catch five fish? I don't like that." You are big and strong American
men and you are thinking to yourselves, "Father, you just said that
New Hope caught thirty-five fish and I just have to catch only
five." You may want to catch more, but I am saying to you that it will
take hard prayer and work to reach the goal of five fish. You may have
to overcome many obstacles and difficulties on the boat. You may feel
so discouraged that you will even want to cry on the boat. There may be
times when you don't catch a tuna for so long that you will return to
the land almost in tears thinking, "Oh, God doesn't love me." It takes
that kind of effort, heart and desire. Even when you are tired, when
you are ready to drop over, you will see the tuna going by your boat,
not biting. Then, you have to wake up and shout with full force, "Hey,
you have to come back here and take this line!" You have to have that
kind of spirit.
Even in your dreams, or your nightmares, you have to see this
happening and make the same effort. Suppose you go to the mountain and
try to catch a tiger. How dangerous and difficult that task would be.
Catching a tuna is much the same. When you catch a 1,000 pound tuna we
are talking about something worth $7,000 or maybe even $10,000. Can you
catch a bull or an ox which is worth that kind of money? There is no
We are going after that kind of treasure. The reality is such that
if you catch one tuna like that, you and your family, even three
families, could at least eat for one year without using any other
source of money. How precious one fish is. If you just go out and sit
on the boat, swaying back and forth and say, "Tuna, come to me," you
are simply a thief or robber from the other fishermen. You've got to
I have spiritual sense. Sometimes, I know that within five minutes
the tuna will come and strike. And many times, at that exact moment,
the tuna does indeed take the line. I have experienced being extremely
tired, but when the tuna strikes I am suddenly refreshed -- fresh like
a cucumber! Think about the excitement of that moment. Sometimes a
battle is going on, sometimes it lasts for more than an hour, but I am
working and sweating so hard that it seems like just one or two
minutes. One time, I was waiting with such anticipation all day long. I
couldn't think of anything at all because I knew the tuna was coming. I
waited and waited so anxiously that I didn't even think of going to the
bathroom. Then, just as I thought of doing that, the tuna struck the
line. There was so much excitement at that moment that I completely
forgot about going to the bathroom; the fight was the only thing on my
mind. Only after the fight did I realize that my pants were wet.
However, because we had caught the tuna, I didn't even mind about that.
That's the first time I've ever shared this experience. Now, can you
imagine the kind of excitement that I felt? You should also have a
significant memory such as this one for yourself. Don't just wait for
the tuna. You have to spiritually call the tuna to you. They have to
feel your anxious heart.
Therefore, the number one rule on the boat is no fighting, no
shouting. If you have to give a direction on the boat, give it firmly,
but calmly. Many people don't like to chum. Those of you with
experience know about this. The smell is bad and it looks so bad that
no one can describe it. You just try to pass the job around, don't
you? However, when you cut the chum, you have to have my heart. Just
say to the others, "It's okay, you rest. I will take care of this job."
When you start your boat, don't just push the gears and take off.
First, look around and make sure everything is in order. When you are
coming back, don't just pack up and leave. Really be thankful for the
Serious Points About Tuna Fishing
Up to this point, we have learned what kind of significance there is
in tuna fishing. We know there is a great future in the ocean and in
ocean businesses. We have learned what kind of position and attitude we
should have on the boat when we go out. We know there is a great
providence behind tuna fishing. You know now how to take care of your
boat and your equipment. Now you know how to really concentrate and
attract the tuna to your boat, how to cut the chum and offer it.
When the spiritual world looks down on you, which one will they want
to help? The one who puts all his sweat and prayer into whatever he is
doing, or the one who just takes it easy? So now, let us look at the
time when the tuna strikes and is pulling out the line. This is the
time when you must be extremely careful. For the beginners especially,
remember this: when the tuna strikes and pulls your line out, put the
buoy on it and throw the line in the ocean so the tuna can take it
away. That way, you can save your other lines from getting tangled and
you save yourself from the risk of getting caught in the line as well.
Once the tuna has taken out the line and you have pulled in your other
lines, you should call in someone from your trinity who has experience.
Then, you can go and pick up the ball and fight the fish. That's the
We will have a competition between the trinity groups. Please
remember, when you have the tuna on your line, you have to pull the
line in and put it in the basket. You must never step on that line.
Don't ever stand on it. If you get that line wrapped around you and the
tuna suddenly pulls, you will go into the ocean and you cannot get out.
At that point, there is no escape for you. Please be serious about
Whenever you are pulling the line, someone else has to stand close
by and put it neatly away. And never wrap that line around your hand.
Just hold on to it, plainly and openly with you hand. Don't twist it.
Never bend it 90 degrees. Just let it go through your hand naturally.
The quota is usually one fish a day, so once you have the fish on your
line, don't panic, don't hurry. Just hold it firmly on the line and let
the next person put the extra line neatly away.
You can fight as long as you need to, for two or three hours if you
need to. I have one idea about giving some prize money for the fish
caught which took the longest and safest amount of time. Maybe you can
get $5,000. Whoever takes the longest time and does it the safest way
can receive that money. You can share it with everyone on your boat, or
in your trinity. This doesn't mean that you hook the fish early in the
morning and play with it all day. Some people might pull the fish up to
the boat and let it hang there all day long, almost dead, going round
and round and they will just sleep. Don't do that. You must live with
your conscience. When your tuna comes close enough, you have to harpoon
it. If you don't do that, the tuna will say to you, "You swindler, you
are not trying to catch me!" And, that would be true. I would really
like to give this prize money. I'm also thinking it should go to a
sister's boat. How about that? Is that the right way? Let's see what
This is a historical year for catching tuna. Here amongst you are
some of the second generation of blessed children. They were recently
blessed in marriage and the tuna will come out of curiosity just to
look at their face. You may not understand the significance of fishing
with these blessed children, but I want you to understand this. You
should think, "I must do better than these blessed children and catch
more tuna." On the other hand, those blessed children might think,
"Heavenly Father, you've got to help us."
They have made the determination to become the expert tuna fishermen
this summer, but I don't want you to get behind them. I already told
them to have the goal of catching a minimum of five fish per person,
not per boat. I want to know what your goal is. Have you made a serious
determination as of yet? If you haven't, that is no good. Don't speak
out loud, just put it into your stomach and say, "At least I will catch
more than five, that is for sure."
Have you made up your mind? I want to conclude by saying that we
have to be really careful this year. This summer is especially
dangerous. If we follow everything that I have said tonight, there
should be no accidents. However, if we don't unite and do well, someone
might get hurt. It might not even be one of us, but someone who just
comes out to tuna fish without knowing the significance of it. Please
be very, very careful. Please pray hard and put all of your effort into
Don't worry if I am here or not. These are dangerous and difficult
times. There are people in the world who are very serious and they know
who I am and they are aiming at me. For this reason, the boat is not
the best place for me to be. I am fully aware of the tactics that
Communists and terrorists use. I have already experienced them before.
Don't be concerned about my schedule. Actually, it is not easy to meet
with me like this. You may just take it for granted, but many people
ask to see me, especially in these times. Presidential candidates and
former prime ministers, people like this are requesting to see me, but
I don't answer all their requests. Now is not the time. You should
consider yourself like a buffer zone surrounding me.
There is a providential war going on. Who is the commander of that
war? I am the one who really understands the details of what is going
on. No one in America may think so, but America needs me. In order to
unite this world and begin a new world, I must be here. No one else
knows how it has to be done. I am aware of this because I recognize
where we are in history. The time is that serious. My hope for you
tonight is that you can inherit my spirit and the purpose and goal
which I have told you about. Then, you must apply that in your daily
life. At the end of ten, twenty years you must become successful. Then,
in thirty, forty years from now, after I've gone to spirit world, you
can say, "I remember that day forty years ago in Morning Garden when
Father spoke to me and that is why I have become so successful today."
I am hoping and praying that many of you will become the person I've
just described. Those who are more than determined to become that
successful man or woman who inherits my spirit, please raise your
You have given your determination in front of me tonight, so don't
think about complaining this summer. If you have complaints, there can
be one day when you bring all your complaints to me and I will take
them. Do you want to have such a day? No? Well, then, that is even
better. Is it true? You really don't want such a day? Really true? Your
answer is strong and clear. Then, I trust you. I am counting on you.
May God bless you.