Filial Attendance: The Way of Filial Piety of Holy Sons and Daughters of God - Elio Roman
In accord will the laws of the universe all entities are engaged in a relationship as subject partners and object partners. God who is the originator of all the laws of the universe also needs an object partner to engage in a relationship. Love cannot be experienced alone. It can only be experienced through relationships between subject and object partners. The Kingdom of Heaven is a kingdom of relationships. God, the Original Subject Partner of love created human beings as His children who are the object partners of His love. In order to establish the vertical tradition of love, God the perfect subject needs perfect object partners. Filial sons and daughters who attend God their Heavenly Father and who establish the vertical tradition are God's perfect object partners.
True love flows and joy is generated in a vertical relationship between God, the subject partner, and His object partners. God is the subject partner and human beings are His object partners. Without true object partners God cannot bequeath and multiply His true love, true life, true lineage, true ideals and establish His traditions and culture.
The subject partner God has always existed. God's original and eternal purpose of creation is to develop and mature His perfect object partners. His first attempt was with Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve should have become God's perfect object partners through keeping the Commandment. They should have become God's perfected object partners, His filial sons and daughters who live a life of filial attendance to the Father. They would have developed the heart of attendance of true object partners. The heart of attendance of His object partners is a missing element in human beings. It is a missing and a most important element necessary for God to experience love and for the multiplication of God's love through the establishment of the Culture of Heart of the Kingdom of God.
God's creation remains incomplete. God's ideals of creation and the completion of the universe can never be fulfilled unless He first creates ideal object partners who have developed their hearts of filial attendance. Similarly God's providence for restoration can never be fulfilled unless there first appears an ideal object partner. An ideal object partner is one who has perfected his or her heart as an object and lives a true life in attendance to the Father. This is accomplished through absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. This is the first step that has to be accomplished in order to build God's Kingdom.
God needs to educate humankind to develop their object consciousness and their filial heart of attendance. God's first object partners, with their perfected object consciousness and heart of attendance, should have been Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve would then have established a marital relationship and multiplied God's love horizontally, and then given birth to children, thereby multiplying God's sinless lineage. Their family would then have become a vertical object partner to God. God's vertical love would have continued to be multiplied lineally and expanded horizontally when Adam and Eve's tribe attained the position of God's perfect object partners. God's love would have continued to be extended vertically and multiplied horizontally with the establishment of an ideal society, nation, world, and cosmos as perfect object partners of God. This is the realization of the Kingdom of God.
True love is absolute, eternal, unchanging and unique. God needs love. Human beings need love. Human beings need the true love of God; God needs the true love of human beings. God is the subject partner of true love; human beings are the object partners of true love. True love is experienced in a relationship between subject partners and object partners. Filial sons and daughters of God are the perfect object partners of God's love. True sons and daughters of God fulfill God's need for love by their filial attendance to God. God's Parental love fulfills needs of human beings, who are His children. True love is experienced in the relationship of Parental love and filial attendance.
An object partner is necessary for the realization of God's love, life, lineage and ideals. God created human beings as the object partners of His love. Although God is the source of true love, He cannot feel joy, nor multiply his love without an object partner. God's filial sons and daughters are those who establish God as the owner of true love. God has been the owner of a broken heart. Love cannot generate joy and happiness by itself. Love begins as a relationship between two beings. True love can only be practiced and realized in a relationship between subject and object partners. One cannot be an owner of true love by oneself. It is God's object partners which place God in the position of owner of true love. God is seeking object partners who live a life of filial attendance.
It is True Parents who have perfected the way of filial attendance as perfect object partners of God through their absolute faith, love and obedience. Through our filial attendance to True Parents with absolute faith, love and obedience and by keeping the Commandment we can become perfect object partners to God and True Parents on the individual level. That however, is not enough for our perfection. We then need to establish an ideal family that attends God as a family, and further develop our heart of attendance by learning to attend all the members of our family.
God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Of all His creatures, they are the most precious beings to God. Why does God think of human beings as the most precious beings! It is because God needs an object partner of His love. Although God has love, if He has no object partner to love, He cannot feel love. Love can only be experienced through relationships. The reason humankind can be considered the most precious beings to God is because they are in the position of an object for God to love. In other words, it is human beings whom God loves most.
Then, what is most valuable to human beings! God's love can be considered the most precious thing. So far, people have not known this. Therefore, the objective love of human beings is the most valuable thing for God, while the subjective love of God is the most precious thing for human beings. (143-309, 1986.3.21)
Why did God create all things? It was in order to have an object partner and a realm of object partners to love; they could eat and live, and then return to God's original world and live in the eternal original kingdom of love. You need to know this. (142-75, 1986.3.1)
Although God is an absolute being, He needs someone to be his object of love. His object of love is none other than human beings. When humankind comes before God as the object of love, with perfected love, God becomes the God of happiness, the God who has fulfilled the ideal of joy. (145-267, 1986.5.15)
God created you as His absolute partners of love, totally investing Himself. He created you because He needed you as His genuine object partners of love. Without having a substantial form, either in the physical world or in the spirit world, God was unable to relate to His children. That is why He had to acquire a physical form. That form is of the perfected True Parents.
God wanted object partners of love on earth that He could love. That is why He began His Creation. God created us human beings as His absolute object partners of love. (Messages of Peace 14 -- 221, 2007.6.13)
What about the relationship between God and human beings? As the Creator, God's nature is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. On a closer look, however, and we find that God stands in the subject position as He engages in reciprocating relationships with His creation within the sphere of the Principle of Creation that He established. That is because, although we think of God as the absolute being, He cannot feel joy outside of the give-and-take relationships with His object partners. (Messages of Peace 11 -- 166, 2006.12.8)
Genesis 1:27 of the Old Testament tells us, "So God created man in His own image; male and female He created them." From observing God's creation as expressed in this passage, we can conclude that God is a being who comprises the essence of one man and one woman. Having these attributes, God could not enjoy a solitary life. Therefore, He created the universe as His object partner. That is, He created all things in the universe in the position of object partners in image, and in the midst of this environment He created human beings as His object partners in substance.
In this manner, the first masculine representative created by God as His object partner in substance was Adam, and the feminine representative He created was Eve. God had an objective in mind when He created human beings as separate beings, one man and one woman.
First, God, who exists as an incorporeal being -- though He is the subject being with dual characteristics in harmony -- needed to assume a physical form through which He could relate with the entire world of substance, and not only the body of the man or the woman. Embodied within both Adam and Eve, He intended to communicate and work freely in relation to the entire universe, the world of substance. This is because the incorporeal God, without a physical body, meets certain limits in dealing with the corporeal world of substance.
Therefore, if Adam and Eve had attended God in their hearts and become one with Him, then married on the basis of having perfected themselves, had children and created a family, they would have become the external and horizontal True Parents in substance, while God would have been the internal and vertical True Parent in substance. If only this had come to pass, Adam and Eve would have resembled God one hundred percent, both in their inner nature and outer form. If Adam and Eve, as a perfect resemblance of God, had become the true parents of humankind, all people would have perceived the true reality of God manifesting through them in their daily lives.
Second, God created Adam and Eve for the fulfillment of love. He intended for Adam and Eve to reach perfection and become the embodiments of love in complete union. On that basis, He would have come and dwelt with them and become the Parent of true love for all humanity. Adam and Eve, standing in the position of the parents of substance in the image of God, would have established an ideal family, and consequently an ideal world, through having their own children and multiplying. If this had come to be, the spirit world and the earthly world would have been linked through human beings. We can conclude that God created us with the purpose of our being the connecting point between the spiritual and physical worlds.
By coming to dwell in Adam and Eve based on true love, God could remain as the True Parent, the parent in substance of humankind. Moreover, when the time came for them to end their lives on earth and pass on into the spirit world, even in that world He could take on the spirit bodies of Adam and Eve and manifest as the True Parent through their form. However, due to the Fall of Adam and Eve, God has not seen that ideal fulfilled. (Messages of Peace 2 -- 34, March 2006)
The purpose for which God created humankind was to accomplish the ideal of love. That love does not start from God, but is found to be coming from the object partner of love. If there is no object partner of love, the ideal of love cannot be completed. Therefore, an object partner is necessary for the realization of God's ideal of love. Even God absolutely God needs and object partner of love.
Thus, God Himself seeks out an object partner in love so that He can realize absolute love through that object partner. In this sense, God exists for the sake of love. This is the very reason why love is wonderful. God exists for humankind and humankind exists for God. As God loves His sons and daughters, human beings can become perfect objects of love before God only when they stand in the position to experience that love. (143-310, 1986.3.21)
When human beings are perfected, they attain divine nature and become perfect, as the Heavenly Father is perfect, realizing a value comparable to God. God is the Absolute Being, but He cannot realize His ideal of true love by Himself. It is because the ideal of love necessarily requires a partner. At this point, we should understand what the relationship between the beginning and completion of God's true love and humankind's true love is. What if God, without establishing human beings as the absolute object partners of true love, had tried to achieve the beginning and completion of His true love in some other way? The true love ideals of God and human beings would have had different motivations, and the direction and purpose of the two forms of love would have differed. (282-209, 1997.3.13)
God created the world with the purpose to realize his ideal of absolute love through the oneness of Himself and human beings. He created human beings as His highest and very best object partners of love. Accordingly, of all the forms of creation, only human beings are His object partners uniquely embodying His image. Human beings were born as visible beings in front of the invisible God. When human beings are perfected they become God's temples, meaning that they are the corporeal beings into whom God can freely and comfortably dwell at any time. God's ideal of true love is realized and fulfilled through human beings in the form of the vertical parent-child relationship. (277-198, 1996.4.18)
Why did God create human beings? It was in order to fulfill love. This love does not start with God; it is found in His love partner. Without a partner, it cannot be found. For God to attain the most precious thing, He needs a partner. God cannot experience it without a partner, which is why He created one. God seeks a partner so that He can realize absolute love through that partner. Therefore, God exists for the sake of love. Even God exists for the sake of love. This is why love is so amazing. (143-310, 1986.3.21)
No matter how great, how absolute, and how all-knowing and all-powerful God may be, He cannot be happy alone. The words "happiness" and "it is good" make no sense when you are alone. You can say that it is good, or that you are happy only when you are in a relationship with a partner. Is there anyone who says he is happy when he is alone? No matter how all-knowing and almighty God may be, He is not happy when He is alone. Let us say a good singer sings a song all by himself. Will he be happy? He needs someone to listen to his song. He will only be joyful when that give and take exists. Likewise, God also needs an object partner in order to experience joy. (65-20, 1972.11.13)
Christian theologians are today saying, "Now is the time to critique faith as a whole. Now is the time to re-examine all previous doctrines of God and views of life." Theological trends have so far upheld the view that created beings cannot stand in an equal position to the holy Creator. Then how is love to be given? Do you think God can share love by Himself? What are those things we call peace and happiness? Can God have these on His own? How would you answer this question? God needs an object partner. (77-317, 1975.4.30)
Genesis 1:27 says, "So God created man in His own image, male and female He created them." We can deduce from this that God has both male and female qualities. God needs an object because He cannot live alone. Therefore, He had no choice but to create this world. As a result, a man and a woman were created. (Blessed Family -- 307, Korean Edition)
Given that human beings were created by God, what should they do? He created the object partners of His love for the purpose of His joy. Through what would He feel joy? It would be through love. Even God, the Absolute Being, requires love. Isn't that so? Existing as the Subject, yet even with His dual characteristics, He inevitably needs an object partner of His love, which is why He created everything in the universe. (223-300, 1991.11.17)
God created heaven and earth, not just to see human beings, but for the sake of love. God cannot possess love by Himself, nor can He feel it on His own. Certainly, He contains love, but He cannot experience the kind of love that overflows with the joy of being in perfect harmony all by Himself. No matter how beautiful a flower may be, it must give off a fragrance; no matter how sweet its fragrance is, the wind must blow for that fragrance to be spread about. So, as the flower needs the wind, God, too, needs an object partner who will stimulate Him. (210-223, 1990.12.23)
First of all, we must think of God as our subject. Each person is always in the position of object to God. What is the subject/object relationship centered upon? It is centered on love. Thus the essential relationship between God and man is that of the subject and object of love. The parent/child relationship is the essential, universal relationship.
Actually, God is the closest being to you. He is the center and the essence of love and you are the fruit of that love, so there is an intimate closeness between you and God. (True Love -- 248)
When I say "life" here, I mean eternal life. I'm not referring only to the spiritual world but to a life to live for eternity. How do we cultivate such a life?
The entity known as "I" was created to be an object of God's love. "I" am a partner of God's love. God is absolute, and He is the center of life which is eternal. Therefore, God's ideal is even more eternal, and the center of that ideal is the ideal of true love. "I" am the partner of that love.
How precious the position of God's eternal partner is! How do I come to that eternal place? Do you know what makes for true love? It is when a subject and an object become one. This sort of love can make a nation become one. When that happens, you can go anywhere and it will follow you. You can even inherit all its property. (Spirit World Pt. 1 -- 13)
God created human beings because being alone brings no stimulation. Joy arises through a relationship. Alone, you cannot receive the stimulation of joy. When we stand in the position of God's partner, we can finally receive the highest love and God's internal nature is made substantial. If God is sorrowful, humankind will inevitably be sorrowful. For this reason, the relationship between God and human beings is a destined relationship that cannot be severed. No matter how hard you research, this will be your conclusion. (God's Will -- 279, 1975.5.1)
Clearly, God did not create us without value. If He had, He would be a strange God. Since God is the Absolute Being, He knows everything; if He had created us without knowing these things, He would be an incomplete God. But God is the Absolute Being and thus He created us as His absolute partners. (54-87, 1972.3.20)
In creating human beings, God completely invested Himself to fashion them into the most precious, ideal and perfect form. God created Adam and Eve wanting to exist for their sake, not His own. The time when God lived for His own sake advanced to the time when He existed for the sake of His object partner. An ideal being does not live for his own sake; an ideal being lives for the sake of others, for the sake of its object partner. This principle is the basic core of the universe. (69-81, 1973.10.20)
God, by completely investing Himself, created His object of love because He needed an object of love. You cannot love by yourself. An absolute being also cannot love without an object of love. Thus, God created human beings as such objects of love. He would not, therefore, create them carelessly. The Bible reveals that He created them through the Word, but He was not relaxed in His work. He created them by investing Himself 120 percent, hundreds of times over, through excruciating hardship and difficulty. (197-164, 1990.1.13)
As an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent being, there is nothing God wants to withhold for Himself; He lacks nothing. Although He has everything, if there is one thing He values highest and takes the most pride in, it is love. There is nothing He needs apart from love. (108-223, 1980.10.16)
What is it that makes us one with God and His will? What is it that can unite with the central core of the Will that is complete rather than the Will that is in process? Is it God's omnipotence? Omnipotence will not work. Is it His full authority? No. Then is it His omnipresence? Again, no! Then what should it be? God is alive and dwelling in the spirit world, transcendent of time and space. What is the center of His life? It is not His infinite power, omnipresence, full authority, or anything like that. God lives with love as His central focal point. This is how I see it. He has lived focused on love from the beginning and throughout His present course, and He will do so for eternity. This is because God feels joy when He has a true object of His love. (126-223, 1983.4.24)
Since God is absolute, all-knowing, and omnipotent, He has a storehouse of love which keeps replenishing itself even after He gives and gives. If we were to steal a lot of love from God's storehouse and give it out day and night, will God punish us, saying "You, scoundrel, thief of love!"? Since God is all-knowing and all-powerful, He would say instead, "Okay, do that! That's good. Take as much as you want. Keep doing it forever. Even after you've been here at my storehouse, there is still some left. That is why I am God. That is why I am the Subject!" He will say, "I am the Subject Partner, and the subject partner must have more than he can give to the object partner. As the Subject Partner I must have more than I can give to you as my object partners; otherwise, I would not be God. That is what I am like!" He will again say, "If you want to steal love from me and distribute it like my power plant of love, I will supply as much as you need." If you then say, "When I run out, I will want to get more, so may I connect myself to Your pipeline of love?" God will say, "If you want, go ahead!" (116-240, 1982.1.1)
An attribute of true love is that it impels those who experience it to invest more in their object of love than in themselves. Therefore, the concept that people, who were created as the object of God's love, might sin and suffer in hell was unthinkable to God. (Public Venue, 2004.4.30)
Human beings feel empty when they lack money, knowledge or authority, but God does not need money, knowledge or power. We must ask ourselves what God needs most. We call God "the King of Love"! God is the Creator of Love! If it is the case that God is the King of Love, He needs His object of love. This is an absolute principle. Who, then, can be the absolute object of God's love? My answer is: a true human being!
The individual serves God, the subject of love, in the position of an object of love who completely satisfies the ambition of God's conscience. (Public Venue, Sept. -- Oct, 1995)
When I say life here, I mean eternal life. I am not referring only to the spirit world, but to a life to live for eternity. Each individual was created to be an object of God's love. You are the object partner of the absolute God, and the partner in His love. God cherishes the notion of true love more than He values Himself. He is the absolute and eternal center of life. His ideal is even more eternal and the center of that ideal is true love. The partner of that love is you.
The attribute of love promotes unity between partners. Such love can unify a nation. Thus, one partner can accompany the other partner in any position and follow unconditionally. You can inherit God's entire fortune and even His entire heart. I went through a miserable course to discover this and now stand on that foundation. It is sublime and lofty and cannot be exchanged for anything: it is an amazing grace. For that reason, I stand in the same position with God. I share the eternal position of true love. The spirit world is in a different dimension from this limited earthly world. We cannot move freely within mundane confines, but as the spirit world is a higher-dimensional place, you can do anything there; you can leap across time. If you want something based on love, you can have it all anytime, anywhere.
We were originally created as eternal beings. If we become eternal beings of true love and go to the spirit world, we will be free. The first standard of life is the standard of good and evil, the second is the original starting point, and the third is eternal life. (216-107, 1991.3.9)
Though God is the Absolute Being, He cannot be happy alone. Adjectives such as "good" and "happy" cannot apply to any being that lives in isolation. They apply only where there is a dynamic relationship. Imagine a professional singer who finds herself exiled to an uninhabited island. She may sing at the top of her voice, but with no one to listen, will it bring her happiness? In the same way, even the self-existent God absolutely needs a partner to share love with in order to experience joy and be happy. (Messages of Peace 1-14, 2005.9.12)
When is a person perfected? When he has developed rippling muscles like those of Mr. Universe? When he has achieved vast knowledge and learning? But if such a person is alone, he is not admired or considered a happy person. If a woman beautiful enough to be Miss Universe is all alone, without any man to love, others do not envy her happiness. Only when an admirable man and an admirable woman come together in love is their perfection fulfilled.
We know this holds true for human beings, but what about God? Would He stand alone and say, "I am perfected; I need nothing more"? No. God as the true subject needs a true object. (True Love -- 170, 1983.6.11)
Through my course of serious spiritual discipline, I have come to understand with certainty that God exists. I even reached the stage where I met the living God directly and I have come to realize that one cannot discuss true peace on earth without finding peace with God, who is the origin of the universe. God is the first cause of the universe and the Creator of all creation. He is also our beloved Father. God created all things in order to accomplish His special will, the fulfillment of which lies in becoming the embodiment of love. God is the source of true love, but even the omnipotent God can never feel the joy of love by Himself. God needs and object partner of love and wants to receive spontaneous love back from the object partner. This object partner, God's supreme creation, is none other than humankind. For that reason, there is a purpose for our life. The purpose of life is to mature and realize that relationship of eternal true love with God. This is the fundamental principle by which peace is actualized between God and humankind. (166-131, 1987.6.01)
In the spirit world, do you know what your life will be focused on? Are there factories and cars in the spirit world or not? Are there factories for expendable items? Do you eat in the spirit world? Do you wear clothes? Although these physical things do not exist in the spirit world, if the quality of your character reaches the standard as having the value as God's object partner, you can inherit God's creative ability. You can instantly prepare a banquet for a million people in the spirit world. If you have a true heart of love that feels, "I have to feed these people," and if you have a mind of sincere love like God has, anything is possible. (203-340, 1990.6.28)
It is because I knew that God was such a lonely and isolated person, that I have come forth understanding that my mission, to the day of my death, was to fulfill even a portion of God's will and desire, to expand a foundation in at least one field and to gather together those who can live for the sake of God.
It is because I was born as God's son and because I felt myself responsible for establishing His will that I have persevered until now with love even if I was spoken ill of, and even if I was beaten -- all this without taking revenge. Therefore, I always thought about how to establish this tradition as I fought my way in order to leave this tradition behind even as I staggered in my steps, or crawled on my stomach. (82-47, 1975.12.30)
The words "love, ideals, happiness and peace" cannot stand alone. They can be spoken only in the context of a reciprocal relationship. Not even the Absolute God can realize these things by Himself alone. God needs an object as His reciprocal partner. If you ask, "What in God's creation is His reciprocal partner?" the obvious answer is, it is humankind. We have forgotten the fact that humankind is the object of God, and could fulfill God's love, ideals, happiness and peace.
What use is God's love to Himself alone? What use are His ideals? It's a natural conclusion that, without humankind as His reciprocal partner, God cannot realize His love and ideals. (Unification Pt. 1 -- 231)
Why did God create human beings? God is the source of true love. Yet the joy of love wells up in the heart only in the context of a relationship. A solitary being cannot experience it. Even God could not experience any stimulation as long as He existed all alone. Alone, He cannot love. For His love to blossom, God needs objects to love. For this reason, God created human beings to be His children, partners in His true love.
God is the Father of all humankind, and we are God's sons and daughters. In creating us, God invested everything -- the bone of His bone, the flesh of His flesh, and the marrow of His marrow. Parents raise their children hoping to reach that most exalted place where parent and child come together -- that central point where their loves converge, their lives converge, and their ideals converge. In this way, the omniscient and omnipotent God created us to grow into a position on par with Him and equal to Him in rank.
Then, what is required to complete God's ideal of creation? Beyond anything God can do, there is the human element. Because God's ideal is the oneness of God and human beings, God cannot be perfect until human beings reach perfection. (Public Venue, 2004.12.13)
God created human beings because of love. Why were human beings created? Human beings were created because of love. Human beings are distinguished from other creatures by being created as God's children and as the objects to receive God's direct love. This is humanity's privilege.
What is a human being? What is God's love? Human beings were created to be objects of love. However, because God consists of dual characteristics, being the subject with plus and minus, for something to become an object partner before that subject, it needs to consist of dual characteristics of plus and minus. Its form cannot be opposite to the subject's characteristics. The object has to have such a form as to precisely fit the essence of the love of the subject and be related to every characteristic of the subject. Are you clear about that? Since the object is a relative being, it fits only with love. God does not need such things as knowledge, power or money. He needs only love. Therefore, only love can match the object to the subject.
Human beings are the center of the universe and the creation because God made all creatures and the universe to fulfill the ideal of love. Human beings are called lord of all creation because they have the privilege of being able to receive God's love first in the central position, on behalf of the God of love. Do you follow? One cannot be the lord of creation without being an object in the realm of God's love. A human being without God's love is similar to an animal. The special value of a human being is having the privilege of love so that he or she may have dominion over the universe in the position of first object of God, on behalf of the entire created world. A human being is a lord of creation. Without love, everything will pass away. (132-245, 1984.6.20)
Who are the unfortunate ones? Those who are unable to give and receive, as they would like to, are unfortunate. Happiness does not arise by itself. Peace, love and happiness can never come about when one is alone. Because they occur through a reciprocal relationship, perfect peace, perfect love and perfect happiness must emerge through a perfect object partner. (82-290, 1976.2.21)
If someone was to ask what in the universe is God's object partner, anyone would answer that people are. God cannot perfect His love, happiness, peace and ideal by Himself. It is only possible through a reciprocal relationship, and it is only people that can stand in that reciprocal position. Until today, we have not thought of the fact that without us, God's love, ideal, peace and happiness cannot be fulfilled. We must recover our original value. Today, the one that you refer to as "I" is absolutely needed to realize God's ideal and love. (77-100, 1975.4.1)
Let's suppose that God is here. Can He fulfill love by Himself? The answer is no. Can He fulfill the ideal by Himself? Can God enjoy happiness and peace all alone? The answer is no. As you know, this thing called love is not something one realizes by oneself. Things like peace, happiness or the ideal are not realized when they stand alone, but are fulfilled only in reciprocal relationships. Therefore, there should be an object partner for the realization of God's ideal.
There should be an object partner in perfecting God's love. Likewise, God's happiness and peace cannot be realized without an object partner. What would be the use of loving, fulfilling the ideal, being happy or being peaceful all by yourself? We come to the conclusion that these are possible only by having an object partner.
Until today, we have been ignorant of the fact that, although we have thought that we are insignificant, without each of us God cannot fulfill His love. Without "Me" God cannot fulfill His ideal and we are necessary in perfecting God's happiness and His peace.
Here we must realize once again that, although we are immature, we are beings of high-dimensional value that can complete God's love, happiness and peace. (77-182, 1975.4.6)
God is the subject partner and we are His object partners. We have to understand that in front of God, we, who are His object partners, are beings with infinite value. (77-260, 1975.4.14)
If there is an absolute God, If God were alone could He say, "Wow, this is love!" If God were alone, could He say, "Were is my ideal. I am happy. I am the center of peace? He couldn't". We have to understand that an object partner is absolutely needed. Even almighty God, who created and moves the entire universe, cannot fulfill His love without an object partner. Without people, He cannot attain His ideal, happiness or peace. This is a logical conclusion.
You will leave here having found the most precious thing at this time if you realize that, "I am an amazing being who can perfect God's love. I am an amazing being who can realize God's ideal. I am an amazing being who can accomplish God's happiness and His peace." (78-103, 1975.5.6)
Love does not originate from myself. Without an object, we can never find the love and ideals that are more precious than life. We haven't realized this point until now. Only through a reciprocal partner can you receive precious love and realize your ideal. That's why God had to set up the principle of living for others. We must remember this one thing. (Unification Pt. 1 -- 235)
Everything such as love, peace or happiness is established in a reciprocal relationship only. It cannot realized by one person alone. If someone were to say, "Love! Oh, I am in love by myself" he would be considered insane. If someone were to say, "Peace! Alone, I am at peace" he would also be thought insane. Also, can one be happy alone just by saying, "Happiness! I am happy all by myself." He would be called a lunatic. It has to be connected to a reciprocal relationship and love. If one finds love, happiness and peace will be there automatically; peace will arise as a by-product. (85-55, 1976.3.2)
Is God a being of devoid of love? No. God has love within Himself. However, the problem is that He has not had an object partner He could share love with. One can never feel love or happiness by oneself. Peace is also meant to exist through the reciprocal relationship between countries that are in a relationship of subject partner and object partner to each other. (145-267, 1986.5.15)
But God as the subject of True Love did establish humankind as the object of His True Love. Accordingly, God can fulfill His ideal of True Love only through humankind. The fulfillment of God's Purpose of Creation is the ideal world where God and mankind are united through absolute love. Human beings were created as the greatest object of God's love. They alone in all Creation embody the nature of God. They are born the visible bodies of the invisible God. If a person perfects himself, he becomes the temple of God, a visible, substantial body in which God can freely and peacefully dwell.
God's overall ideal of absolute True Love is realized and perfected through humankind in a vertical parent-child relationship. God created Adam first. He was to be the son of God and at the same time the substantial body of God Himself. Later, God created Eve as the object of Adam so that Adam and Eve could perfect the ideal of horizontal love, which is conjugal love. Eve was to be the daughter of God, and also, as a bride she was to perfect substantially the ideal of the horizontal love of God. (World Peace -- 48, 1996.4.16)
You must repent. You cannot just allow yourself to be dominated by the mundane things happening in your life. You must take full and active responsibility for your lives. I am not saying that it is enough to simply know God, but you must love God. God needs and object for His love. God wants to embrace all people on earth -and even our ancestors who passed away and who are presently in the spirit world -- as His own sons and daughters. What God wants the most is to be able to embrace and to love all His children. He wants to shed tears of joy with the entire human race. He wants to experience the joy of finally meeting, as a Father, his children with whom He will live together happily for eternity. After the Fall, humankind never had the chance to love God freely. Is this not true? (282-173, 1997.3.11)
Where is the beginning point, the foundation, and the resting point of love? You might hope it is your mind and body. In fact, if your mind and body could become the resting point of God's love, then you would become the perfect unified foundation. Then, becoming God's son or daughter, you would become the object of God's love who could inherit all the creation on earth and in heaven. And you would inherit all of God's love as His son or daughter, and God would close His eyes, shedding tears of gratitude, saying, "Oh, my child!" Everything would be under your control. (Ideal Family -- 18)
God created people in order to love, because He needed someone with whom to share His love. You cannot be in love all by yourself; without a relationship with a partner, love cannot be experienced. Because God absolutely needs love, He created all things and then human beings as the lords of creation, representing all things. God gave people the value of His object partners in absolute love because God absolutely needs them. Human beings were created as His object partners so that love would be under joint ownership. Hence, people themselves are God's bodies. When Adam and Eve -- the bodies of God -- become a couple, it means that God becomes a couple. Then, in the heavenly world, God, in the form of Adam and Eve, becomes the ancestor of humankind and rules over the spiritual and physical worlds. (138-212, 1986.1.21)
Although love exists even when you are alone, it cannot function until you have a partner. Even God cannot love without a partner. Even though love is what God likes most, that love cannot be manifested when He is alone. When one is alone, one can feel neither the joy nor the impulse of love. This is why God created the universe as a partner with which He can share love and joy. After creating the universe, God created Adam and Eve as its owners. (143-81, 1986.3.16)
The ideal love of God and human beings come together? In the sexual organs. We marry to meet God. These are amazing words. God does not reside in some other separate place. When we have attained that position we will find Him dwelling there. Where does the teaching concerning the three great subjects come together and take root? It is in love. The love of God and human beings come together through the sexual organs. Marriage is for us to be engrafted to God's vertical love.
Thunder and lightning caused by negative and positive electricity on a cloudy day symbolizes the marriage of the universe. A loud noise is audible at such times, right? Are not pigeons noisy when they make love? Do you cry out when making love? I'm sure you have a hard time stifling the cry that threatens to come out of your mouths lest your mother and father may hear you. Be spontaneous. There is no need to hide such things. It is no longer a sin to shout until the windowpanes shatter all at once. Just as lightning flashes with a peal of thunder, so should you blaze. In marriage, you should attain that state of living in attendance of a holy woman or man, and God. Buddhist monks will never get to know such a world of love, no matter how much they practice asceticism. (203-255, 1990.6.26)
The invisible God bears fruit through the visible child and then enters into the heart of the child to reveal His value as the visible God. The invisible God bears fruit within the child's heart and the fruit of the child is then produced. It is possible to transfer the fruit of the father to the child. And thus, for God, both His fruit and the parent's fruit are produced. They have equal value.
Then, why are parents and children needed? Even though God possesses love, He needs a partner to share His love. We as children also need a partner to share our love. This partner relationship between parents and children is like the relationship of heaven and earth. It is a vertical relationship. (222-309, 1991.11.6)
In order for God, the absolute being, to have direct dominion over our lives and to live and share joy with us, we who were created as His object partners and children must assume the form of a perfected family based on the standard of absolute sexual ethics, as God intended. Only within the boundaries of a family upholding absolute sexual morality is it possible to create relationships based on an ideal model of sexual ethics for life as it should originally have existed. This life includes the three-generational realm of grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren. Please understand clearly that God's eternal life and a person's eternal life are possible only on this foundation.
Therefore, if Adam and Eve had achieved individual perfection -- the perfection of character -- by upholding the principles of absolute sexual purity, in accordance with God's will, and then entered into conjugal relations through His Blessing, they would have attained complete oneness with Him. God would have dwelt within their union. Their children also would have been linked to this holy order of love, enjoying a direct relationship with God as their parent. In other words, the marriage of the perfected Adam and Eve based on absolute purity in conjugal love, would have been God's own marriage. God is forever God, but at the same time Adam and Eve were to have become His incarnations. They would have become God's body. God would have settled inside their minds and hearts to become the True Parent of humankind in both the spiritual and physical worlds, on the foundation of absoluteness in conjugal love. (Messages of Peace 10 –146, 2006.11.21)
Unless we reach perfection on earth -- the object partner -- we shall not be able to establish the foundation for perfection when we pass into the spirit world. (Messages of Peace 14–216-217, 2007.6.13)
Ladies and gentlemen, God created you as His absolute partners of love, totally investing Himself. He created you because He needed you as His genuine object partners of love. Without having a substantial form, either in the physical world or in the spirit world, God was unable to relate to His children. That is why He had to acquire a physical form. That form is of the perfected True Parents.
God wanted object partners of love on earth that He could love. That is why He began His Creation. God created us human beings as His absolute object partners of love, and granted us the ability to reproduce so that we might live for eternity through our descendants. This is the essence of God's creation. (Messages of Peace 14–220-221, 2007.6.13)
When I ask God, "God, are You not this kind of person? The God I know is like this." God would take my hand and weep profusely, asking, "How did you find that out, my son?" When God hears this He will weep. Then how loud the sound of His weeping will be! God knows that this situation cannot continue for a thousand more years. Thus, He wipes away His tears, stops His weeping and says, "My son!" You must understand God's need for such a son and daughter. (176-263, 1988.5.11)