Creating a World of Peace - The Thought and Works of Sun Myung Moon by Joon Ho Seuk
Volume 1 - The Life and Teachings of Reverend Sun Myung Moon [Part 13 / 20]
12. Crown Of Peace Awards
Crown of Peace Awards
From "Our Mission in the Last Days of Providential History" Founder's Keynote Address, Crown of Peace Awards, Washington, DC, December 13, 2004.
Just as the sun rises with brilliant light in the eastern sky, heavenly fortune is now shining upon all people. The curtain of darkness that shrouded us for thousands and tens of thousands of years is drawing back at last.
The divine command to complete Heaven's will is taking root in your hearts. This is a path of destiny you cannot avoid. Therefore be courageous and stand up! We have the Age after the Coming of Heaven working with us.
You can experience with certainty the meaning of Jesus' teaching that those who lose their life will live and those who seek their life will die. Let us resolve heroically to do whatever it takes to complete the sacred task of homeland liberation and establish the Peace Kingdom, God's ideal of creation on this planet Earth.
On numerous occasions in 2004, Reverend and Mrs. Moon were honored for their lifetime of dedication and achievement for the sake of world peace. This recognition of their contribution to world peace reached a pinnacle on December 13, 2004, at the Fourth World Summit on Leadership and Good Governance in Washington, D.C. Before 2500 delegates from 154 nations, Rev. and Mrs. Moon were honored as "King and Queen of Peace." At the Crown of Peace Awards ceremony, Reverend Moon emphatically placed the hope of peace within the realm of the human heart.
Just as emphatically, he proclaimed that this moment in history is unlike any other; it is a time when humankind has entered a new realm of grace. Reverend Moon declared that he had received Heaven's anointing and had been entrusted with the mission to be humanity's True Parent. As a result, he said, the world is now in the Last Days of God's providence.