Cheon Seong Gyeong Rough Draft Version - Sun Myung Moon

Chapter 1. The Original Being of God

6) God is Omnipresent Through Love

1. Only love freely traverses borders

Godís heart is found not only in Godís word but also in all things He created. In heaven and earth, Godís heart is everywhere. This is why we say that there is nowhere that God doesnít dwell -- that is, God is omnipresent.

Since Godís heart is found in the things you see, if you want to be in His heart you should have the heart to embrace those things and all that exists in heaven and on earth as yours. This is Godís heart. A person that reaches the highest point on the religious way is one who belongs within the heart of God. The one whose heart sings eternally even at the sight of a flying bird or a fragrant flower does not dwell among all things of creation but, rather, within Godís heart. (8-180, 1959.12.13)

Then how do we feel Godís presence everywhere? Feel the air as Godís breath, and when there is a storm, feel it as the sweat God has shed battling to win over His course of suffering for the sake of the world. When you behold the sun, be aware that it symbolizes the life elements of the entire universe. Learn of Godís love from the sun.

God has provided nature as a textbook to help His beloved sons and daughters experience Godís heart and to bring them joy. If there is someone who, at the sight of a leaf, can think to himself that it is like his own child, he is almost a saint. (59-101, 1972.7.9)

Since God is omnipresent, we want to resemble Him in His omnipresence; because God is omniscient and omnipotent, we also want to be omniscient and omnipotent; and since God is unique, we also desire to be unique. This is the resemblance. It is because we resemble God that we want to make ourselves like Him. We want to rule over all of heaven and earth. In all these things we closely resemble God. (26-167, 1969.10.25)

We should live a life of deep emotional experiences through love. So when God is sad, I would feel sad, and when God is happy, I would feel happy without knowing it. As for a child of filial piety, even when he is thousands of kilometers away from his parents, his parentsí love is always with him. If we talk of Godís omnipresence, where is God? He is not found in knowledge. Love, however is different. It is the parentsí heart of love toward their children that makes omnipresence reasonable and possible. It is a heart that reaches beyond ultimate extremes, On the path of love, the Parentís love is omnipresent; there is nowhere it doesnít reach. This is possible only with love. Only love can completely govern the son. This is where omnipotent authority comes to bear. That is how things are. (59-101, 1972.7.9)

Love has wonderful attributes. Once you stand in the position of oneness with Godís absolute and unchanging true love, you receive the authority to be where God is and live with Him at any time. Then you will be able to see God even without closing your eyes. The one who has deeply felt Godís sorrowful heart will stop in his tracks and weep bitterly; such a realm of deep feelings exists. Even in the fallen world, a motherís love is such that if her child has an accident far away, she can sense it. Doesnít this happen often? She will wake up shouting his name. (201-356, 1990.4.30)

Are arteries greater, or are veins greater? Which is greater? They are equal. Then, who is greater, God or humankind? They are also equal. In terms of love, if God is the artery, human beings are the veins, so they have the value and privilege to be Godís equal.

Based on what can we talk about uniqueness in heaven and on earth, and about omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence? Based on what can we say that there is nothing without a connection to me? Based on love. This is something we can understand. (109-148, 1980.11.1)

Who is God? He is the king of the greedy. He is omnipresent, He is everywhere. So, how greedy He is, because there is nowhere without His presence! We should not be calling Him greedy -- yet He does have a lot of greed. (121-70, 1982.10.24)

Do you think God has a way of being absolutely obedient, or not? God has the personality of an absolute ruler and dictator. If He has no way to be absolutely obedient, although He may be able to govern things at the higher level He would not be able to at the lower level. The word omnipresence itself becomes a contradictory term. Because even God resembles us... Mothers and fathers resemble their sons and daughters, donít they? We say that God is our Father. God, too, wants to live in absolute obedience. If there were no way to do this, how lonely God would be! (192-29, 1989.7.2)

If there were someone who viewed a painterís work and became spellbound day and night, shedding tears in amazement, would the painter be offended by him? The painter would want to bring him to his living room, asking him, "Why are you so inspired?" and have him tell his story. Would the painter think him crazy if he said, "Oh, this work is so good. I long to look at it and want to stay here with it"? Although you may not understand God, judging from Godís omnipresence, which fills the universe, He exists as love rather than as the master of knowledge. Therefore, try to recognize anew and rediscover God based on the question, "How can I deeply experience the resonance of love in all aspects of life?" (59-103, 1972.7.9)

2. Love pervades the entire universe

God is an absolute God, but why is He absolute? It is because He absolutely obeys love. Are you happy to hear that or not? Also, God is omnipresent. There is nowhere that Godís love does not pervade. (223-246, 1991.11.10)

Godís love is more than enough to embrace the universe. It has the central position. The central being of love that holds the greatest foundation is God. When God moves, the small things all have to move together. Everything is contained in one big circle, isnít it? Thatís why it makes sense to say that God embraces the whole world and entire universe. (205-33, 1990.7.7)

If God did not exist, the universe would be completely empty. It would feel empty. But if God exists, the universe will be completely full. Why? Because there is love. Hence, even when we are alone, the universe is full if we know that God exists. God is everywhere. We come to feel that He is everywhere. Hence, within love we can know the deep inspiration that comes from Godís omnipresence. But when we do not know about God, everything is empty; it is as if nothing exists. (91-323, 1977.3.1)

When the subject of love is absent, you feel as if nothing exists, but when the subject of love is present, everything is filled up. We come to the conclusion that only when we are full of love does everything become full, so that we can give infinitely and truly. Give and take is the realization of our ideal, the multiplication of our ideal. The world of love transcends distance. The speed of love is such that even light cannot catch up with it. The fastest thing is love, and also the brightest thing is love. The most complete thing is love, and that which fills most completely is love. (95-39, 1977.9.11)

What is love? It provides the lubrication and guide rail upon which things can turn. Without love, there is no lubrication. Cars need lubricating oil to be able to move. Everything needs lubrication in order to move. And only love provides lubrication for the highest joy. Since its root is the omnipresent God, it does not disappear. Love is like a nerve. Just as pulling a strand of hair pulls the entire body, just pulling love pulls the entire universe, and only if love moves will the entire universe turn in harmony. (180-161, 1988.8.22)

If there is one subject partner in this universe who can fill every personís heart, what kind of subject partner is he? He has to be one absolute center. We need an absolute being that will completely fill any heart with love. So he has to be an infinite and absolute being. How much love do you think God has, who has to fill the hearts of the billions of people today? It has to be an absolute amount. This is why we need the words omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. They are words God needs. (116-240, 1982.1.1)

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