Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon
There is a reason why I have not been building churches until now. It is because we do not need many people in the church. God's Kingdom is realized not from the church but from the family; that is to say, it starts from bride and groom. Woman was born in order to see man, and vice versa.
The first cry a baby makes when it wakes up from sleep and opens its eyes is "Mommy!" Husbands should call their wives more than babies call their mothers. Those who do not do that are wretched people. Also, wives should call their husbands even more than that. They should relate to each other as a couple who can call each other like this. They should live like that as a couple in the joy of conjugal harmony. If they live like this eternally, they will not envy youth even when they get old. (23-54, 1969.5.11)
The day that we meet the Messiah will come only after we have passed through the age of the word and the age of substance. Only after that day has arrived can we begin our lives in the Kingdom of Heaven. On the day of that meeting, you will have to attain such a state that his mind will become your mind, his heart will become your heart, his form will become your form, his difficulties will become your difficulties, and his wounds will become your wounds. Only when you attain such a state and feel that his mind is your mind and his heart is your heart can you become families of the Kingdom of Heaven. Only when you can complete this on earth can the families of the Kingdom of Heaven be established. (19-250, 1968.1.15)
What is true love? It is parental love, conjugal love, and filial love. Love is bound to be shattered before long without a tradition of sacrificing for one another. The bond of parental love is not shattered because parents make sacrifices for their children. Also, children who have grown up receiving genuine love from their parents can never lose their devotion to them. Furthermore, as the realm expands in which spouses serve and sacrifice for each other more and more in the position of saying to each other, "You have lived for my sake," blessing will come to that family. Such a family constitutes the hallowed spot upon which God can descend. (43,308, 1971.5.2)
From where does the life of the Kingdom of Heaven start? From the family. It does not happen anywhere else. The Kingdom of Heaven is just a three-dimensional expansion of the family, and not something transcending that form. Thus, when you embrace as spouses, you should think that you are thereby uniting all men and women of the world. The place where you can establish the basis of having loved all humankind like this is none other than your family. (30-82, 1970.3.17)
Now I feel that I must teach you the norm of the family, a norm of daily life that a family of the Kingdom of Heaven should have. The Unification Church is a family structure. It puts the family first. (22-333, 1969.5.11)
Henceforth, our worship service should proceed not in the format of a sermon, but rather a report. That report should contain something families can be proud of. Thus, entire families should worship together, and families who are performing well should serve as examples to guide those who are not. Let us therefore build a family Kingdom of Heaven. We should dearly know that until this is done, God's Kingdom on earth will not be realized. (23-62.1969)