The Words of Hyo Jin Moon
After Hyo Jin Nim's God's Day morning speech, a celebration cake is brought out. Left to right: Jun Sook Nim, Jin Hun Nim, Hyun Jin Nim Kook Jin Nim, Nan Sook Nim, and Hyo Jin Nim.
Happy God's Day. Let's think about the Ideal World. In the ideal world we would be absolutely united in the true love of God. We would not have to try to prove ourselves externally to receive God's love. Heavenly Father would relate directly with us, and He would dwell in all relationships among human beings.
If we had established an absolute true love relationship, our lineage would have been Heavenly Father's absolute true love lineage. But because we did not fulfill the original, ideal four position foundation, we have inherited Satan's lineage.
God's ideal can be realized when men and women unite under an absolute standard of true love. In that sense, God's creation is not complete. We are striving to establish God's Kingdom here on earth and later in heaven. Just as our mind and body should be absolutely united centering on true love, so should the physical and spiritual worlds be united. Until then, the conflict we experience as men and women will not be over.
We see clearly that this world is not under God's dominion. The present kind of unity we see in this world is not based on anything eternal. It is not based on a true love standard, but on some other standard. Without a true love standard, how can you start an ideal family, and how can you even begin to think about creating an ideal nation, society, and world? When men and women live for themselves, there is no way that God or mankind can create an ideal world. Only with God can you experience true love and see everyone as part of one family.
Historically, religion has guided us to deny our physical bodies and our individual external needs and live instead according to the needs of Heavenly Father, our Creator. The role of religion was to teach people to live for the sake of others. There have been many great teachers of religions -- the founders of Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity -- and they all emphasized the truth that we must live for the sake of others to attain a higher standard.
Religion is necessary only until we can establish a nation centered on Heavenly Father's true love. Originally, God never intended religion to exist, because in the ideal world, every man would have a direct relationship with Heavenly Father and would live for the sake of others. The ideal world can only be substantiated when True Parents establish a horizontal axis of absolute true love centered on the vertical axis of Heavenly Father's love. That is the ideal four-position foundation.
There are many countries that are obviously suffering from a lack of technology and external capabilities. The world is becoming overpopulated, especially Red China, which now has one-fourth of the world's population. The Chinese are having a lot of external problems now, and they need help. The Messiah must be able to fulfill all kinds of needs, motivated by true love.
Basically we are all suffering because God has been and still is suffering. Today is God's Day. Do you know what True Parents had to go through in order to establish this day 20 years ago? God's Day could be created only after the position of parents, children, and all things was restored. This day is the result of True Parents' blood, sweat, and tears. We are celebrating their cross this God's Day. True Parents went this course because they had an absolute standard of true love. For the sake of God's will, they were willing to do anything, even give up their lives.
How many of you like to be persecuted? I don't. Nobody does. All of Father's life, he has experienced struggling and misery -- you can literally see the physical scars on his body. But his heart is unchanging. He still is grateful to Heavenly Father and wants to restore this world back to Him.
True Parents are your teachers -- be their good students! Ultimately, you have to be their children, not just students. You have to understand True Parents' suffering and be willing to go through that same course, for the sake of God.
I am willing to challenge myself in order to help True Parents. I must take action, not just sit around and wait until I know everything. No. Through acting, things become clear. My experience with the blessed children is that I learn every day, even as I speak to them. Nothing comes from me. I learn from Heavenly Father and from True Parents. When I speak to the blessed children, I try my best to represent True Parents and give their love. That is my standard.
We have to do our best to understand the enemy's strategies, but we can't wait until we know everything. Many times we have to be willing to just march onto the battlefield armed only with our true love to bring victory for Heavenly Father and True Parents.
Give your 100 percent. Even when I don't feel 100 percent sure of myself, I still make absolute effort for the sake of Heavenly Father and true love. This is like a war.
True Parents' way is the only way for us. It is only when True Parents' standard of love -- nothing else -- is in our hearts that True Parents can establish Heavenly Father's homeland. Our vision should be focused on the ideal world based upon the Principle and Father and the heavenly tradition, not upon our knowledge from this fallen, physical world. You must compare your standard to True Parents' true love standard. Analyze yourselves: Am I a good person? Am I doing what is right? What do I need to improve upon? Compare yourself to True Parents to see what you lack and what you need. That's the only way to become an ideal man or woman.
If every member is focused on True Parents, how can there be problems between central figures and members? The central figures cannot think that they are ideal beings. They themselves should also want to become like True Parents. All Unification Church members must go out of their way to understand Father and his tradition.
Members have to become absolutely one body. Satan likes separation because he himself is separated from God, and he separated everything away from God. You must "unseparate" yourselves from God. If you have to indemnify something, be grateful and do it. This year, wipe your slate clean, and start new. Those words are becoming almost a cliché by now! Yet we need to continue our efforts constantly.
If you see your brother or sister suffering, go and bring them back into God's embrace. If you see someone struggling, set an example for him, a true example. We must, within this year, make the Unification Church a 'healthy body. We have to clean up our act before we can settle in the ideal world, our homeland. We must bring our minds and bodies into absolute oneness with True Parents.
This is an exciting time. The era of wandering in the wilderness is ended and it is the time of settlement. What more do you need in order to be motivated to reach your fullest? So please no more wandering and struggling. You must make a faithful foundation and then Heavenly Father will do the rest.
You represent humanity, so it is very important for you to become absolutely one with True Parents. You must look at yourselves very, very closely. You must become like True Parents. That is the only way you can influence the world. Father is one person, but he has deeply changed so many of you, hasn't he? If there are 1,000 people in this room like him, then we can change the world 1,000 times over! I'm in a hurry. Let's get there quickly. I don't want my time to be wasted!
Father said that 1988 is a symbol of a new start. He's giving you a new chance to shape up and start over. That is the greatest blessing. What greater gift do you want? The more you suffer for God's purpose, the more proudly you can say when you die, "Look, I did something with my life!" Satan is trying desperately to establish an anti-Principle way, so while we are in our physical bodies we must accomplish true love. The more you accomplish, the closer you'll come to True Parents.
They have accomplished true love more than any man or woman. You should be proud of the fact that you have True Parents. You should learn to say to yourself, "I do not exist" It makes a difference when you say that to yourself. I say it to myself. I exist because love existed. I came from true love; I came from True Parents. I am not here by my own free will. When I look at myself in the mirror in the morning, I say, "You do not exist, except within and for True Parents" When I start my day like that, the whole day is different. Try it! You'll have a totally different kind of attitude.
An ideal parent / child relationship is unbreakable. It is an endless unity of giving and receiving. Within this true love realm, even though I am an absolute object, I have to be subjective in order to give. When I give my love back to True Parents, I am being subjective in the true love sense. The archangel was subjective in love too; but he wanted to take it, not give it. That is why it is absolutely essential that you have give and take with the right ideal. Plant yourself in the Principle. Your give and take must be based on that.
In his God's day speech today, Father said,
"You should never violate your Shim Jung nor stain your lineage."
You are being brought up in True Parents' lineage. You must be absolutely pure. Your heart, your Shim Jung, has to be absolutely one with God. He also said,
"Do not violate the heavenly order or the rights of ideal men and women. You must not misuse public funds, or violate Heavenly Father's property."
This is the fundamental basis of heavenly law: not to violate your lineage or misuse public funds and property. The three blessings can be obtained through your becoming ideal men and women in this way. This is the attitude with which we must start the New Year. Is there another way? No. Only True Parents' way.
God bless you and God be with you in 1988.