The Words of Hyung Jin Moon From 2011

Difficulties facing the Unificationist Family

Hyung Jin Moon
May 8, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

Sunday Video Sermon for Cheon Bok Gung

I know that whenever True Parents achieve major victories, Satan always wants to attack. Brothers and sisters, you've probably heard that some difficulties facing the Unificationist Family are being publicized in the media in Korea. What we have to remember is that we should not boast about ourselves. As Jesus said, we may do good deeds, we may follow, love and feel filial piety toward True Parents but we must always have humility and repentance in our hearts. Through maintaining this heart, God can forgive us, and because not one person is perfect, we all need forgiveness. In order to receive forgiveness, we must do our 5 percent -- admit that we are sinners and recognize that today we do have something to repent for. With that, with a purer motivation, a pure heart, a pure mind and pure love, I believe we can send glory and strength to True Parents.

Thinking about this reminded me of Matthew, chapter fourteen. In that chapter, as you may know, Jesus walks on water. Surprised by this, the disciples thought he was a ghost. Peter the disciple said, "Lord, if it's you, bid me to come to you on the water." Jesus said, "Come," and Peter started to walk on the water, but a strong wind suddenly blew and he was afraid and began to sink. Peter should have paid attention only to Jesus and God, but since he turned his attention to the "wind," what happened? He was afraid and started to sink. We can realize something from this story. No matter how strong Satan's wind or attack is trying to blow us, the Unificationist Family, away, it is only wind, brothers and sisters. That is not the Lord. We must look at the Lord and follow him, look at True Parents and follow them, love them and go forward. I believe we will be able to walk on water, like a miracle.

Hoon Dok Hae in Istanbul

When I saw True Parents yesterday, Father pouring out his heart, I thought, So what if he is speaking for a long time? True Parents are not here to be popular, or to make people's ears happy. Father is here as the son of God, with the mission to save humanity, whether humanity listens or not. That's not what is most important. The grace of God's love, which we can receive through True Parents, is the most important thing.

Yesterday I felt that True Father was on the cross again. We should be up onstage declaring True Parents as the Lord at his Second Advent, but because we are not doing so -- because we are too scared or ashamed -- Father has to go onstage by himself. That's exactly what Jesus' disciples did to Jesus. That's why Jesus died.

Not just in this region, members everywhere must remember why we are here. We are not here to be popular or to please people's ears. We are here to show that the son of God is here, to show God's love, a ceaseless, endless love. We go to God, not because we are great, not because we are good people, not because we follow God's laws -- we are so sinful in our thinking, in our mind and in our heart. In so many ways, we hurt God. We are able to go to God because of the son that God has sent. Because of the pain and the torture True Parents endured and because of the blood they shed we are able to go in front of God. That's God's grace; that's God's love. 

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