The Words of In Jin Moon from 2011

Sermon Notes, July 31, 2011

In Jin Moon

1. In Jin Nim asked us how we were. She conveyed True Parents greetings to us from Kodiak Alaska. They are always asking how everyone is doing – how the blessed children are growing up and how inspired In Jin Nim is each day.

2. Our True Parents are very much concerned about this country of America – because this country has been blessed by God to exercise that power to influence the world in a godly way.

Rescuers on Utoya Island, Norway aiding the injured July 22, 2011

3. When In Jin Nim was thinking about what she would like to share with the brothers and sisters on this Sunday morning, she thought about how in many ways what took place last week in Oslo Norway, where this man, a right wing Christian fundamentalist, took it upon himself to take the lives of 84 children who were at a political camp in Utoya – and decided to take it upon himself to send a message to the world by blowing up a government building – killing seven and wounding over 90.

4. This is an example of the sign of the times. When we look at this man we have to ask ourselves where does someone like this come from? How is it that someone can grow up with so much hatred and so much desire to speak his own words of truth – that he is willing to take many, many lives.

5. One of the most profound things that In Jin Nim saw was how the Norwegian people decided to respond – not by hating this person, but as a country deciding to come together and be that city of love. They took the word Oslo and turned it into the city of love, Oslove. In Jin Nim was watching the different networks as they covered the story and she was moved by the way the country came together in a sea of roses. They said that they were not going to let this one horrific event – this one man's desire to make his own words heard, making so many people die in the name of hatred – become the symbol of Norway. They came together and said "we want to show the world that we are a country of love, we are the city of Oslove." They came together in the most beautiful expression – holding up roses. It started in Oslo, but it was such a beautiful expression of love, of people coming into unity and deciding that they were not going to let one horrific event inspired by hatred define who they are as a people – and so all the cities in Norway held this event. The cities and towns were flooded by a sea of roses.

6. For In Jin Nim this was an incredibly hopeful expression of love. In our day-to-day life there is so much tragedy and suffering, so much hatred and ugliness, but the country that bestows the Nobel Peace Prize on the countries of the world – came to realize that you can't begin to have a peaceful world or nation if we don't understand the meaning of love.

Anders Breivik

7. Our True Parents have always taught us that sometimes the greatest lessons in life can be learned and taught through incredibly difficult situations. So what took place by the hand of Mr. Breivik was incredibly unfortunate and horrific. But the people came together and decided the lessons that they were going to learn. "Are we just going to learn how to give back the hatred – or are we going to take it a step further by helping humanity progress into something more beautiful – into the peaceful millennium that we are all striving for?" Their expression of love is truly an inspiration.

8. When In Jin Nim thinks about the work that we are doing here in the United States, and we are looking at this time frame of living in the providential time, we realize that our True Parents come with an incredible mission – to share the breaking news. And when you study the life and the background of this man (Breivik) – you realize how important it is that we have True Parents with us at this time.

9. When you study this man's background you realize that he comes from a broken home. His father left his family when he was one year old. And you realize that he has gone through a series of events in his life – which he understood to be rejection. He suffered the same thing that a lot of adolescents go through – perhaps being ostracized, made fun of and rejected by different social groups. But this man, because of the framework he came out of – the family environment, the context in which he was dealing with all of these rejections – you realize that deviant behavior is not something that happens overnight. It is really a process.

10. When True Parents emphasize the importance of building an ideal family, providing an ideal environment for children to grow up in, we realize how true that is.

11. So, he came from a single-family home where he was raised by his mother along with his sister. He never really had an example of a male figure in his life. His father was non-existent. And so you can probably gather that the mother probably said words to the effect, "now you have to be the man of the house, we don't have a father so you have to carry the burden of taking care of all of us." Imagine a little boy growing up in an environment in which the father is not there – he has no example of a male mentor or figure to look up to or aspire to. At the same time the mother is putting undue pressure, undue expectations on the child – to be or to take the place of that absentee father.

12. In a setting like that we realize that this child must have gone through an incredible sense of burden in his life. And many times what children do in order to tackle this monumental behemoth that they call life – they have to have an inordinate sense of self – and many times that translates into an unrealistic, arrogant understanding of the self. The child begins to think, "I am so incredibly important. What I believe is the most important thing. I am the most important thing." This extreme desire to establish the self-overrides anything else that takes place or exists in his life.

13. When a child comes from this kind of environment and is put through the traumatic and difficult phase called adolescence, when they are not accepted, they are constantly rejected, or the child perceives himself to be constantly rejected – then the child slowly isolates himself more and more and resides in his own world – in his own 'master of the universe world' where he has been born to teach the world. He is creating himself into this almost messianic figure that has to right the wrong – his understanding of righting the wrong.

14. When you see someone like this commit the crime and then to see him several days later in court, and his demeanor is very much that of, "I did what I did and in 60 year's time you will herald me as a hero." This is what he said. He is smiling claiming that he has done the world a favor – because he was disappointed or angry against some of the policies of the Norwegian government – because they supported and tolerated cultural exchange and coexistence of other faiths in Norway. He felt that was not acceptable. Here he is, bearing the banner of being a Christian, taking it upon himself to commit this atrocity in order to shake this world up, because in his mind he is righting the wrong – you realize that this is a man who has not gone through the usual growth that most people go through in understanding the importance of moral reasoning in their life.

Lawrence Kohlberg

15. The great psychologist Kohlberg has done a great deal of study in understanding the stages of moral reasoning. He talks about four stages. Stage I – being that immature understanding of what morality is all about in which superficiality rules everything, above all else. In stage one the most important thing becomes power. Might is the most important thing. An understanding of this would be, "my dad is the boss because he is the biggest and the strongest." And so the strong decide what is right. Morality is determined by the strength of the person.

16. After a while you realize, in stage II, the prominent understanding is the word 'deal'. In stage one we understand that we are capable of understanding moral reasoning by saying – we just follow our big strong daddy because he is the strongest. But in stage II you start thinking, let's make a deal. What's in it for me? Or, I scratch your back and you scratch my back. There is a sense of some kind of interplay in the moral reasoning process of the individual.

17. A more advanced understanding, stage III, takes us to this concept of mutuality where the term care comes into play – words like trust, caring, and love start to creep into a child's understanding, their moral reasoning, when they look around the world and decide what they're going to do. They are thinking, "how would I like that person to treat me?" When you are thinking about how you would like to be treated by another person there is an element of empathy that plays into a child's way of thinking when their moral reasoning is at play.

18. But in the more advanced understanding, stage IV, the main word is 'systems.' This is when a child realizes that there are certain set moral norms, or standards, or sense of moral values that is necessary for us to be an interdependent society, where cooperation is necessary for the society to be viable.

19. Kohlberg talks about how a child goes through these stages, but for some reason when a child is in an unhealthy environment, not the best environment to grow up in, the child never progresses naturally – the way most children or adults do. Many of these people get stuck. So a person like Breivik is stuck on stage one. He has never really gone past the understanding that power is the most important thing – he who wields the biggest gun, the biggest power, going on to the island of Utoya where no one is armed except himself – to take the lives of all these innocent girls and boys. What he is wielding is this thing called power, and he is defining himself as that most important player in his world, where he is the master of the universe.

20. When we look at Breivik's actions, we realize that this is obviously not a healthy individual. It is someone who suffers from cognitive disorders. And quite a few psychologists and doctors have done a great deal of research on this – Yochelson, Samenow, Gibbs, and Potter have done this incredible work – summarizing for us what the main elements are of cognitive disorder. They define cognitive disorder, or the error in a person's perceptions or cognition, the ability to think, as being some of these things. These doctors talk about – people who suffer from cognitive disorders have an element of self-centeredness. "The whole world revolves around me. Me, myself, and I. It's me first and it's me only. Whatever I want I will take. Whatever I see, if I want it and can get away with it, I will do it." This is a serious cognitive disorder in that no one else exists other than me myself and I. I am the first and only thing that matters.

21. You realize that the second element, of most people suffering from cognitive disorder, is this thing called, 'assuming the worst.' They assume the worst in people because they cannot possibly think good thoughts of people. They feel that people are the way they are and they cannot be changed. There is a belief in this inability of people to change, the inability of people to do great things. When you are stuck in this cognitive disorder – an example would be – a child who is not emotionally well developed, in high school, will walk down the corridors and someone will just look at them, but the child will take that as a hostile action. Any ambiguous action is taken to be a hostile action. A glance will be looked upon as the person laughing at them, a person putting you down, the person threatening you, wanting to hurt you. They feel as if the whole world is against them.

22. Another element of cognitive disorder is this thing called, 'blaming the others.' It is almost as if you can do no wrong. You have done nothing wrong. This would be like a thief, getting caught and then explaining to the cops why they did what they did. The thief burglarizes the house and when the cop asks why they did it, the thief, blaming others, would respond by saying, "the owner of the house did not lock the door. So they had it coming." Or blaming the others, such as – when the cop asks, "why did you rape that 15-year-old girl?" "She was wearing a skirt that was too short. She was asking for it. She had it coming." They did nothing wrong. They simply responded to the stimuli. Therefore it's the stimuli that is at fault. It's the person who did not lock the house who invited the burglary and it's the girl who wore a dress that was too short who invited him to rape her.

23. The fourth point in people suffering from cognitive disorders is this thing called, "minimizing" or mislabeling. This would be something like, "I did what I did because everybody does it. Everybody lies so I lie. True family has so many problems so I am going to have a lot of problems. I saw somebody do drugs, so I am going to do drugs." There is a sense, since everybody is doing it, it's not harmful. It's not harmful because everybody is doing it. You are neutralizing your own conscience. The perpetrator doing the crime is neutralizing their conscience which tells them that it is wrong – in their mind it is not wrong since everybody is doing it.

24. If you look at the example of Breivik, you realize that he is suffering from all these points. He is a man so consumed with self-centeredness, it is only me, myself, and I. Nobody can teach the world, nobody knows the truth, so I have to teach truth and if I need to teach them I will do it. If I need to kill somebody I will do it, because I am the only thing that matters right now. A person like Breivik, assumes the worst in that he only perceives the ugliness that exists. He doesn't see anything beyond his own perception, of the errors in his perception. Therefore he cannot possibly fathom or contemplate the possibility that people can change and the world can be made into a better place. He assumes the worst and he is going to take it into his hands to punish the world to wake the world up. A person like him blames the others – "I didn't do anything wrong I am just responding to what is needed at this time." He is responding with hatred, by taking the lives of these people, because – that's the stimuli that was given and he is responding just to let people know that something has to be done. A person like him minimizes what he is doing in one sense. Because, he is saying, "look, everybody does something like this in one form or another in different circumstances at different levels in their lives – I just took it 100 notches higher." He is thinking as if his message is so important that what he did, the horrific nature of what he did is minimized in his mind because it was necessary to teach the world what he needs to teach.

25. When you realize that people like this are walking around, and thinking of all these different ways that they, the master of the universe, are going to teach lessons to the world – and he himself promoting himself as one of the faithful, wherein the banner of being a Christian – you realize that terrorism, if you really think about it, is a war of religions. Terrorism, what took place on 9/11, is a war of religion. It's the Islamic world not being happy with the Christian world, or the free market system, or some of our political ideas and policies. It's people like Breivik who thinks that he is a Christian fundamentalist, taking it upon himself to wage war against different faiths being in his country. Terrorism is a war of religions.

26. The reason why In Jin Nim says it is extraordinarily important for us to have our True Parents with us at this time of the breaking news is that, who else is going to bring all of these faiths together. How do you bring the faiths together? A lot of the good work that we have done – promoting service, peace organizations, and dialogue – those are great things, but you don't create peace through dialogue alone. You need something more than that. Our True Parents are absolutely correct in saying, "if you want peace you have to understand love. And the only way to understand how to live love in our lives is within the context of a family." Without building healthy ideal families we cannot even begin to dream or hope for world peace.

27. The Bible in Proverbs 23:7 says, "He who thinks this in his heart, so he is." We are creatures of what we think, because how we think determines how we act. Therefore, the psychologists Kohlberg stressed the importance of understanding moral reasoning, and the importance of character development in children and in young adults. When our True Parents teach us Divine Principle and encourage all of us to live a principled lifestyle, living for the sake of others, and asking us to be that ideal man and a woman who can come together and create ideal families of their own – what they are really asking us to do is to start practicing what true love is all about. Because, if we don't understand how to practice true love in a family setting there is no way we are going to understand how to practice true love in a societal setting, let alone on a national or world stage.

28. The emphasis on the importance of family, of providing a great environment for our children to grow up in a healthy way, so that their divinity, their God-given passions and talents can be shared with the world – this message is incredibly important. When you think about True Parents, a lot of people think, "Rev. Moon, yes he's a great man. He's a man of peace. He has done a lot of great works in the name of peace." But our True Parents are much more than that. They are not just a man and woman of peace. They are the physical manifestation of God, our Heavenly Parent, on earth.

29. And the reason why they are so crucial to world peace is that you cannot unite the world religions just on dialogue. Dialogue is the first step in the progress towards world peace, but that is just the first step. What we need is for somebody, sent by God, to encourage us to love each other as members of our own family. That is why this concept of the Blessing, that our True Parents give, which is a sacrament and gift to all of us, is the secret ingredient to world peace. Because only by people actually becoming one family, only by a Protestant coming together with a Catholic spouse, only by a Hindu coming together with an Islamic spouse, only by a Jehovah witness coming together with (a member of) the Church of Christ – only through marriage do we become family, do we really understand how it is to love. Without our True Parents there is no gift of the Blessing, there is no secret ingredient that is going to translate the good start of interfaith dialogue and substantiate it into a world of peace.

30. We have to understand that all the hatred and misunderstanding arises because we have different perspectives on how we want to honor God. But what our True Parents are doing is saying, "people of different faiths, different races, different cultural backgrounds – we have within our power to destroy our world, we have the power to blow up our world 100 times. We have the technology. And we have all these renegade groups taking it upon themselves to blow people up – in the form of suicide bombers or people like Breivik who take it upon themselves to teach the world how things should go and how things should be – and decides that he is going to be the master of the universe. Because he thinks being a Christian is the most important thing. Being Christian is more important than anything else. So the killing of people, of his own country, men and woman, is minimized. His own deeds are blamed on others, because the world provoked him to do it. And, assuming the worst, thinking that there is no hope – he must therefore take it upon himself to proclaim the truth, and he is so self-centered he doesn't see anything beyond himself or his faith.

31. And you realize that throughout the years and months we see examples of somebody like Breivik all around the world. Who is going to bring someone like that together in an embrace with an Islamic brother or sister and realize that we belong to one humanity, we belong to one family, and that we must love each other as we do our spouse, as we do our own children, as we do our own relatives. That is the gift that our True Parents are bringing to the world. They are asking us to re-imagine the world of differences, of hostilities, a world full of hatred – and re-imagine the world where people can live as if we are really belonging to one family – because we have made that pledge to God, to humanity, to our spouse, and to our families, to love another just as much as we do our own. Only a concept such as this can heal the hatred, can bring unity to all these different faiths that, left alone without our True Parents' gift of the Blessing, is going to result in the war of religions or terrorist attacks around the world.

32. Our True Parents, they are not just our father and mother. They are providential figures of history. For us to be living at the same time together with them, we have to realize that this is not just a time to re-imagine our world, but actually make it real.

Sun Myung Moon, Hak Ja Han and family in front of Santa Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey, May 7, 2011

33. Through the example of Jesus Christ and his life of piety we come to understand what it is to truly love, what it means to seek a true life. But we were never able to solve – how do we have, or substantiate, the true lineage of God. How do we change our satanic lineage that resulted from the fall of man to the heavenly lineage and engraft ourselves into the heavenly lineage, into this one family under God – how do we do this? With Jesus Christ we never had that answer, because Jesus' life and mission were cut short. He never had a chance to find a wife, to have a family, to establish a paradigm of true love that everybody could look at and say, "That is how we build the ideal family, ideal society, ideal nation, and world." We just never had that model to follow, or to contemplate, or to think about, because Jesus died on the cross. He died without his disciples, without the Holy Spirit manifesting itself into that beautiful True Mother of mankind through which Jesus Christ would have stood as the True Parents. Jesus never had that opportunity. Therefore our understanding of how the world is was really quite askew.

34. Throughout the centuries, because we had Jesus' model as to how to live a true life, practicing love – then the good Christians have followed his example by denying all of the world creature comforts – by denying the fulfillment they might have in a marital relationship. In a way, they decided to go the way of the cross. They decided that Christian piety is the best way to serve the Lord and to serve Jesus Christ – to live a life of endless suffering and sacrifice.

35. But we realize with the advent of True Parents, we can truly understand what it means, or how we can go about establishing this true lineage of God. We realize that through the magic of True Parents – and the incredible thing is, yes true father is the Second Coming, the Lord of the Second Advent, but, as awesome as he is, without True Mother he cannot be True Parents. But with our True Mother standing together with him as a loving partner, that loving paradigm of true love, they stand in the position of the True Parents who have indemnified and restored history and therefore are in the position to really gift the world the chance to graft on to the true lineage of God, changing our lineage from the satanic lineage that has enslaved all of us and kept us in bondage throughout the centuries – to a place where we can have a brand-new beginning, grafting onto the heavenly lineage and having an opportunity to build and become a part of this one family under God.

36. Throughout the centuries the Church, when you study the Christian church, it has done a great job of bringing the brothers and sisters along – following the Christian model of Christian piety, following Jesus' life of sacrifice and suffering – and we thought that was the purpose of our lives. And the church has done its best.

37. And In Jin Nim has always thought it interesting that the role of the church is to take care of its congregation, take care of its brothers and sisters, nurture its brothers and sisters, nurture the children of God, and inspire the children of God to be those great men and women of God. If you think about it, the role of the church is extremely feminine. These are the characteristics – what a mother would usually do in a home.

38. Because Jesus Christ never had a wife, Church history has been dominated by men. And, because there was no seat made for a woman, our understanding of Christian history has been very much skewed, so much so that they have debated for centuries whether women should be silenced, should they be given an active role in the life of faith, whether they should stand behind the pulpit at all, whether that is right or wrong. But the great thing about our True Parents is that through the position and the person of True Parents man and woman find their own dignity. And we realize that when Father stresses the importance of the Pacific rim era, the importance of woman coming to the forefront – encouraging all of humanity to graft onto this heavenly lineage and realize that our True Parents are here and to compel all of us to become that one family of God – in a way, by having the woman take the lead, it is pushing the role of the church – even that much more into the forefront – in emphasizing the importance of compassionate giving, caring, and inspiring. These are all virtues that are extremely feminine, but necessary if we want to create a world of peace.

39. Through our True Parents we realize that all of us have been anointed as their representatives upon the world. They are encouraging us just like the astronauts in the movie Armageddon (a clip from the movie was shown before In Jin Nim began speaking) – here they are in slow motion walking up to the rocket because they are going to save the world from the asteroid that is going to collide with the Earth and extinguish any source of life forever. These astronauts are the anointed, the blessed, the chosen ones, to put their life on the line, to go out there into space, and save their humanity, their earth, from total destruction.

Professor R. Peter Hobson

40. If we truly understand the providential timeline, the providential history that all of us are living in, we are those astronauts that have been anointed, hand-picked, blessed and chosen by God to safeguard the world. Safeguard the world against all of these asteroids that are incoming, that are volatile, that are deadly. And these asteroids can be in the form of terrorist attacks, people fighting with each other because of their differences in religion, race, and cultural backgrounds. These asteroids can be the moral corruption that is going to overtake our world and degenerate all of humanity into the animal-like existence that Hobson talks about.

41. What True Parents are doing is they are giving us the means to fight for what we believe in, to fight and build the kind of world – to safeguard our children from all these different asteroids. The asteroids might be all these temptations in the form of drugs, sexual abuse, all these temptations – asking us to live superficial lives. But through an understanding of who we are as God's sons and daughters, and in understanding that we are these astronauts that are going to go into space and put up a good fight, that are going to stand strong because we believe in something, we are going to fight for something, and we are going to come together and work and build something. That is what we are all about. This is what our Heavenly Parent, our True Parents, is asking us – not just think about in our heads, but to truly feel it, get it in our heart, truly feel it – but better than that – experience it so that we become what we think, so we start living the life that we have decided to live.

42. If you understand that our church has gone through several different stages, the first generation is like the first part of a rocket with a whole lot of shaking and rolling, and then here comes the second generation, once it clears the atmosphere the initial thrust blasters fall by the wayside – allowing the second part of the rocket to come forward and take the rocket to a whole new level. And then, when it comes time, the second stage of the rocket falls by the wayside allowing the third part to take us to a place where we have only dreamed about.

43. We have to understand that we are a work in progress. The most important thing is to remind yourselves not to lose ourselves along the way – do not get lost after the initial first stage of the rocket falls by the wayside – do not be discouraged, do not lose hope thinking, "oh my sacrifice was in vain!" "No! It is your sacrifice that has propelled the second generation, the second stage of the work that we need to do, as high as it is now – the place where we're standing." And the second generation, if they do their part, will take it to the third level, and our future generations will take the world into that safe and peaceful and loving world that we so long for.

44. This is the time to take our re-imagining of what the world can be and realize, with our True Parents here, that we truly have this magical gift, this gift of the Blessing through which all of humanity can become one family. Therefore it is our job to share the breaking news with the rest of the world, to tell the people the good news that the Messiah is here, our True Parents are here. And the things that we thought, the way we thought things should be done, the status quo, the rocks of the world – will be shattered by the Messiah, by our True Parents who reveal the completed way of doing things, the fulfilling way of doing things. For example, instead of understanding Christian piety as denial and suffering we realize that through our True Parents it is not a life of suffering and misery that God would want for his children, but it is the life of completion and fulfillment that God wants for all of us.

45. And we realize through our True Parents that it is not a world of hatred that we should be living in, but it is truly a world where love needs to take the leading role, where understanding of true love – exercise, practice, and implemented in the context of the family – is taken to a whole new level, to the society, nation, world, and cosmos. We realize that through uniting with our True Parents all of this is possible.

46. This is an incredibly exciting and important time. This is the time not to be sleeping like the disciples of Jesus Christ in the garden of Gethsemane. We must be alert, we must be awake, we must be aware, and we must not miss a thing – because every day with our True Parents is precious, every moment here with each other is precious. You and I are those anointed astronauts who are going to change the world – so be proud of who we are.

47. And, the work of the church is not to just teach you about who God is, that is not really the work of the church. If you really think about it the work of the church, in the context of the advent of True Parents in our lives, is to help give us the tools to not just know what an ideal family is but to give us the weekly tools to implement it in our lives, to start building it in our lives.

48. When you look at the example of people like Breivik, men and women who suffer from cognitive disorders, the majority of psychologists and doctors agree on one thing – the only way you can start treating these people who have isolated themselves to such an extent that they have become monsters, or Masters, of their own universe and only they know the truth, only they have the means to right the wrongs in the world – they realize that the most important thing in terms of treating these individuals with cognitive disorders is to bring them into a group setting – have them go through a process of rubbing up against different people – just as in school we are intellectually challenged every day – we become a great mathematician by having challenging problems. Some of In Jin Nim's kids when they were doing mathematics, which they were very good at, what they always wanted was a math challenge. They wanted to be challenged intellectually so that they are honed and practiced – and they did this to work the muscles of their intellect so that their minds can do greater and greater formulas and computations in their head.

49. Likewise the way to treat cognitive disorders – and every child goes through a period when they will suffer through these four elements – being self-centered, assuming the worst, blaming the others, and minimizing – every child is going to go through this process. But the way that you deal with, the way you help a child go through these difficult processes is by putting them into a group setting. This is why a healthy family environment is incredibly important – dealing with the mom and dad, dealing with siblings and relatives – this is how a child slowly learns how to have a healthy response and a healthy understanding of how they need to be in a social context.

50. Likewise psychologists and doctors realized – putting people through these role-playing – where the child is in a family setting or group setting, where they are made to feel like "okay you want to do whatever you want, but how would you like it if your sister becomes you for the day and role-plays what you just did in the context of the family." By working out the problems, working out the responses from different family members that will naturally arise when you put yourself forward in such an aggressive and self-centered manner – that is really the only way that people can come to understand, "I need to grow, I need to do something different." This is why a place like a church where we gather together on a weekly basis – it is a great time to talk about different ways that we can improve our community or improve our families.

51. An example of Breivik is a wonderful opportunity to really stress the importance of providing that healthy group dynamic setting where a child learns to healthily have a dynamic interplay in relationship with different family members – thereby getting a holistic picture of what they're doing right and what they are doing wrong and therefore, day by day, develop a healthy ability to reason cognitively.

52. In Jin Nim expressed that she is hoping, that in light of what took place in Norway, if Norway can be a country of 'Oslove' what about the beautiful country of America and all the brothers and sisters here who have been anointed to be those astronauts, to share the breaking news, and don't miss a thing along the way. Can we not do better? Can we not really inspire our youth by sharing the breaking news with the rest of the world, exercising our power to influence the world – to seek a life based upon true love – and encourage everybody to join in this common humanity of man as one family of God, to really experience the beauty of the Blessing. "Don't you think we can do that brothers and sisters?!"

53. Tentatively, our True Parents have set the next Blessing for February, and so we have a lot of work to do in terms of sharing the breaking news. Encourage your colleagues, your friends, your relatives, and really ask them to take a look at what took place in Norway and ask them, "how are we going to build a world of peace? Are we just going to talk about it and feel good about it amongst ourselves? Or are we actually going to do the building, to actually be that one family under God?"

54. "Please encourage everybody to understand the importance of our True Parents and invite the world to come and experience the magic of the Blessing. And at this time please understand the importance of unity with our True Parents and the importance of really uniting and aligning with their vision – and working together in the ways that they compel us to do each and every day."

55. "God bless, have a great Sunday! And thank you very much"


The Books of Proverbs, chapter 23

1: When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
observe carefully what is before you;

2: and put a knife to your throat
if you are a man given to appetite.

3: Do not desire his delicacies,
for they are deceptive food.

4: Do not toil to acquire wealth;
be wise enough to desist.

5: When your eyes light upon it, it is gone;
for suddenly it takes to itself wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.

6: Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy;
do not desire his delicacies;

7: for he is like one who is inwardly reckoning.
"Eat and drink!" he says to you;
but his heart is not with you.

8: You will vomit up the morsels which you have eaten,
and waste your pleasant words.

9: Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

10: Do not remove an ancient landmark
or enter the fields of the fatherless;

11: for their Redeemer is strong;
he will plead their cause against you.

12: Apply your mind to instruction
and your ear to words of knowledge.

13: Do not withhold discipline from a child;
if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.

14: If you beat him with the rod
you will save his life from Sheol.

15: My son, if your heart is wise,
my heart too will be glad.

16: My soul will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.

17: Let not your heart envy sinners,
but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day.

18: Surely there is a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.

19: Hear, my son, and be wise,
and direct your mind in the way.

20: Be not among winebibbers,
or among gluttonous eaters of meat;

21: for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

22: Hearken to your father who begot you,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.

23: Buy truth, and do not sell it;
buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

24: The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who begets a wise son will be glad in him.

25: Let your father and mother be glad,
let her who bore you rejoice.

26: My son, give me your heart,
and let your eyes observe my ways.

27: For a harlot is a deep pit;
an adventuress is a narrow well.

28: She lies in wait like a robber
and increases the faithless among men.

29: Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?

30: Those who tarry long over wine,
those who go to try mixed wine.

31: Do not look at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup
and goes down smoothly.

32: At the last it bites like a serpent,
and stings like an adder.

33: Your eyes will see strange things,
and your mind utter perverse things.

34: You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
like one who lies on the top of a mast.

35: "They struck me," you will say, "but I was not hurt;
they beat me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake?
I will seek another drink."

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