The Words of In Jin Moon from 2011

Sermon Notes, August 21, 2011

In Jin Moon

1. In Jin Nim greeted everyone, asking us how we are, she then gave us greetings from True Parents (True Parents) who just left for Korea. On the 18th True Parents celebrated the dedication of the Won Mo Boat ceremony with many guests and VIPs in Las Vegas. It was a time for the guest to realize what an incredible genius our True Father is. Yes he is a spiritual leader, but by training he is a scientist. This boat is a boat that he designed. It utilizes helium tanks so that the boat is faster and lighter and it saves a whole lot of fuel.

2. It's our True Father and True Parents' desire to reclaim leisure for the sake of the family, and father is encouraging families to own one of these boats and enjoy them with their family – for each family to come together and experience something beautiful. At the same time, in line with his ocean providence and his effort to end world hunger – this is father's way to reinvigorate and make it work a lot better for us, so that we are free to have a great time, but also to go fishing and bring something back that the family can enjoy together.

3. It was an incredible time. Our True Parents were in good spirits. Every time In Jin Nim sees our True Parents she is always taken aback by their desire to really give something of themselves to the world, present something to the world as a gift, to make humanity that much better.

Won Mo Boat

4. In Jin Nim felt that when Father named the boat "Won Mo" – the Chinese character 'won' means circle or round and the letter 'Mo' means mother – it's interesting that father held the ceremony after a special meeting of all the woman gathered there for the event. True Father asked for a special workshop with all women present – again stressing the importance of the Pacific Rim Era. Stressing the importance of woman reclaiming their dignity as the eternal daughter of God and leading humanity in the right direction towards a world of peace, harmony, and love.

5. When you take these two Chinese characters together 'Won' meaning circle and 'Mo' meaning a mother, what father envisions for the boat is the symbol of universality of our parents. We look at the relationship, the dynamic circular relationship between a man and a woman you realize that it becomes complete when the man finally finds a beautiful wife – someone who can be a beautiful mother to the children. You realize that the circle of a family is complete when the feminine is also represented.

6. Again, looking at the theme of the Pacific Rim Era, women have to finish the circle of humanity. What the world witnessed in terms of the power, might, and strength of the masculine must end in a beautiful circle with women in different positions of leadership – in their families, societies, and Nations, to be the kind of people that can usher in the new millennium, emphasizing the importance of compassion, love – really emphasizing the importance of living for the sake of others, and in doing so help raise up the brothers to be that great eternal son of God, become that great father, that great son. And, by working together, create a world where men and women can reclaim their heavenly worth, their equal dignity as eternal sons and daughters and share the world with everyone that thinks and understands each other, as having similar value and dignity.

7. When our True Parents named this boat Won Mo, In Jin Nim feels that our True Father is signaling a time when the woman have to come up to the forefront and be that agent of change, to claim their dignity, and raise up all our brothers, fathers, and sons, to become better people.

8. When In Jin Nim realized that one of the most important providences, or work or mission, that our Father has engaged in developing is the ocean providence – finding ways to manufacture fine fish products, he emphasizes the importance of fishing, because unlike farming, where you have a process of planting seeds, waiting for them to sprout, waiting for the autumn harvest – before you can share in the harvest of plenty – In Jin Nim's father is thinking about feeding the world each and every day. He looks at the ocean as a treasure of incredible natural resources that we have yet to really understand. Our Father and our True Parents' desire is for humanity to be healthier, to find its way out of poverty, out of the hungry existence that a lot of men and women are still suffering from, that a lot of children are suffering from – and yes, in this modern-day age, we see the effects of spiritual starvation, but in vast areas of the world many millions of people still suffer from physical starvation. This is what our True Parents want to address through the ocean providence.

9. As In Jin Nim was experiencing the boat dedication ceremony, thinking back about all that our Father has done – single-handedly bringing the sushi revolution to America. Before, America did not know what raw fish was about. If you were to mention "let's go eat some raw fish at a really nice restaurant" 20 years ago, people would have looked at you as if you were mad. But now with all the fisheries that our True Father created and the hundreds of sushi restaurants that he created all around this country – sushi has become the in-food. Sushi is healthy, it's what all the "beautiful" people enjoy, and it is fashionable to do in our day.

10. Our True Father has made incredible innovations even in the methods of fishing. In Jin Nim has shared with us how her father has single-handedly introduced hand line fishing in the catching of Blue Fin Tuna – which is still utilized to this day.

11. With the constant desire and genius of our True Father he continues at the ripe old age of 92 to design and manufacture boats – always better and more efficient and effective. He is really trying single-handedly to be that agent of change that can give the world something and then take it to a better place. When In Jin Nim thinks about the world that we are immersed in, this technologically powerful world – we have everything at the tip of our finger in this superpower of America. The Internet has given us access to many things we did not have access to before. Now if we want things we can get them instantaneously. If we look for things we can find them on the Internet. Even things that are taboo can be found on the Internet.

12. And so we are flooded with all these opportunities and the only thing that a lot of us feel that we need to do is to satisfy our hunger. Yes we have our physical hunger and yes we have our emotional hunger, and our spiritual hunger – but in one form or another, a lot of the men and woman in our world are suffering from hunger.

13. When In Jin Nim thought about this, about the difficult financial-economic recession that we are in – she did some research. She wanted to find out in this hungry state of humankind, immersed in one of the worst economic recessions of our time – what continues to be successful? What continues to be profitable during these times? Her research yielded two things that she found incredibly interesting. The two things that continue to grow successfully and prosper in terms of making huge profits in times of difficulty and economic recession – are the churches and human trafficking.

14. In Jin Nim thought that this was interesting. Yes, many times in this modern-day people feel somewhat at odds with the fast pace, the cold technologically advanced world, and they are seeking for some kind of spiritual comfort food, spiritual soul food – and so they go to churches, because they want to comfort their soul. And the church is in the business of saving souls. The spiritual deprivation and the coldness of the world that people feel is somewhat remedied, were taken care of, when people go to church. The promise that somehow the divine will look after each and every one of us if we go to church is a wonderful promise for a lot of people and that is why they go to church and tithe. They want to hope for something better.

15. But when you talk about brothels, human trafficking, becoming extremely profitable – at a time when we are suffering severe economic recession, we realize that this is an area of our society that exploits the soul. It is an exploitation of the soul. It destroys the soul of the person, of the individual, and turns them into empty carcasses, the living dead that we see all around us.

16. In Jin Nim's dear friend who is a famous documentary film maker. He produces a lot of shows for the major networks – especially HBO. His friend is a musician who was invited to perform in Moscow. This friend went to Moscow to perform at one of the clubs and while he was there he met a Russian translator who was 17 or 18. When he met her she was extremely excited about meeting someone from America. She shared how she was approached by a management company that was going to take care of her, set her up with a place to live, connect her with people who would give her a legitimate job, and she would be able to find her own way working in conjunction with this management company – and she was scheduled to go to the United States. As this musician was listening to her story he thought that something did not smell right. When he came back to America he did some research and realized that this management company was a sham, a scam, it was a way of bringing girls for human trafficking.

17. And so he, being a musician, wanted to give a voice to these young girls who did not have a voice, who are pushed into this slavery like existence – almost herded like cattle – this type of work that abused them, used them, and threw them out. And so he felt it was his calling to write music about human trafficking and the atrocities that are taking place. So together with some journalists, who put their life on the line, who went above and beyond the journalist ethic, that you don't get emotionally involved in the story that you are writing about, he implored them to go undercover and go to these places where the exploitation is taking place. And so In Jin Nim's friend was asked to do a video on human trafficking and he sent In Jin Nim his work, wanting her input.

18. And when In Jin Nim saw the gravity of the exploitation that is taking place, she was totally shocked. We hear bits and pieces of people in the sex slave, sex trade, being exploited – sometimes it's a column in the New York Times, or maybe a little subtitle under a picture in the Daily News. It is something that we feel is very, very far from us. We definitely empathize with the people who are suffering, but many times we don't do anything about it, because it is something that is seemingly so alien to most of us as we go about our daily business of raising families and wanting to provide a good home for our family and our children. But when you realize and when you look at the documented exploitation that is taking place – girls that are as young as three years old who are being sold as sex slaves – the documentary video reveals going beyond the storefront, beyond the alley that connects to the storefront, that takes these Johns, these gentlemen, into these dimly lit rooms where there are 20 to 30 of these young girls age 4 – 8, are waiting to be sold.

19. The things that they were asking the girls were unbelievable. These girls were incredibly young, they should be playing in Gymboree or at McDonald's or in Central Park – but they were being herded like cattle into this dimly lit room. They were taught the 'important' English, the English that will get them selected for that hour, for that moment – words like – (because they are tiny children) – because the Johns will ask the girls if they "boom boom?" (meaning do you have sexual intercourse) – to a 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 year old girl. And they answer "Yes, yes, I boom boom." They're saying that in English, "I boom boom really good. Pick me!"

20. This is not a movie, this is the reality of what is taking place in the lives of a lot of young girls all across the world. You realize that they are using baby language, like boom boom – so to the young girls who don't know anything else, who don't know it's wrong, they think it is something they have to do in order to get food and have a place to stay. The journalist was asking, "do you boom boom?" And the girls answered "yes I boom boom, I boom boom good, good boom boom." The journalist also asked, "do you Yum Yum (meaning do you provide oral sex)" and three girls rushed to the journalist and grabbed his leg and said "I Yum Yum, I Yum Yum really good!"

21. When you see this you cannot help but to cry your eyes out because you realize that something like this is taking place somewhere in the world. These little girls, and they are getting younger every year, these little girls are being asked to boom boom and yum yum to these people who come away from their countries, travel to different places like Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, all these different areas so that they are away from their families and society – because they are afraid of what people might say when they go to these countries to exploit young girls. This is taking place with our husbands, our sons, and our fathers.

22. When you see what is taking place in the world – and we are thinking this only takes place in faraway lands. But one of the biggest problems and one of the fastest growing problems in America is human trafficking, in the capital of our country, in Washington DC – in the suburbs, young girls are being sold and bought right before our eyes.

23. When you think about what is taking place, when you think about the kind of exploitation that is taking place, we have to ask ourselves a couple of things. One of the things that we have to ask ourselves is, "who are these Johns, who are these people that are giving money to these businesses that allows them to not just exist but to thrive – incredibly so. And so there is a continuous flow of these innocent young girls and boys who are thrown into this kind of a career. And their chances for a really decent life are ravaged from them from a very very young age.

24. When you think about how the moral fiber of society has degenerated to such an extent that we look the other way while all of this is taking place, we have to ask ourselves, if we really want to change the world, if we really want to build ideal families and help people develop moral character – which is really the only way we are going to solve these problems? A lot of politicians say, "let's try this program – anytime a John gets caught in the act let's send the files of the report to his family and may be that might have the Johns suffer the consequences of their actions and make sure they don't do it anymore." Different countries have tried this method, trying to take care or fix the problem from the effects of moral degeneration, and the end result is always the same. Not only does it not stop them, it just makes them go further undercover, and the brothels more undercover, and these girls are put into more severe situations where it is worse and more difficult for them. And so a lot of countries have had to take a good look at themselves and ask themselves the question, how are we going to solve this problem?

25. It is one of the biggest problems in every country. It is one of the biggest problems in our modern-day era, especially with the advent of the Internet. At least before, in In Jin Nim's generation, if people wanted pornography they had to have the courage to go to the shop and either steal the magazine or get your friends to get it for you – or somehow you had to do something out of the ordinary to obtain materials like that. But nowadays with the Internet pornography is at your fingertips.

26. And a lot of parents are in denial. They think their child is a healthy young man – "of course they would not buy or look at things like that." Even though they are thinking that it might happen, many parents do not own up to the reality of the situation and really talk or work with their son and daughter through it.

27. What we really need to do is to educate what pornography does to our civilization, where pornography comes from, and, do our children really know that when they buy different services on the Internet, because they want a quick fix, or quick private couple of hours on the computer with all the photography available, do they really know where their money is going? Do they know that it is helping to fund the industry that continually exploits young man and woman as young as three years old. We as families need to talk to our children and help them morally reason through their immediate impulse of wanting to do whatever they want on the Internet, by helping them think through what the consequences of their actions are – that every time they click on the computer and go to that site and buy some time they are giving money to these people, all around the world, who continue to exploit, abuse, and murder these young people who are incredibly hungry. And they are sold by their families for a quick profit – to put money on the table. Their families are actually the ones who are abusing them. Their families that see them as something to be exploited.

28. We need to be cognizant of what we are doing. Our True Father often talks about how the greatest power in the universe is love. And one of the reasons why our church emphasizes the importance of the blessing and the importance of having that loving relationship with your spouse and with your family, and how it is important to prepare to be that great spouse to the man or to the woman that you are going to call your eternal partner.

29. Father and mother are providing, or giving something to the world, that is absolutely necessary. In a way every child that In Jin Nim saw being exploited on the documentary film was born as an eternal son and daughter of God. They are no different from us. They are no different. They are no different from our children. They could be your children's playmate, the ones that you see on the playground, but because of this industry that exists, that continually preys on young men and women, that feasts on young men or women, we as a society need to ask ourselves, how do we tackle this monster? Do we try to put it into balls and chains? If you put it in balls and chains it will fight harder, it will fight more violently and viciously to break out of its chains.

30. The only way we are going to solve this societal problem is by addressing the root of the problem. And the root of the problem is the dysfunctionality of the home, the degeneration of the home, no concept of each individual as being that holy son and daughter of God, each child being that handiwork, every one of them, of God. If we are going to be a movement that wants to usher in a world of peace and love and harmony, we need to be the movement to really exemplify what we are saying. We need to be the movement that helps our children through the moral educational process, to help them reason through, morally, the consequences of their actions. Instead of thinking that the most important thing is the gratification of sexual desire – is to help our children realize that the most important thing is true love. And in the context of a beautiful relationship between a husband and wife – sexual love can be the most beautiful, most fulfilling, most satisfying –and that is just it – in the right context.

31. Our young people are being inundated each and every day by different advertising companies, different campaigns, that tell them, "this is what a woman should look like, this is what you need to be looking at when you look at a man." And the problem with pornography is, not only does it exploit men and women and young children, but it teaches the watcher, the audience, the one who is viewing the pornography – to look at human beings as body parts and not as a temple of God, a divine temple, where something as beautiful as sexual love can be communicated and shared in the context of a loving and beautiful relationship.

32. In a way, if we inundate ourselves with constant visual images of everybody having sex – in pornography everybody is having sex, it lowers our inhibitions and makes us think that everybody is doing it and therefore I should do it. It makes us think and teaches us to look at another human being, not as a human being, but as something, an object, that is a means to gratify our own sexual desires and impulses. And when it is left unfettered, when it is left unchecked, then you are going to think, "the Internet doesn't give me the rush anymore," so you go out for the real thing. You travel abroad and take a tour – there are literally sex tours that take you to different countries for the sole purpose of gratifying our sexual desires, and exploiting these children from different countries. And many times people learn to think – "they don't look like me, so they are not really like me. They are not my race – so maybe that race was made to please me, gratify me, for me to exploit." There is a disconnect, not realizing that the person you are exploiting happens to be a child of God themselves.

33. When we see what is taking place we have to ask ourselves what is going to happen in the lives of these victims. And victims come in all forms and sizes. It doesn't matter where you are, things like this are taking place each and every day. What can the victims do? How are they going to rise up and away from what they have been through, from what they have suffered through, and not turn into a ball of hate, that totally hates the world, and hates the life that we are in – but somehow rise above it and look at another day as an opportunity for life?

34. When we really think about what we need to do in terms of helping these victims, we realize that the first and most important thing – dealing with our families, dealing with adolescents, with kids who might have a severe problem with pornography – we as the parents need to take them aside and say, "you know, you are a young healthy male (or female) and we know you are curious about your sexuality. But we need to think about what you are doing, we need to talk through what you are doing every time you log onto the Internet and you buy their services." We need to ask ourselves – "what would you do if that happened to be your daughter 20 years from now? What would you do if the person that is turning you on the Internet is your sister? Would you want your sister to be in that production? Would you want your sister or your family or your daughters to be exploited like that?" We have to help our child through a hypothetical, and how they might feel if what they're watching is someone who is incredibly dear to them. "If that company were exploiting our mothers, our daughters, our sisters, how would I feel?"

35. We have to own up to the fact, if we want to change the world we have to be the agent of change. In the context of a family, where we deal with the different issues that arise – to become that glowing family we so desire, we have to ask our children and our young people – there has to be a willingness to forgive, to forgive ourselves. That is the first step in being that agent of change, when you are dealing with a monster like pornography on the Internet.

36. Any healthy young man or woman is going to be curious about sexuality, but there is a difference between being curious and being addicted. When we find ourselves being addicted to the problem we have to have the courage to look at our fears and our insecurities in the face and say, "I forgive you. I forgive me for having done these things. But now that I have gone through the moral reasoning as to why I do not want to do it, even if my impulse is incredibly powerful, I now know that every time I log on, every time I buy the service, I am giving money to an institution, the worldwide institutionalized human trafficking, and I'm helping and supporting the exploitation of young men and women and children."

37. If we really take a moment to think through what that tap on the computer is going to do, affecting hundreds and thousands of people's lives all around the world, then, any decent conscientious person is going to think twice about it. And any decent conscientious person is going to want to work through their addiction, work through the difficulty so that they can become a whole and a healthy person who is preparing to have a healthy sexual relationship with a very important and precious person -- whom you are going to call your spouse, with whom you are going to build a beautiful family that is going to be incest free, abuse free, and filled with love and nurturing supportive environment that can really usher in and raise children that are worthy of bringing in this new millennium.

38. We need to think, we need to help our young people, and our husbands, and brothers, and fathers, think through what is taking place in their life – if they choose to touch that button, if they choose to throw money that way – and make them face the reality – "do you really want to support an industry that teaches a 4,5,6,7,8 year old child to boom boom well, to yum yum well?" Any decent person, anybody with a conscience, no matter how incredible your sexual desire at that time might be, anyone who has a conscience, who knows that they are eternal sons and daughters of God, cannot say, "I don't care."

39. There has to be a willingness, first and foremost, to look at the problem in the face and forgive ourselves. We need to forgive before we can take the next step. In the next step – we have to tell ourselves, "living for the sake of others is really an opportunity to practice mind over body." We have to practice mind over body. And one of the most difficult things is dealing with our sexual desire. How do I practice mind over body so that instead of looking at that woman as body parts, I look at that woman as a beautiful daughter of God, someone's sister, somebody's future mother, somebody that deserves to be honored in their dignity as a divine creature of God. How do we practice this in our daily life? We practice that by applying and practicing and exercising mind over body.

40. This is why when Lovin' Life Min. introduces ballroom dancing and for the first time encourages male and female contact – basically we are trying to look at each other as, not body parts, not something you can take, abuse, and manipulate for your own exploitation, but see them as a beautiful child of God, a beautiful sister and a brother who you can have a wonderful time with – as long as you honor them as such, as the beautiful handiwork of God.

41. Yes, when you put a whole group of attractive young men and women together, there are going to be crushes, they're going to be checking out and looking, but if we can encourage healthy social interaction with the opposite sex, stressing at the same time the need to look at each other, not as something to exploit but something to honor and respect, something to celebrate – then we teach our young people to not look at each other as body parts, but we teach them to appreciate a sister and a brother, or a wonderful time that they can have together on the dance floor – learn how to talk to a woman, learn how to talk to a man, so that socially and emotionally you can be prepared for a healthy relationship when you go towards the blessing.

42. In Jin Nim has known a lot of blessed couples and children who have no ability to communicate once they are blessed and married, because they have never had any kind of social interaction with the opposite sex. Many of them have gone through periods where they were severely addicted to pornography and feeling incredibly guilty, faced with the inability to forgive themselves, so they do not know how to rid themselves of their problem and what ends up happening is that the problem follows them into their marriage, into a new and blessed relationship.

43. The healthy interaction, and learning how to look at the power of sexuality in a healthy way, in a holistic way, is necessary to prepare our children to have that great experience and loving relationship in the context of a marriage.

44. By encouraging our youth and our fathers and our mothers and our sisters and brothers – first and foremost, be that agent of change. "Be your own change that you want to see in the world," said Gandhi. Tell yourself, "I am going to practice mind over body. I am going to practice true love. I'm going to apply true love in my life by living to be a person that is not like a radioactive substance let loose out in the wilderness, but I am going to be that contained, properly channeled, incredible source of energy, source of love, that I want to share with the world. I want to start loving, and want to start practicing true love in my life by deciding first to forgive myself."

45. Another thing we all need to think about in raising families, and in combating this problem that we're all dealing with on different levels and in different segments of our lives, we have to realize that once you forgive and once you decide to really practice true love – once that decision is made there has to be a level of commitment. In a way mind over body – not only are we going to practice love, but we are going to practice commitment to this decision that we made, each and every day.

46. What else are we going to do, other than forgive and love? We are going to learn how to unite, unite in the sense that we are going to learn how to work together with the opposite sex in a healthy way. We are going to learn how to work as fathers and mothers, as brothers and sisters, as different members of the family respecting each other's divinity, respecting each other as that temple of God. And instead of thinking how can I exploit this relationship, exploit and manipulate the situation, we are going to think of ways, how can we work together, with me deciding to deal with my problems, my addiction to pornography – I am going to start changing my life. I'm going to start by forgiving myself first and foremost, releasing me from the bondage of guilt that I place myself under, take myself out of the closet, look at my guilt and insecurities in the face and say, 'you know what, starting from today I'm going to love. I'm going to love those girls that have no future. I'm going to love those girls that have no voice. I'm going to love them as my divine sister, as my divine daughter, and as my divine mother, and I am going to do that by honoring them as the beautiful feminine that they are and decide not to further exploit them by utilizing them to satisfy my immediate sexual impulses, that day, that hour, or that minute. And then I'm going to tell myself, not only am I going to love them, but I am going to unite my family around me, I'm going to unite my society around me, I am going to unite my world around me, and stress the importance of moral education, stress the importance of moral reasoning, the ability to think through what we are confronted with, the ability to not just act impulsively, but to ask ourselves the question, "if we act, what will it result in?"

47. And if we clearly know that exploitation of this kind results in 4,5, 6 and 7 year old girls learning what boom boom and yum yum means, then we have to work together as a society to raise healthy young men and women who have the ability to practice mind over body, who have the power and the depth to deal with the impulses and push it through a constructive channel in the context of a beautiful loving relationship. That is the only way we are going to change the world, the only way we are going to liberate these women and men.

48. The problems that take place in the Philippines, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries and Africa, they are not worlds apart in the sense that we belong to one family. When one is exploited we are all exploited. When one is abused we are all abused. When one is manipulated we are all manipulated. Because, that person is not just an island unto themselves. They have friends, colleagues, and families that their lives affect.

49. In Jin Nim thought it was incredibly heart-wrenching because her friend zoomed in on one girl who is 12 years old and she has been set to work ever since she was five – and he found her in the squalor of this tiny little room, incredibly dirty and dingy – the sheets looked like they had not been washed for centuries – and they zoomed in on this girl because her walls were plastered with pictures of Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and all the great singers of the world. When you see the wall of this young girl you realize that she is no different from any other 12-year-old who is so excited about their favorite artists, favorite singer. And you realize that this girl in this dingy squalor of her room was living a reality that was fantasy for her.

50. It was something that she had conjured up – like in the movie Matrix – we don't know what is reality and what is not reality. When they are hooked up to a pod, and that is the real existence -- and that is the reality that is manufactured or created that we experience as real. What the girl was doing was exactly that. The life of a young child prostitute is like being hooked up to a pod where you are not really living, you are basically sleeping your life away, like the walking dead. That world is so foreign to her – and so she has manufactured this alter reality in which she lives in a fantasy world in which she is communing and being entertained by these different artists.

51. And you realize more and more that, it's not just this girl that is in a brothel in Southeast Asia, but a lot of our youngsters are living that Matrix-like existence – in the sense that the real world is too painful, too difficult. It's much easier to lie in a pod and sleep life away -- while you live a fantasy life that you manufacture for yourself. And sooner or later you have to deal with, when does fantasy overrides reality? When does reality cease to exist? When do I cease to exist? Because without my fantasy I and in essence dead, I am not living.

52. We realize that for a lot of people the pod can represent many different things, it can represent a life that we no longer are facing because it is just too difficult. Some of the issues that arise in a family are too difficult, it's much easier to sleep in our pod, sleep through our reality, because we have created this alter fantasy like reality where we don't really tackle the problems that are in our family, the problems that exist amongst our kids, because we have created a world in which we don't have to.

53. The whole point of developing and building ideal families is that we have to unhook ourselves from the pod and really start living the reality that we want to substantiate. That pod can be an addiction of sorts to denial. That pod can represent total denial of what is taking place in our families. It can represent a career that we are so engrossed in that we are not really living. We are functioning but not really living.

54. What God hopes in all of us is for us to fulfill the destinies, the blueprints that he has for each and every one of us. We were not meant to just sleep through our lives hooked up to some kind of a pod. We were not meant to create fantasies out of our realities. We were meant to create a reality of life that is real, real life that is tangible – with the good and the bad, with the joy and tribulations that help us rub up against each other and help us grow as a deep and strong and compassionate and profound son and a daughter of God.

55. It says in Isaiah 40:31, those of you who have hope, those of you who have hope will have renewed strength. Why will you have renewed strength? Because as long as you have hope in the Lord you will have renewed strength and you will soar like the eagle, you'll run without growing weary, and you will walk without growing faint. What the Bible means through this is that there is a way out of our excessive behavior and our addictive behavior, and the change starts in our finding hope. It starts by developing a relationship with the divine, by reclaiming our relationship with our Heavenly Father – and then we will soar on the wings of Eagles. We will have the courage to soar.

56. The interesting thing about Eagles is Eagles do not fly in flocks. They have the courage to fly alone, they have the courage to face their fears and fly alone. Regardless of what we struggle through in life there are moments when we do things together as a group, we do things together as a family, but sometimes when we are dealing with our own demons, working on mind-body unity, we need to learn how to fly and soar alone, majestically like an eagle. And we need to run towards the destinies that are waiting for us and not grow weary. And we need to learn how to walk without growing faint.

57. In Jin Nim likes to say, whenever she wants to take a walk, when she wants some fresh air – the initial feeling of walking away from home is incredible, but after a fantastic walk there is nothing like the feeling that you get when you are on your way home, when you've decided I'm going to come home, when we have decided I am going to forgive myself, I'm going to reclaim my relationship with my God, my Heavenly Parent, and I am going to run back home to my Heavenly Father, I'm going to walk my way back home to my Heavenly Father, I am going to have the courage to work on myself, have the courage to fly solo, work on that individual responsibility of mind over body – because ultimately, it doesn't matter where we are in life or where we go, we always want to come back home.

58. "Brothers and sisters we need to realize that we are living in an incredible time with our True Parents, the incredible time of the breaking news, but it also means – it is not just the time when we share, but it is the time when we need to start looking at the different things we are dealing with and give each other the tools to work through these problems and encourage our youth to forgive, love, and unite, and overcome their difficulties, their addictions and obsessions by helping them to walk through the road of moral reasoning, to realize what their actions actually result in by constantly supporting and feeding money to an industry that preys on the future of our world. Children are our future. They need to be a generation of peace, not a generation of exploited young men and women."

59. "This is the reason why True Parents are incredibly important at this time. They are not here to bandage the effects of the problem society is dealing with, they are here to address the root of the problem. They're here to clean up from the beginning, from the root of all the societal ills that are wrought from a dysfunctional family. And so the work they will do in dealing with our families contributes incredibly to building this ideal world, because if we can be responsible for each of our families, one family at a time, as a cornerstone, the building block of our society, then the world that we so long for is in our hands."

60. "Brothers and sisters, talk to your family, encourage your family, encourage everyone to forgive, love, and unite. And know that we are living in a blessed time. This is a time when we can heal the wounds that are separating our children, separating us with our parents, separating us with our relatives – a whole lot of healing needs to take place if we are going to usher in that beautiful world of peace, love, and harmony."

61. "There is a wonderful quote that the poet Rumi said, "there is a moon in all of us, learn how to live with it as your companion." There is a moon in all of us in that our Father and Mother, the Rev. and Dr. Sun Myung Moon have taught us well and their teachings live in all of our lives. So all we have to do is appreciate that teaching, become a great companion to it, grow together and start building something wonderful, and change our world in the process by changing ourselves."

62. "Brothers and sisters have a wonderful Sunday and let's all go home to our Heavenly Parent, Thank you!"


Isaiah, chapter 40

1: Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

2: Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and cry to her
that her warfare is ended,
that her iniquity is pardoned,
that she has received from the LORD's hand
double for all her sins.

3: A voice cries:
"In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD,
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

4: Every valley shall be lifted up,
and every mountain and hill be made low;
the uneven ground shall become level,
and the rough places a plain.

5: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together,
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

6: A voice says, "Cry!"
And I said, "What shall I cry?"
All flesh is grass,
and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.

7: The grass withers, the flower fades,
when the breath of the LORD blows upon it;
surely the people is grass.

8: The grass withers, the flower fades;
but the word of our God will stand for ever.

9: Get you up to a high mountain,
O Zion, herald of good tidings;
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,
lift it up, fear not;
say to the cities of Judah,
"Behold your God!"

10: Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might,
and his arm rules for him;
behold, his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him.

11: He will feed his flock like a shepherd,
he will gather the lambs in his arms,
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.

12: Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure
and weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?

13: Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD,
or as his counselor has instructed him?

14: Whom did he consult for his enlightenment,
and who taught him the path of justice,
and taught him knowledge,
and showed him the way of understanding?

15: Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
and are accounted as the dust on the scales;
behold, he takes up the isles like fine dust.

16: Lebanon would not suffice for fuel,
nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

17: All the nations are as nothing before him,
they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

18: To whom then will you liken God,
or what likeness compare with him?

19: The idol! a workman casts it,
and a goldsmith overlays it with gold,
and casts for it silver chains.

20: He who is impoverished chooses for an offering
wood that will not rot;
he seeks out a skilful craftsman
to set up an image that will not move.

21: Have you not known? Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

22: It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

23: who brings princes to nought,
and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.

24: Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows upon them, and they wither,
and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

25: To whom then will you compare me,
that I should be like him? says the Holy One.

26: Lift up your eyes on high and see:
who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
calling them all by name;
by the greatness of his might,
and because he is strong in power
not one is missing.

27: Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
"My way is hid from the LORD,
and my right is disregarded by my God"?

28: Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary,
his understanding is unsearchable.

29: He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.

30: Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;

31: but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.

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