Sun Myung Moon's Words From 1959
Father! We know well that Jesus came to this earth, and from the day that he knew the truth and the more time passed, his hope went beyond the family, went beyond the people, went beyond the nation, beyond the world, and even went beyond the infinite spiritual world, having to become one with you, Father. He knew that everything from the beginning to the end had to move together with you, and he went a difficult path, a sorrowful path, the path of the cross, without minding them. Father! All the things we see in front of our eyes look beautiful, but please allow us to realize that those things are merely phenomena that are passing by with us.
We know that the things of the world that we like, that we believe in, and that we depend on are of no help in the world of our mind or in the eternal world of hope. Oh Father! Please allow us to cast aside all these things, and allow only hope centered on you to become the entirety of our lives; and we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow it to become the totality for our entire lives.
We know the fact that we cannot become your sons and daughters if we are not people who go out to the battle and hold on to the fact that living for you and the hope of heading towards you are more precious than anything we have and more precious even than our lives. Please allow us a powerful hope that is able to laugh at even a peak of death and overcome it.
Please do not allow that to remain, just as hope alone, but please let our minds, which are burning with the impact of this hope, to be able to become even stronger. And we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become sons and daughters whose minds and bodies are able to dash towards that path. Please let us realize the fact that unless a person has a strong idea of hope that is for you, unless a person has hope that can overcome even the path of death, you cannot believe in him.
As for our hope today, we know it is not a hope we shall hold on to for a few years and then give up; rather it is a hope we shall hold on to for eternity. And furthermore, we hope and desire that you will allow us to become sons and daughters who know that without this hope, life is not rewarding.
Oh Father! The more we think of you, the more we earnestly hope that you will allow us to have hearts of hope that long for you, hearts of hope that long for your life, and hearts of hope that long for your love.
And until we are established as sons and daughters who can be blessed together with your promise, please do not allow our earnest minds of hope to be taken away in our daily lives along the course of our lives. Since we know that many satans are attacking us in order to take this away, we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to return glory to you, by holding on to the mind of hope you have permitted and by fighting to the end.
We earnestly hope that you will allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to return glory to you, by having held on to your hope and by having fought with many Satans and won on the final battlefield which remains.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.