Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Four - True Family
Chapter Two - The Way of Love in the Family
Section 5. The Grandfather is in the Position of God in the Family

Today, the American system is a paradise for the young but not a paradise for the elderly. Because the American system is a paradise for young men and women -- yet neither a paradise for children nor a paradise for grandfathers and grandmothers -- everyone there is digging pits of hell that will lead them to ruin. This is happening because the American system does not fit the original form. (107-328, 1980.6.8)

In American families, the grandfather has to telephone the son before visiting him. What do people generally prefer? What would you like? When a beautiful daughter-in-law, with a loving heart, tries to buy the gray haired grandparents something better than she buys her loving husband, how beautiful and lovely this is! Although the grandparents are full of wrinkles, what a splendid sight it is when a pretty daughter-in-law buys them things with even more joy than the joy she feels when she buys things for her beloved husband!

Before long, the grandparents will give her everything they have kept hidden inside -- everything to do with love. Who is the oldest grandfather in the world? It is God. So you learn love for that Grandfather from your own grandfather. By learning such a tradition, you can receive the treasure of love from all the secret storage rooms of the Grandfather God. How wonderful that will be! (107-328, 1980.6.8)

Representing God, a grandfather and grandmother are the most experienced in the world. They do not sleep very long because they are old. So you should think, "Oh, my grandfather is God who protects my family without sleeping! My grandfather has become old by protecting us! I can see his age by the wrinkles on his face." This is a beautiful thought. If you have such an old grandfather and grandmother in your family, your house will not catch fire or be robbed.

If the grandparents are not sleeping, what are they doing? They are praying. They pray, "Oh God, bless my sons and daughters. Please bless them." While praying, they will guide you, saying, "Hey, so-and-so, it is dangerous to go out today. Please listen to me." They will let you know, "Do not go out today!" "Do not fight!" "Son, do not go anywhere." "Daughter and daughter-in-law, do not go far today." So do you think the grandchildren need such grandparents or not? When they love each other, the grandmother and grandfather will dance, the mother and father will dance, and the brothers and sisters will dance together. Those who live using this as their model are protected by the universe. If someone were to try to kill such a person, the universe would automatically prevent it. (107-326, 1980.6.8)

Parents need to get permission from the grandfather before sending their grandson anywhere. Parents cannot simply do whatever they want. This is because the grandfather stands in the position of God. (107-326, 1980.6.8) 

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