Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Fourteen - A Life Of True Filial Piety
Chapter Seven - God and True Parents
Section 1. True Parents Are the Model of Loyalty and Filial Piety

We might call Jesus Christ the King of kings, the Lord of lords, or the main representative of the Absolute Being. However, there is no one who can stand before him and be blessed with the title of loyal subject or patriot. Please understand this. No loyal subject, filial son, or virtuous woman of heaven has yet emerged.

If there is a person who has absolute faith, God would want to bless him and set him up in the highest position from which he could rule heaven and earth. For that to be so, he should be called the most loyal subject and most filial child, and since the believers are called his brides, they have to gain the title of the most virtuous women. God has conducted His providence of restoration for six thousand years, but He has been unable to bless anybody saying, "You are my most loyal subject without equal in all of history" or, "You are truly the filial son that I have been wanting since Genesis." Nor has He been able to bless anyone as His virtuous daughter.

None of the world's nations have become the country possessing the sovereignty that God could designate as His own; none of its families have become the family having True Parents whom God could love and protect eternally; nor has anyone on earth been able to become the true bride or groom whom God could trust eternally.

Thus, from Genesis to the present day, the Creator God has not been able to designate, among the people living on the earth, anyone as His beloved son or daughter, or as His filial child who can represent Heaven and Earth. He has been unable to designate anyone as His loyal subject or as a virtuous woman before Him.

We, who have fallen, long for the nation where we can become the loyal subjects approved by Heaven, and for the world where we can become filial children in the presence of True Parents. This is the original world in which God can embrace us in His bosom as true brides and grooms. This is the greatest goal desired by humankind. (9-102, 1960.4.24)

Since this world is longing for Parents, we are preparing for the day when those Parents will come. The one master, the one parent and the one world are the fruits and goals for which God has endured and toiled for over six thousand years up to the present day. Here, an heir of the heart, who can stand representing his parents, has to appear.

An heir of the heart is not an heir who just talks, or someone who merely appears to be an heir, or one who is having a good time; but rather the one who takes ownership of his parents' sadness and suffering, agonizes and grieves in place of his father, and struggles to establish the way to manifest the duty of loyalty and filial piety before Heaven. Only such people can stand before Heaven. (9-30, 1960.4.3)

The course of history until today has been one of intermittent warfare between good and evil. Faced with such a history, each individual must separate evil from good. It is the individual who holds the key to determine success or failure.

Bear in mind that you are public figures who are to transcend the individual level. In the past, our ancestors worked hard to fulfill their public mission through loyalty and filial piety. So the person who is to inherit the historically great accomplishments of his ancestors must, when it comes to his public mission, be even more loyal than they were. Therefore, if we are going to take on a public mission, we need to have a universal heart and resolve to be examples of loyalty, filial piety, and virtue which transcend history. (11-270, 1961.12.17)

What is a loyal subject? Is it someone who is devoted to his king? No. Know that a loyal subject is someone who knows how to live for the people in the same way that he lives for the king. Then who is a filial son? It is not someone who is devoted to his parents. Know that a filial son is someone who lives for his siblings in the same way that he lives for his parents. Who are true divine children, God's sons and daughters? Divine sons and daughters are those people who seek to live for the sake of everything that is of God, in the same way that they live for His sake.

That's why I say that I will go the way of the divine son. I love God, but I also love all humankind, even my enemy America. Only when I do this will God, who has been watching, be able to say to me, "My son!" I am not a son of any particular country. I was born in Korea, but I am not Korean. I am not a son of Korea. A person to whom God can say, "My son!" is a person who lives for all of humankind in the same way that he lives for God.

Such a person is God's son. Since God is a being who forgets Himself and cares for people, someone who does likewise is His filial child. You have to know this definition clearly. We are people who start out on the path of filial children, progressing by way of the path of loyal subjects or patriots, to reach the path of divine sons and daughters. We are not aspiring to achieve sainthood. Based on such contents, by fulfilling the duty of divine sons and daughters through the duties of filial children and loyal subjects, then what nation would we end up with? The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. A country which lives in this way will go to heaven just as it is. What I mean to say is that putting this into practice was God's ideal of creation. (133-241, 1984.7.19) 

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