The Prayers of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon - Volume 3: The Determination Volume
Please Let Us Become A Movement Which Remains By Having Endured And Endured
Sun Myung Moon
March 22, 1964
It is regrettable and lamentable that you have to go forward with a sorrowful heart.
You are a being to be pitied. You are a being who has been mistreated. We know that human beings have at least a way to betray you and turn their backs on you, but since you do not have a way to betray us or to turn your back on us, you have gone on and on. We dare to say we know well the way of our father who has no need of the word "retreat". How anxious, how serious, how pressed your mind must be! Wanting to become genuine sons and daughters of filial piety, and faithful subjects and virtuous women, we have knelt down and bowed our heads before you. Please allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to repent for the past when we were not able to appeal to you asking to become like parts of garments or like rocks that are able to go the way of the cross.
The lonely Unification movements in each area are appealing to you, Father. They know your commands. We know that you are in the frustrating situation of having to urge and spur their footsteps along their way, even though they know the course they must go. We know that the people who endure and remain at that point will be blessed by you, Father, but those who fall away will be accused by later generations, and will lament. Father, please let us have bold and courageous minds, and please allow us to become a movement which remains to the end having endured and endured.
We also know that your steps as you go are faster than we can imagine. Your mind is such that if we have done a thousand things, you want to order us to do ten thousand. We know that your mind is such that you are looking for sons and daughters who stand in a position of being able to be helped by you. We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become genuine sons and daughters in relation to the Will, and to be able to genuinely receive everything that you have told us today.
In order to find you, we will have to become sons and daughters of filial piety, and in order to find that nation, we will have to become loyal subjects and virtuous women. That idea is holy, but the way we go is one of misery. The content is beautiful, but it has appeared as a path of death. It has been a path on which we had to have hope inside even while going the path of death. As you are doing that, we, who are your children, have to do that, and as you are going that kind of way, we, too, must go that kind of way of destiny. Therefore, please let us not become exhausted along this road, have indefatigable hearts, and be decided as the final victors. Please let us become a movement which remains by persevering and enduring until the day when we can receive the blessing, the day of rest when you can say, "You have now won the victory; you belong to me, and all heaven and earth belong to you, who are my sons and daughters." We earnestly hope that you will allow us to become a movement which participates in the suffering until we greet that day. We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
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