Sun Myung Moon's Speeches from 2002
Subject: 15th Segye Tongil Guk Kae Cheon Il (Day of the Opening of Heaven for the Nation of the Unified World
Sun Myung Moon
October 12, 2002
Title: 15th Segye Tongil Guk Kae Cheon Il (Day of the Opening of Heaven for the Nation of the Unified World) at the world leaders' meeting.
As we are in the second year of the Cheon Il Guk, in the Age of the Realm of Life for the Unity and Completed Settlement of the Parents of Heaven and Earth, we pray for God and True Parents' blessing and love for all worldwide leaders and members. This is to inform you of the 15th Day of the Opening of Heaven for the Nation of the Unified World centrally celebrated in Korea with our victorious True Parents on October 3rd, as well as the directions issued at the world leaders' meeting.
1. 15th Segye Tongil Guk Kae Cheon Il (Day of the Opening of Heaven for the Nation of the Unified World)
True Parents celebrated the 15th Day of the Opening of Heaven for the Nation of the Unified World at the Central Training Center, Sutaek-ri, Guri City, beginning with the pledge ceremony, followed by the commemoration service and concluding with evening entertainment at the Little Angels Performing Arts Center.
1.1 Pledge Ceremony
In addition to the various representative bows performed customarily at the pledge ceremony, the family of IIFWP International Chairman Rev. Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak jointly offered a prayer representing all chief priests (Unification Church leaders), tribal leaders and Ambassadors for Peace.
In a most ardent benediction, True Father prayed, Centering on Korea, Japan, and America and 189 member nations of the UN, Father, bless all these nations so that You can have the ideal world as the expansion of the family of Your dominion. The spiritual world and the physical world in which Your Will is completed should evolve into the liberated Heavenly Kingdom. I truly hope that You can bless this day to make a historic mark as a turning point for all the blessed families in the spiritual world and in the physical world to unite and the Parents of Heaven and the Parents of Earth to unite. May all Your wishes be granted. I pray that You can accept this Day of the Opening of Heaven as representing the Cheon Il Guk in the era in which You hold the subjective authority to purge away all the evil roots on earth and even for Satan to give in."
1.2 Commemoration Service
In his commemorative address, Father stressed that we were now living in a most important age of great revolutionary change in which to enact the Heavenly Constitution and to pass divine legislation. During this momentous transition, blessed families must renounce their own ideas of who they are and fulfill their responsibilities by creating one heart, one body and one mind (Il Shim, Il Che, Il Nyeom) with God and True Parents by putting absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience into practice. Father also reiterated the importance of living the contents of the Family Pledge as exemplary representative families.
1.3 Evening Entertainment
The evening entertainment, which kicked off at six o'clock at the Little Angels Performing Arts Center with the arrival of True Parents, featured a string of highly colorful performances which included a fifty-strong Second Generation children's choir as well as a presentation by Buddhist monks expressing their hopes of bringing about one world transcending religious differences.
2. World Leaders' Meeting
Reports (6 a.m., October 4th, Central Training Center)
The meeting for worldwide leaders and members, which began with Hoon Dok Hae with about three thousand in attendance, marked the 48th Commemoration Day of True Father's release from Seodaemun prison in South Korea. After cutting the congratulatory cake, Father addressed the gathering.
Father spoke mainly on the meaning of the blessed families. He emphasized that people must intermarry to dissolve the resentment between enemies and that representative families are the true owners of the nation and of heaven; hence, they must become bridges anew.
Father also said, "As in the Bible, you shouldn't be concerned about what to drink, what to eat or what to wear. Families representing heaven and earth with one heart, one body and one mind have the heavenly tribal values." Father also directed that we teach Korean language, history, providential history and True Parents' ideology to all peoples of the world, as he had directed President Hwang. He also said that we must cross national boundaries for the sake of peace.
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