The Words of Sun Myung Moon from 2008

Benediction - The Unity of East, West, South and North

Sun Myung Moon
January 3, 2008
In the Eighth Year of Cheon II Guk

At Cheon Jeong Peace Palace on January 3, Father and Mother gave a special blessing declaration, attended by many members.

Holding hands, True Parents first walked down the center aisle of the room. They then walked back and forth together in all four directions of east, west, south and north before returning to the front. There. just in front of the audience, Father and Mother faced each other and held hands to give the benediction. Before he prayed, Father said.

"Within the unity of all four directions, east, west, south and north, all things will be embraced in True Parents' bosom-a world making a new beginning. Let us pray so that these things can come about."

Father then offered the prayer of blessing with deep emotion and with tears.

Beloved Parent of Heaven and Earth,

You were supposed to be entirely victorious in the world based on love when the ideal of creation coming from the depth of Your heart was realized. You wanted to stretch Your arms to reach out in all directions.

Yet the mistake of Adam and Eve, the ancestors of humankind, which they committed in just one day, compelled You to undergo the bitter history of restoration through indemnity. Because of that one mistake, heaven and earth were submerged in darkness, plunged into a bottomless pit. Human beings lost their clear destination and have wandered in grief and lamentation.

However, Your heart, Father, could not abandon humankind, so You kept watching over us and holding on to us even when we were at the very bottom. You took responsibility for the realization of the ideal You envisaged at the creation, so You had to shoulder the sorrowful history of re-creation in order to liberate us. We, members of the Unification family, know that You were looking forward to establishing someone in the position of the True Parents, united as true husband and wife, in whom Your corporeal and incorporeal substance would become one and in whom true love would settle;

You wanted such a couple to become like an extension of Your body amid all things of the universe. This was Your ardent wish and hope. People did not recognize the sadness in Your heart, but this son of Yours could not forget, through day and night, that humanity has such a universal Parent, one who is more keenly aware than anyone else of the sadness of the history created by the fallen descendants, and who has paved the road of indemnity, who has been teaching, advising, and comforting me on this road of sorrow, and who has not abandoned me even until this day. Thank You, Father, for Your grace in putting me in this position.

Today is January 3 in the eighth year of Cheon Guk. As we enter the unified jubilee years, the seventh and eighth years of Cheon II Guk, based on the Universal Peace Federation, all beings on earth and in heaven are watching the height of heaven and dark depths of hell, because True Parents have lit a candle, a torch, a beacon lighting all those places. We are approaching the position on the horizontal line corresponding to the original garden of Eden before the Fall; we are entering the unified jubilee years of Cheon Il Guk, so, please, Father, guide humankind that we may pass through every precious day that remains until January 13, 2013, and surmount all eight peaks, starting from the individual and family, and stand unashamed in front of You, God, who have been toiling so hard.

I know how difficult traveling down the path of restoration through indemnity is. Heaven knows it too. So as we come together to praise liberation and complete freedom, please forgive all inadequacies that I reported to You in the name of True Parents.

From the depths of Your heart, You have been wishing this world to reach the era of the firm establishment of noon, when there is no darkness, when all families and the entire unified body of the heavenly kingdom can live eternally in the bosom of boundless love. Please instill more of this heart into us, so that we can build the foundation for liberation.

On our path, we still have rigorous expectations to fulfill, and the mission we are called to accomplish requires from us readiness to risk our lives, so please, Father, guide Your children with Your loving heart, I earnestly implore You.

In this hour, nearing noon on January 3, 2008, let all beings on earth and in heaven be embraced in True Parents' bosom. We beseech You to please put the seal of liberation upon us.

We know that the unified realm of God and True Parents' hearts is in fact the realm of liberation and complete freedom, the heavenly kingdom on earth and in heaven, where God can act freely. Please do not abandon us, but protect us so that we may spend each day, month and year of the remaining five years with confidence. I beg You to please urge us and push us, so that we can walk a straight path.

Now, this son of Yours, and this daughter of Yours who is heading toward her seventieth birthday, are determined not to taint their path in any shameful way, but rather to undo the mistakes of the false parent within their lifetimes, even if it means True Parents have to extend their lives of struggle beyond ninety and toward a hundred years. In this hour, we report this determination to You, so please accept it.

These people love True Parents and True Parents love God. Based on this tradition, our hearts are the same wherever we are. Therefore I earnestly implore You to bestow Your special grace of liberation and complete freedom upon all blessed families on the individual level, on the levels of the family, tribe, people, nation, world, heaven and earth, so that they can inherit the authority of princes and princesses of light in the era of noon. Enable them to become one in heart and body with True Parents, so that they can settle in the land of equality and be embraced in the bosom of God and True Parents.

May Heaven mobilize our blessed ancestors to help us reach our lives precious final destination. Please guide us that we may enter the shining world of God's direct dominion, which is blooming with flowers.

I earnestly ask, report and proclaim these things to the universe in the name of True Parents.

Aju. Aju. Aju. 

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