The Words of the Sun Myung Moon from 2012
Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han – July 5, 2012
Note: These notes are taken from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an "official" publication of True Father's words. However, they do provide a good idea of the "spirit" of the message. -- Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Mrs. McDevitt read Father's speech from the Sermon of the Rev. Moon volume 55. After the reading, Mr. No Hee Park made a report on the Little Angels and UBC (Universal Ballet Company), and the following is a part of his report.
"As you know, June 25 is the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War (1950), and in 2010 we had the 60th anniversary of the war when we had a performance in 16 combatant nations. But in the US, it is July 27, which is the end of the Korean War (1953), that they commemorate every year, and so the next year they will have the 60th anniversary of the War. This year the US commemorated the 59th anniversary of the war and the Korean government officially sent the Little Angles to the US to express their gratitude towards the US. So one of the Little Angels team has been in the US until July 30th participating in various events representing Korea.
In 2010, Father gave us $10 million for the performance in the 16 nations, but the Korean government didn't pay attention to the Little Angels in the beginning. But during the tour, they saw the great response from the audience in those nations, and a government official came to join us when we were in England. In the past 50 years, the Little Angles have visited 55 nations including the Soviet Union and North Korea, for the performance of 6,000 times in total and with a media coverage of 5,000 times in total. Based on that foundation in which they could show the beauty of the culture of Korea, God's fatherland, the Korean government which had finally came to realize the value of them, officially sent the Litt le Angels to the US for the 59th anniversary there. Another team of the Little Angels will perform today and tomorrow at Yeosu for the World Expo, where the UBC had done their performance five times.
As you know, the Korean wave (한류/韓流), such as K-pop and Korean food, has been sweeping, not only Japan but also many countries in Europe, and I would like to say the establishment of the Little Angels in 1962 is the very origin of it. 1962 was several years after the Korean War and no Korean could dream of traveling the world those days. For example, to make a passport took more than three months. I think the recent Korean wave is in accordance with God's providence in which Father proclaimed that Korea is God's fatherland.
Regarding UBC, we had a wonderful performance of 'Sleeping Beauty' at the Sejong Cultural Center in March this year. The center has 3,000 seats and we had it for five days with almost a full audience every day, which was a great surprise to the people in the ballet field in Korea. From July 7 to 14, they performed 'Romeo and Juliet" of Sir MacMillan version in Korea. In order to do it, the license from the Kenneth MacMillan Foundation is necessary. We negotiated with the foundation for the past two years and because of our standard and quality of performance, they finally gave us the license. This happened in Korea for the first time. 30 years ago, the Royal Ballet of England came to Korea to perform this, and all the ballet-related people in Korea had waited for the performance during the period. This time, there had been media coverage of 200 in total before our performance, which was unprecedented in the 28-year history of UBC, and all the media praised the UBC after the performance."
Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han – July 5, 2012
Below are some of Father's words given after the report.
"Yesterday, I met 150 ambassadors for peace for 15 minutes, who have been listening to the lectures by Jeong Ok Yu. I thanked them for the fact that they know protocol. They are from Cheolla provinces, aren't they? ('Yes.') They are younger than me by 10 to 15 years and they were so energetic and encouraged me saying 'Let's go forward!' The Unification church won't perish. It will never perish. I made a promise in my teens and walked this path until now, and the time will come when I go to the spirit world. I am preparing myself for that every day."
"The spirit world, and even God, are following behind us. It sounds like a lie but it is true. I Blessed five sages and thousands of their disciples. They don't appear in public but read my sermons every night."