The Words of Sun Myung Moon from 1977

He who loses his life for my sake will gain it

Sun Myung Moon
May 1, 1977
God's Will and the World
God's Preparation for Our Church, and Its Early Days
Tarrytown, New York
Unofficial Translation

Our bodily life is fleeting away as quickly as despairing early-morning mist. So, let us joyfully give our life as sacrificial offering!

When I discovered the entire meaning and secret of the dispensational history, I felt the teachings of Jesus all the way to my bone. I felt so deeply such words as, "He who finds his Life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it." Not just once but many times you must totally give up your own life. This is the only way for victory. It is best that you give up your life from servant to parents positions, while you go through this path. When you give up your life and thus go beyond the 7-year course victoriously, all of a sudden the universe will go through a sea-change and you will discover you are protected by the entire universe.

I was ready to die for the sake of the mission at any moment during the Washington Monument campaign. I was willing to die for God unconditionally. Thus, I gave my life away completely. Unless you commit yourself to such mindset facing life or death situation, you will never understand the hearts and situations of Jesus, Rev. Moon and God. Only when you face such a desperate situation -- facing the certain death, you can truly know how miserably inadequate you really are. At that time you realize clearly who you are.

You must live seriously your life like that -- rediscovering who you are daily, and considering each day as a brand new day for opportunity, you aspire to developing yourself to reach standards shown by Rev. Moon each and every day. The best way to overcome storms blowing outside is to put yourself down on the lowest possible level, where you can even envy the beggars. Good meals, adequate sleep and comfortable living conditions will only weigh down you. Once placing yourself in the position of servant of servants where you even envy the servant, then you may realize who you are. As you recognize yourself, you can leap forward in your life. 

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