The Words of Sun Myung Moon from 1985
The title of this morning's message is Creation of the Fatherland and God's Day. As you know, today is God's Day and at the same time New Year's Day. This is the eighteenth anniversary of God's Day.
If there had been no fall. God's Day would have been established first, then Parents' Day, then Children's' Day, and then Day of All Things. But because of the fall that order was reversed and God's Day was installed last. If there had been no fall, the first family -- that of Adam and Eve -- would have become the center of all things. God's Day, for example, would have been centered upon that family. The entire universal center would have been based upon Adam and Eve's family.
Adam and Eve's family was supposed to be the one central family in Heaven and on earth, representing the ideal of God. God's nation and world would have been centered upon them. When Adam and Eve walked, it was supposed to represent the path that all of humankind was to walk. When Adam and Eve walked, what about God! Do you think God would say, "Well, my children are going for a walk"? Or wouldn't He want to go walking with them? You cannot see air, but it fills everything; there is no place without air. Think about God in terms of air. Air is composed of certain elements and it can be analyzed scientifically but God's like "super-air" or spiritual air. He is more invisible, more free than air. For that reason, God is truly ubiquitous -- everywhere.
Many people think that material things are solid, but when one looks at them under an electron microscope there are great spaces between the molecules of that material. The human body is a universe of cells. When you walk, you should think that the entire universe is walking and moving. But then when Adam and Eve are taking a walk, shouting out to the universe, "Look at us, universe. We are walking here," would the whole universe be attracted to them? The important thing would be that Adam and Eve are united into one, as one entity, walking. Then the universe would pay attention to them. The entire creation would say, "We want to go together with them." That is because it can feel excited and joyful to be with them.
God is no exception. Why do you think God would like to walk together with Adam and Eve? Have you ever read anywhere in the Bible where God says, "I love money"? Certainly not. Have you read anywhere in the Bible where God says, "What I need is knowledge"? Or "What I need is power"? Certainly not. Those things are not important to God because He already has all the things He needs; by the same token, He can create more of them, as much as He wants. Money, power, and knowledge are valuable only as tools in the consummation of love. They are things to be used for the fulfillment of love; they were never meant to be our goals or our purpose. What is the one thing that God has been desperately searching after? It is true love.
Where does true love come from? It must come to you through the opposite sex. It can never be fulfilled by yourself alone. Love is always flowing from the object, through your give and take. It is something which comes from someone other than yourself. Your duty to give and then love comes to you from others. That is the dynamic of love. Thus we have to serve and live for the sake of others. As you know, God is the creator and we are his created beings. But even God needs an object with which to fulfill His love. Without the give and take action of love, God Himself cannot fulfill His love. For that reason, the position of human beings is equally important as that of God. The object is just as important as the subject, God.
Think of it: God created Adam and Eve for the sake of love. He brought to life Adam on the one hand, and Eve on the other hand. They were His most lovely, charming creatures. Where would God want to take them -- to hell, or to heaven? Certainly, God would want to take them to the highest possible heavenly throne. Do you think God would want to sit upon His Heavenly throne and look at His creatures, saying, "Adam and Eve, you are such lowly creatures. Don't come near me! Get out of here! Go outside and just bow down." Would God say that? No. God would say, "Adam and Eve, my beloved ones, please come here to me. Sit right here beside me and let me embrace you." He would want Adam to stand on His right side and Eve on His left, with perfect freedom to turn around in any position. Turned in one direction, Adam would be in the front and in the other direction, Eve would be in the front. They can turn in any direction, but they will always be one. There is no real value difference between Adam and Eve.
God is a being of dual essentialities. Adam represents one characteristic and Eve represents the other. By uniting together, they can represent the complete image of God. That is why God wants to bring them together into one. When Adam was growing up, he was becoming more and more masculine, a handsome man. His heart was pulsating and his hand was trying to reach out for something. Eve was growing up too. She used to be a little girl, but now she was a teenager with the capability to feel love. She looked at Adam and thought, "I used to think of him as just my elder brother, but somehow my heart is beating faster now. Why is that? Something is happening."
Look at God's universe as His museum of love. Everything within it expresses an aspect of His love. How wonderful a Creator we have! Now you know about true love and you know about the power of the love of God. Does it sound like a good thing to have a family enter into that love of God and dwell forever in it? In that love, the nation wants to dwell. The entire world wants to enter into and dwell forever in that kind of love. The universe, the cosmos, even God Himself wants to enter and dwell forever in that kind of love. All things in the universe -- from God all the way down to the smallest level of the creation -- want to dwell in the state of true love.
Therefore, the most important doctor of all is the doctor of true love. Who is that true love doctor? God is that doctor, along with the True Parent,'..
No matter where you go with true love -- lowly dirty places, among the hungry -- everybody will say yes to true love. There is only one entity who will say no and that is Satan. He is the only one who doesn't want to be around true love.
Are you becoming good students of true love? Even those who are just thinking about true love are on God's side. Those who are actively pursuing true love are on God's and the creation's side -- the side of the universe. In fact, even those who are fighting over the subject of true love are still on God's side. Those who will say that they don't care about true love -- that is Satan.
When you have been wearing the same shoes all day long, walking a lot and so forth, they give off a strong smell when you take them off at night, don't they? That is particularly true of men. Those women who have received the blessing, raise your hands. When your husband comes home from a long, hard day of work and he takes off his shoes and socks, it smells like the devil, right? Will you say to him, "Get out of my sight! I can't stand it"? Or are you able to kiss that smelly foot? With true love, you can do that. That's why true love is a mysterious power. God has a mysterious power; He works in mysterious ways. This is why true love creates mysterious tastes.
Now we have come to understand the law of the universe, the principle by which God operates. Life here on earth is the training ground for true love. That is what this life is all about. That's why the Unification Church is teaching people to live for the sake of others, to go out and work for the sake of the world. We do that because by your giving love unconditionally to the world, you will receive the entire world for yourself.
This is why Jesus taught people to love their enemies. By doing that, you can perfect your true love. By perfecting your true love, you will be one with the entire universe. The earthly life is your training ground. Once you have perfected your love here, you can go to sprint world and experience unlimited capacity for movement You will live harmoniously in the eternal world of spirit forever. That is the way God designed this world; that is God's original ideal.
However, because of the fall of man, that beautiful ideal has been shattered into pieces Instead of becoming God's children, men and women transferred their lineage to Satan. People receive the satanic blessing and become satanic children. That is the most tragic thing that could have occurred. Everything has been occupied by Satan.
The pillar of love was supposed to be the central pillar of the Kingdom of Heaven; instead the pillar of hatred became the pillar of the Kingdom of Hell. Somebody has to come to unwind all the wrongdoings of mankind to restore them.
God is the one who has been searching after the fulfillment of true love, agonizing day in and day out. I want you to know how brokenhearted God has been. When He looks at this universe which He created, which was supposed to be His museum of true love, He sees that it has been plundered, divided, filled with hatred and conflict.
Perhaps some person would say to God, "Why don't You just destroy the world? You are almighty and you have all the power You need. Why don't you just wipe out mankind and start over again? I will help You -- You and I together." In other words, God has all the power in the universe, so what is the problem? Perhaps that person would say, "I will be the one to fulfill where Adam and Eve failed; I will be a hundred times more powerful than they were, more powerful than the fallen angels. I will not betray You." What do you think God would answer to that?
On the other hand, suppose some person tells God, "I can cleanse this world. You don't have to wipe out mankind. I have a stronger love than anyone and I will liquidate all of Satan's power." God will certainly tell such a person, "My son, go right ahead! My son, do your will. I will assist you with all the power at my disposal." In that case, that son is in an even greater position than God, in a way. Why is that? When God first created the universe and humankind, He was doing it out of joy; but today in the fallen world there is no lasting joy -- only broken heartedness. Under such circumstances, when someone can transform the world into Heaven, that work is indeed greater than the original work of creation. The person who is thinking about that kind of thing is the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Therefore, that work has become the ideal and challenge of the Unification Church. We are not here to search after joy or to experience greater joy. No, this world has no lasting joy; it is full of despair and hopelessness. In a situation of despair we want to exercise our faith and loyalty and with that power transform the world into a truly joyful world.
Have you committed yourself to restoring true love? Or are you thinking about doing it?
When you are really pushing yourself, single-mindedly dedicated to your mission and exercising your faith, loyalty, and true love, then Satan has no power to keep up with you. He has no place to dwell in you, so he will have to go to the prison. Then I will push all the prisoners to chase away their Satans; they will chase Satan out of the prison.
You must realize that a typhoon is blowing out there. You can't just sit around and relax. There isn't much time. The work of God has been the work of re-creation. Fallen man is being re-created into perfected man, perfected families, perfected clans and tribes, perfected nations and world. God's will is to create a new breed of humanity, new men and women.
The problem of this world is disunity among the five different colors of skin -- the racial barriers of the world. But Reverend Moon is the one who is uniting all the races into one in true love. Those who have participated in the Holy Weddings, raise your hands please. Imagine how shocked and dismayed Satan must feel to see all those hands going up. Satan has to declare an emergency.
Satan has been working for many thousands of years to achieve division among people according to race, religion, one division after another. He has created division between heaven and earth, between spirit world and physical world. He has been very successful in achieving division on every level. But all of a sudden, a new race came along called Moonies and they are like little worms that make holes in all of Satan's hamlets. They go around eating up those barriers all over the place. The Moonies are like caterpillars -- they have a strong bite, capable of chewing any wall and laying eggs everywhere. Those eggs are true love eggs. They make holes and make it a transparent true love window. Then Satan comes along and tries to go through that window but he humps against it. He can't get through. Moonies are not stopped by any barriers; they can go anywhere -- Germany, England, Africa, South America -- without any limitations. They don't recognize such boundaries.
Satan is looking at the work of the Moonies and is totally dismayed. All his work of thousands of years is breaking down around him. "What can I do?" he wails and he is all over the place, more and more desperate. Finally, Reverend Moon was put into jail, which is the hell of the United States. Then Satan thought. "Now I can breathe for a little while," but all of a sudden he sees that a big hole is being made in prison. Even in the prison there are holes everywhere. But the Moonies are not standing still or stopping there. They have dug a hole large enough for one person but they will say, "That hole is not big enough. Let's have two people going out at the same time." Then they will make that true love hole bigger and bigger.
As people are going through those true love holes, they are holding the hand of their spouses. Will they all of a sudden look at their partner and say, "Oh no, you are not like me. You are white and I am black!" Would they have time to do such a thing? There is no such a distinction as white, black, and yellow in the Unification Church because everybody is the same "Moonie color." Furthermore, when people are going into that hole of true love they have to close their eyes so that they can move like bullets.
So far, we have created true love holes around the world that are large enough for families to get through. That is what we have achieved. But the hole-digging process is not finished.
We have to return to our hometown. All our ancestors, all our tribes, are waiting for us to make a big enough hole so that clans and tribes can come through.
The United States is one nation; we are digging one big hole for the people of this country to pass through. Our people will grow in numbers -- by leaps and bounds -- so that we will become 100 million, 200 million, and so on. Once we reach that point, nothing will be impossible for God. When we have that much strength and influence, even if we don't have our own nation, East Garden will be filled with heads of state coming from all around the world, trying to meet with the True Parents, asking for their help. That is because we can literally save the world -- spiritually and physically.
What is the fatherland? It is the fatherland of love, where true love can dwell and make its permanent home. That's what we are talking about when we say fatherland.
In order to create the fatherland centered upon true love, we celebrate today the victory of God's Day. This is the meaning of this celebration.
You know why we need one physical fatherland -- because Moonies can travel all over the country and the world, but not me. There is no way that I can travel from country to country, because there are so man) negative forces out there trying to block my advancement. People who are influenced by these forces certainly don't want me to come to their own country. But once we have our own territory, our fatherland -- that becomes a sovereign nation. Then they will have to deal with a sovereign nation. They have to open their doors. They will have to form diplomatic and trade relations.
But the difference between this nation and all others will be that this one and I will be centered upon true love. Love will be everything in this land. It is not by conquest, not by infiltration nor by aggression that this world will be made into one. It is by love, truth, true heart, and true spiritual power. The ideal world and the dream of God will be fulfilled when I proclaim the establishment of the fatherland of true love, where spiritual parents and physical parents come together. There you will find your permanent homeland, regardless of your origin or race.
So, are you Moonies. Are you ready to follow all the way? Maybe I will not live too long. What then? Will you still follow this way? For that bond to be solidified we need a fatherland. We need a lot of members. and we need one territory where we are all settled, where we all feel at home.
If the fall had not occurred, the creation of the fatherland of God, the homeland of true love would have been automatic. But because of the fall of man, that has been lost and never regained. When Christianity came forth from Israel, even though the giant Roman Empire was trying to block the spread of Christianity, it couldn't do it. Of course, Christianity paid the price. Today, negative forces are trying to block the Unification Church. However, they will not succeed.
The time is coming when Moonies will be welcomed the world over. But when they cry "Welcome!" they will find that Moonies are scarce. We don't have enough Moonies to go around. So then they will have to come where Moonies are.
You will see your physical parents and physical brothers and sisters, who have been opposing you all this time, turn around and follow you. They will come and say, "Let me go with you to your church."
First your parents will say "My son, my daughter, come home. We want to see you." But since you never go there they will come to you. They will have to move. When I entered Danbury prison, I entered it as the leader of Unification Church. When I come out of Danbury Prison, I am coming not as the founder of the Unification Church, but the spiritual leader of the entire world.
I have not completed that uphill battle. I am still in Danbury prison. We are still in the midst of battle.
You don't have to go to Danbury, but you have to create your own Danbury. I didn't have to go there. 1 willingly challenged it. Danbury is like a giant ship. From there I can drop the anchor of universal love.
I go to Danbury because it is the shortcut to building the fatherland of love. I wanted to hasten in that day as much as possible. That is why I chose this route.
My mission is still in Danbury. Even though my body is here speaking to you, my mind is still in Danbury. When I make a big hole in Danbury, the whole nation will be shaken. The conscience of America will be provoked. The conscience of the world will be aroused. Then no more will we witness on an individual level. We will bring people in nation by nation. Whole nations shall be restored.
The title of today's sermon is "Creation of the Fatherland and God's Day." On this God's Day the most meaningful thing we can do is to pledge ourselves to be champions for the creation of the fatherland of true love.
But we have two great barriers. One is the spiritual barrier, the other is the physical barrier. We are now engaged in a battle to break these barriers down.
Danbury is the ultimate showdown place, the place to unite. This is the place where we can break down all existing walls, spiritual and physical. When we tear all the barriers down and unite them here at Danbury, that will be the dawning day of the fatherland of love.
I want you to understand that the barrier between mind and body created at the fall of Adam and Eve has not been rectified all this time. We have now come to the point where we will break down that fundamental barrier, bringing mind and body together to create mature men and women totally united under God in true love. That is the challenge we have this year of 1985.
We will not bring down the barriers by power, money, knowledge, or any other physical forces. All the military might of the Pentagon could not do that. Our modest weapon is God- given: the power of true love. With that alone we can break down all barriers.
For the creation of this ideal, the taking down of all barriers, and the creation of the fatherland of true love, the members of the Unification Church all over the world are resolved to march forward until it is accomplished.