Magic child

I was standing alone
in the doorway of hope
we’d been fighting so hard
to come see it all along

 

The beautiful times
of all the preparation
the wonderful magic
during the expectation

 

You made me happy and trusting
in the whole new future
my life was reconstructed
and I became so sure

 

That the only thing can happen
is joyous and amazing
that everything will turn
into forever winning

 

I was right, I know I was right
the best moments of being alive

 

All of a sudden the time became frozen
I still remember the heartbeats were broken
I started to lose everything in front of my eyes
Just like in a movie, I’m seeing everything in daylight

 

The tiles were reflecting the fading sunshine
the abandoned corridor echoed my (shivering) cry
as I was trying to pray and asking our God
to take me instead and give you the life

 

The longest prayer I had at a fragmented hour
I was unable to talk but my screams were loud
and there wasn’t any answer
just a reel of my past

 

Before you came to alive
to see this world
before you came to bless
and change this world
I pledged to our Father
who lives in the skies
trading my old self
for giving you new life

 

God has saved you
you are a miracle child
there wasn’t any chance
yet you’re here, alive

 

Everyday I leave you
to help this world
I’m doing ’cause I’ve promised
always to do better

 

I’ll never want to have
a relaxing night
until Heaven on Earth
is not realized

 

God didn’t take my life
to trade it for yours
I offered my wrongs
and I became better for good

 

It is still hard to breathe
when I recall those moments
My heart is aching
I’m paralysed by the what ifs

 

I love you my son
And I would do it again
to have you be born
and let you be

 

You are a magic child
The best ever could happen
This world is more complete
and Blessed by your presence

 

Before you came to alive
to see this world
before you came to bless
and change this world
I pledged to our Father
who lives in the skies
trading my old self
for giving you the life

 

 

Joshua Dragon

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Let Us Become People Who Can Live with God’s Love

Do you know a place where God is nearest to you? That is the place of repentance. However, as you understand God more, you don’t need to say to Him, “Please forgive me because I committed such and such sins.” Once you repent the fact that you did not know God’s Heart looking over you, everything will be forgiven.

If there is a greater sinner than a prodigal son who wastes all the money of his parents, this is a son who hurts and wounds his parents’ loving hearts. There is no greater sin. If this son cries out while saying, “How can my sin that injured my father’s heart be forgiven?”, then the father will forgive him by saying, “Oh, my son and Oh, my son.” If the fallen parents can do this, God will definitely forgive you.

In general people go to their church and pray, “Please forgive me for I repent for such a such a sin I committed.” However, you rather pray like this, “I dishonoured the principle of Heavenly ethic, trampled the sacred relationship between God and human being and violated the relationship between Human and all things of creation. I committed this grave sin that violated all relations of hearts. Please have your way for such a wretched man.” By repenting this way, you may be accepted by Him, and subsequently becoming victorious to be recognized by Heavenly Father, everything will be resolved completely. Heaven definitely visits a person who repents in such way.

Then, what should you do in order to truly repent? First step is for you to set up right direction in your life and put utmost effort to achieve your goals, by repenting daily in your life of faith. God will always listen to the requests from such a person. In fact, since both you and God know what you must do now, ninety percent of your prayer should not asking God about things that you want to do. Rather, 90% of your prayer must be repentance. This is the same as the teaching of Jesus: “Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Repentance has such important value if it is done correctly.

Your goals are already set very high. So you know the days when you cannot reach the goals. When you come to short of achieving them, you must repent on the day by saying, “God, I am sorry for not achieving the goals today. I really wanted to come closer to reaching the goals, but I fail to do it. Please forgive me. Then, I will determine to fulfil them tomorrow.” This is your prayer method…

However, you may need to repent the next day. When you set high goals, you cannot reach them easily, thus, everyday is a day of repentance. But, it is beautiful thing to behold. Each day is a new day and a new beginning. In your journey of life, each and every day is a day of repentance. Such a way of living is so wonderful. This is far better than your proud feeling such as saying “I am a leader. So, I give orders to all people around me.” Thus, life of repentance is much more wonderful.

God never be so proud to say, “Because I am the Almighty God, you people must obey what I say.” Then, how can you so proud to say that you are great, as you are trying to comfort and console God whose heart is filled with sorrow? You have never reached such a position to be proud of yourselves. If you repent daily, even though you don’t realize these points, you are growing. (…)

I want you to realize that even though you repent throughout your life, you have never equated your debts. In the path of repentance, each day is a new start. This path is truly your own path of cross. On this path, you only ascend, never descend. Jesus went to mountain alone countless times in order to be away from others, to fast, and to pray with so many tears. Even for Jesus, each and every day was a new beginning of repentance. This is only certain way where you are guaranteed to grow and never stumble.

Let Us Become People Who Can Live with God’s Love
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
May 8, 1960

The course of repentance

A true religion teaches the necessity of repentance but how many of you know how to repent so far? Repentance must be an act of tears, not for yourself, but for humanity and for the aching heart of God. Have you experienced that kind of repentance? A repentant heart can say, ‘ ‘Now I realize what a poor and miserable son I have been. I have pierced Your heart over and over, never even realizing that You existed’ my Father. I have broken Your heart and now I come to You and need Your forgiveness.” This is the first repentance.

How do you know that your repentance can be accepted by God? You can see proof in your own resurrection. When your heart has grown in such a way that you totally put yourself on the side of God and in looking at the world shed tears, you know that your tears are no longer for your selfish purpose. Then you know your heart is with God.

Regardless where the heart of God moves, no power under the sun can deter it. It moves straight forward, all the way to the end. As the father, God is ceaselessly going after His own children but He will never tire. When you put yourself totally on the side of God you are like a parent trying to save your dying children. How can you as a parent get tired or bored? You cannot help but go straight after hue inanity, until every soul here on earth is saved. If you feel as their parent, there is no way you can get tired. Our road may be getting tougher and tougher and our tears may come more frequently, but does that mean that we are retreating or giving up the mission? No, that will spur us on even further.

First of all, have you ever cried out before Heaven and Earth, “God, I have been a sinner, I have been the worst kind of criminal in Your sight. Please forgive me”? Have you shed such tears yet? Have you said to God’ “I have no more personal ambition. I only ask for Your mercy upon me”? Have you ever totally given yourself to do God’s will, feeling that if you receive God’s mercy there is nothing you cannot do? This is the first step, the freshman course.

In many cases people look for a convenient God who will smilingly accept everything they are already attached to. Such people want God to come in a very narrow gate. How about you, right now, in your own heart? Have you ever thought about yourself as the worst kind of sinner, who would give up anything to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness? Have you experienced that? By sincerely feeling that repentance, you can liquidate your entire fallen past and disengage yourself from the consequences of the fall.

From your individual tears and misery you can make a gigantic leap from one world to the other, from the human level of tears to the level of God’s tears. You can do this because you can disengage yourself from the iniquity of the past, freeing yourself from all the attachments behind you.

That point is critically important. You have been crying your own tears, but at this point of repentance you can meet the tears of God and be embraced by the merciful, loving God. You are then experiencing the grief and agony of Adam and Eve, but at the same time you are experiencing the suffering heart of God. The two start at one point. You must pass through that experience. Unless you pass through that realm, you will never understand the love of God, no matter what.

Words alone are empty. What you need is to shed so many tears that your eyes swell shut and you cannot bear to open them in the sunlight. We need men who are able to shed the tears of God. Nothing can happen with dry eyes. It is in tears that most of the re-creation process takes place. In that atmosphere alone can the re-making of a new man, society, nation, world and new universe take place. That’s why the declaration is made in the Bible, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” By repentance you can come nearer to the kingdom and to union with God.

The Return to Tears
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
October 16, 1977

I was wondering whether You can accept my love

I was wondering whether You can accept my love, Father,

I was wondering, if I can be enough mature and clean for You,

I was wondering, I should tell You, I’ve been longing,

longing for Your appreciation, Your love and care

which I know I receive each and every moment

yet, I’m so far almost all the time

to be close enough to feel You

I’m so far almost all the time

from You!

 

 

-Joshua Dragon-

I will pray for You

I will pray for You

I will pray

no matter how hard

it is for You

to stay on the long road

to be focused always

I will pray for You

I will pray

even when your path

becomes thorny

to keep trying

to be strong

I will pray for You

I will pray

whenever the loneliness

embraces Your heart

to relieve You

to set You free

I will pray for You

I will pray

nights and days

with my deeds

thoughts and heart

I will pray for You

I will pray

 

 

Joshua Dragon

A Prayer for a Friend

Life was hard to you today

Life was hard to you yesterday

I can see why you can’t see the real light

There is a shadow inside you

And it will grow until you let it go

But don’t do this in vain

Only to pour it away

We all need to learn from hardships

Tribulations make us stronger

Amidst the grieve we should grow

And there is a partner for that

You know His name by heart

He has always been there for you

Believe me, He is here for you

Let me pray and ask His help

Let me offer this for you:

Heavenly Parent,

Please, hear me out!

My friend is in trouble

Without a clear sight

Loosing the shore

Please, help this child

Who is truly one of Yours

Or at least on the way home

Ease that pain inside

Your child needs the light

There has been too much of the dark

Please, show that eternal flame

Magic of Truth, Care and Love

What created this world

The beauty of life

Please, help my friend

Through the night!

Thank you,

Heavenly Parent,

Thank You!

 

 

-Joshua Dragon-

Who knows who we were before we met

Who knows who we were
before we met

We might have been
a bright star
shining through the night

We might have been
a rapid-flowing creek
with fresh water

We might have been
a dandelion in the field
with flying seeds

We might have been
the wind of change
throughout the year

Yet, we are here
without roots
Hoping life
from each other
Longing for light
in each other
Waiting for eternity
with each other

Who knows
who we might be able to be
Children of Yours
Heavenly Parent
Your Children
We might be able to be

 

Joshua Dragon

Let go of the past

How many time has Heavenly Parent thought to let go of the past?

Though He is omnipotent, He is the most vulnerable in the realm of love – and the Ideal was corrputed, long ago.

So many believes nowadays, there must have been some kind of flaw in the Creation, or it is a mere concept never to reach. Some even says, the balance requires bad, too…

Looking at the Nature, the real harmony, the structures and flows behind every movement, relationship, connection we can see the patterns. One of the most fundamental is to live for the higher purpose, for the unity of the two the one forgets about oneself and through this volunteer way, living for the sake of others, the one will gain even more what he or she gave at first. If we have no expectations to receive anything in return, since we realize we can only complete ourselves when we act for someone else with the right mindset and attitude, we will be Blessed by Heavenly Parent, the Nature and the people aorund.

Even if we can not see the development directly, all the good deeds will come back to us in a higher, more mature level changing and altering our future for the better. No good deeds will ever be forgotten.

As the tree protects the bush from the heat, the bush protects the tree with keeping more water in the soil. And together they can offer a shelter to several different lifeforms, who fertilize the area to let the tree and the bush be more complete.

This can be applied in human relationships, too. It should be applied.

Can God, our eternal Heavenly Parent forget He was betrayed, He is being called in names, He has been ridiculed and basically kicked out from the life of His supposed to be children?

No, He can’t.

He is the one with the greatest heart and mind, He is the one to suffer the most…

…but He also wishes to be happy, the happiest in the world, since He is the most capable to do that, too.

He forgives. He will never forget since He has the greatest memory in the Universe.

He will forgive since He has the greatest ability to do that. Even if He has been betrayed and made suffer for thousands, tens of thousands of years, He will forgive in a moment and be the most joyous when any of us say: Sorry, I was wrong. Many things I made were wrong, I realize now, and so many I can’t even think of, I most probably failed. I’m sorry. I will do better, I will grow, with Your guidance and help. You have always supported me and my family, despite all the failures You have never left. Please, stay and witness how I will become a better person who can manifest the core of the Universe, the patterns You show me in the living study book called Nature. I will be as great as I meant to be, beyond my own concepts and beliefs. You’ve trusted me, now I will trust You. Let me grow, and please, help me in that. If there is pain on the path, please, give me comfort, when there is happiness let me share my joy with You! Let me surprise You to become a fully grown, mature person, a responsible, caring one, who can and will inherit Your heart, Father! Come with me in this journey, let’s start and re-start together, as long as it takes, I will never let You go! I will let the past go, but not You! Stay, please stay and be the meaning of my everydays! Protect my children and their future and let me be your instrument in that! I can be the masterplan, for You and for the people in the world, for the whole Creation. I trust You, so I can trust this will work. Join me Father in the light, join my Father in the night! And if I fail, I will stand up again and find a better way. I will persevere. I will persevere, because of You, Father. You are my Father! You are my Father!

 

This way God, our Heavenly Parent will let the past go and we will be able to do so, too.

Say the prayer loud, maybe more than once.

He is there. Waiting for you, waiting for us.

Let’s go to Him!

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Don’t worry, my child

Don’t worry, my child
don’t you worry
I’m standing right next to you
I’m with you

You may think the world is over
you might feel this way
but even if it is so
I’ll be with you

The broken sadness in you
will pass away
complete happiness will rise
with the morrow

Loneliness and Isolation
the two loyal friends
Abundant Grace
will better suit to you

Can you accept, my child
the love I’m giving you
Can I give you more
to heal you by tomorrow

I’m worried my child,
I’m worried for you
I’d like to find a way
a better way to and for you

But you shan’t worry
if you open up
just a little bit more
let me embrace you

You may think I’m too old
and you are independent
to be so close friends
partners for life

I’m here any case
trying to catch you
when you fail
and when you fly

Don’t worry, my child
the troubles are for the yesterday
you can rest now
I’ll protect you for eternity

 

Joshua Dragon

(from the book: Pray with me)