A Spiritual Awakening

What our world needs today to save itself is a spectacular spiritual awakening. The world must be awakened to the reality of God and re-armed with a worldview based on God-affirming principles. This worldview is capable of eliminating the confusion in our value system. Of course, this spiritual reality will manifest itself in political and economic strength and military resolve, but the internal dynamic must be the spiritual foundation of faith in God and true love among human beings.

Based upon such an awakening into higher values, the nature of relationships between nations must be transformed. Until now, the driving force behind economic development has often been the desire for profits. In this way, a great amount of human potential has been unleashed, and remarkable world development has occurred. The time has come, however, for the developed nations to move beyond the profit motive. The principle of unselfish love must be applied on the level of international relationships. The developed nations of the world should feel that they have been blessed by God for the purpose of helping others. They must be willing to sacrifice for the underdeveloped nations of the world. They must give of themselves to free other human beings from misery. If the prosperous nations adopt this attitude, do you think they will be diminished? Do you think they will experience disastrous decline? Not at all. The opposite is true. If these nations do not think in loftier terms than the desire for profits, their prosperity will slip away in spite of their efforts to retain it.

How can anyone be at peace with himself when his fellowman is dying from lack of food, or ravaged by disease, or victimized by the darkness of ignorance? United together, the developed nations can launch a tremendous crusade to overcome the three scourges of humanity: hunger, disease, and ignorance.

 

Challenges and Opportunities for World Peace
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
June 1, 1987

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SMM Quotes – 234

“The basic teaching of Jesus Christ can be summed up in one word: love. In order to proclaim greater love you have to deny the love of the world, love of your father, love of your parents, love of your children.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

I should give the comfort

I should give the comfort
comfort for the world
even if I struggle
even when it hurts

 

being lost in life
torn apart in sea
broken pieces flooding
scrambling help signal

 

who can hear the agony
we all share here on Earth
can we be real siblings
or just being lost as always

 

God is still waiting
when we stand united
having the bonds
everlasting unbroken

 

 

Joshua Dragon

How can your love become eternal and unchanging?

How can your love become eternal and unchanging? It is possible because God does not change; the same God who was with Adam and Eve is with you. Even though historically speaking Adam and Eve lived many thousands of years before you, Adam was supposed to have had the father’s role to you in the spirit world since he was supposed to be the dwelling of God Himself. Had this occurred there would have been no generation gap between father and son. The love that you feel and the love that Adam and Eve feel would have been the same emotion of love with no gap or barrier. In that love you can go anywhere, even climb up on top of God. Love brings intimacy and complete oneness; there is no formality in love. Therefore, even though a man becomes President of the United States, he exercises no formality with his wife. They do not bow and give some long greeting every time they meet.

 

The Dignity of God and Man
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 1, 1977

SMM Quotes – 229

“Even when the entire world is thrown into confusion, if your love does not change, or if you choose the path of loving others for their sake, then you can always be in control of any situation. Nothing can stand in your way.“ – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

SMM Quotes – 227

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“A man and a woman can be centred on true love for more that a thousand years and beyond, yet the energy of their love never drops. True love operates upon the principle that the more you love, the greater your desire to give becomes. When this love fills up the universe, all created beings find their eternal place of existence.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

SMM Quotes – 226

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“Everything must be judged according to the standard of true love. Conflict within a family does not occur because there is not enough food to eat, but rather from problems of love.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

What did I get to know of God?

What did I get to know of God today?
I keep thinking. Actually, I have been thinking of it all day, I’m thinking of Him all the time…
There are obvious things. He is not one of them. We like to believe He is there all the time, but it just not like so. It does not work this way.

It might sound weird or heretic but just think of that: Heavenly Parent is an Absolute Being. He can not be corrupted, His dedication, His compassion, His care, His love will always be there towards us. He is unchanging and uncompromising. He never backs even if He has to make changes in order to accomplish His goals. He never gives up, He never quits. He can’t stop living for us, without expecting anything in return – out of Absolute Love.

What about us?

I can tell, I can waiver, I can back up, and time to time can’t find the best way to accomplish the goals. I can see how easily I can be challenged through my trigger points: I can’t stand selfishness and hard to cope with obnoxious people, arrogance and carelessness. Laziness. Quitters. People who can’t control their emotions. I can’t even cope with myself when I can’t control my emotions. And I can never accept and sorry to say tolerate when celebrations are to have fun and feel good without thinking of the majority of the world who can’t have as good as we have – out of the greed of the people…
So, no, God, our Heavenly Parent is not obvious in our relative life.
There is only one way: His way. It is unique for each and every one of us.
Nobody goes to Heaven without each other.
Blessings!

 

JD

12 Days with God – Day Eleven

Join me for 12 days to spend more time with God, our Heavenly Parent.

This is the eleventh day.

You did not choose me,
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
and then the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
What I command you
is to love one another.
John 15:16-17

 

This is the day of realization.

Days have melted into one. Frontiers and shadows have diminished. Barriers have become less unpenetrable. My personal limitations have decreased. Now, I only find hard to use the right words to share the heart of joy, the mind of purpose with You, Father, with You, who is here now.

When I started this path, I did have the ideas and concepts how and what to do. How narrow understanding it was trying to fit Your ideas and concepts into my thought boxes… I’m smiling on it now, and I know, You are smiling, too: growth, maturity – fruits of Your effort and heart are harvested, as You have been loving silently but with full of Your strength. The only way how we, humans could survive our mournful history is the care, mindset, attitude, ceaseless willingness You have been pouring, Your Blessings on each and every one of us. This is how I am alive, this is how I am healed, this is how I can find new strength and keep going to do better after the failures I make. You have never focused on the flaws in us, You have never pointed a finger on us, You have never excluded us from Your life. It was us, it was me who couldn’t help himself. By now, it is over, You have raised me up, You have exalted me…

All we think of love is mostly a relative, self-confined presumption we eagerly tend to reason and boost about our reasonings and proofs, achievements. This is not who You are, this is not the way to live with You, this is not the life of righteousness, this is not the good foundation of love.

You are absolute.

Your are not our concept, You are not our idea. You can not be bended to fit into the frames of our convenient notions. Instead of looking for one part of You, we ought to perceive You completely, through the Nature, the original Creation. How thoughtfully, profoundly it was shaped! How completely You have invested Yourself into it – for us! For me, too. And for my children, too.

This it the way with everything then: immersing fully into the creation of our life for others, recreating ourselves this way, gaining new life, experiencing the heart and mind of the abundant, utmost love. This is the only way to live.This is the secret of living forever. It has been hidden in plain sight.

I realize it now.

I will apply it for everything, for every relationship in life. My wife, my children, friends and disciples, people in the world, the creation – through this I can give You something, the very thing You have been giving to me, to us: Absolute Love.

 

Thank You, Father, Thank You!

Your son,

 

-JD-

The true family is the fundamental nucleus of a peaceful world

It is in the family that our pure true love grows and is perfected. The true family is the initial stage on which the different types of love, between true parents, true husbands and wives, true children and true brothers and sisters are put into practice and jointly grow to fruition.

The true family is the fundamental nucleus of a peaceful world, for it is here that we learn about God’s true love through the love of true parents; it is here that we are trained by means of the true love of true brothers and sisters to acquire a universal love for the true nation, true world and all humanity.

Not only that, but the true family is the basic unit of historical linkage, for it is through true love being handed down from parent to child that the generations of the past, present and future are linked together in a consistent value system.

 

Youth for the True Family, Nation and World
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
November 27-30, 1997