“What is God’s sorrow? It is that there is no true human being who is the fruitful entity of goodness, who can have dominion over all things, having the right sense of direction by which all created beings can aim toward goodness.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Who will forgive the sinners
If I am unable to do so?
Who will teach my enemy
How to change for good?
Who will guide the haters
To manifest true love?
Who will change the rage
If I can’t let it go?
Who will bring the joy
To those who feel lost,
Who are hurt
Full of prickles,
Whose words are sharp blades,
Turns life to hell?
Who will forgive the sinners
If I am blind
Unable to see
There is no difference?
In the eye of God
We are all one
far from home
What happens when you keep your life aligned with your prayers and promises and yet, something just pushing you down unexpectedly, again?
I do have a feeling, if we added all the prayers, good thoughts and wishes, pledges together, more than two Heavens could be built. Still, it is just not happening.
Individually, each and every one of us has experienced the overwhelming joy of hope and clarity, wisdom – leading a true life.
And by the same token, each and every one of us has also experienced the overbearing, suffocating, pressing doubts, disappointments, agony, misfortune – times of no hope and giving up.
Is it like we need to be balanced by some mysterious force of nature?
If that was the case, we wouldn’t feel misery and loss, tranquil knowledge would fill us to full extent.
I am a person of my prayers, a man of my words. Though I was needed to be taught I’m not omnipotent to solve everything by myself, I can say, I’m searching the highest possible ways to live up to God’s, our Heavenly Parent’s standard of heart and deeds.
And despite this, grief and sorrow visit me in my everyday life.
Have I done something wrong?
I can always find something in myself to do better, however, it just doesn’t add up. It feels, it can’t be the same weight.
Have you ever had this feeling? I’m sure you have, just like each and every one of us.
The key is the individual responsibility.
We all have it in each situation. Just like the first couple had at the Garden, just like our parents, our children and our siblings.
You can’t actually help somebody if he or she doesn’t want to be helped.
It is that simple.
You only can pretend to be happy if there is one single person left in pain.
Even if we do everything, we do bring it on, we need partners to live and work, to prosper, just like for each inhale we need and exhale.
Just like for each daylight we need the night to stay alive.
Each action requires a subject partner who can make us object partners. And it goes around.
To wait them to recognize this pattern which is everywhere in the Nature is the hardest part.
Doing 100 % is just our part.
Times to grasp and embrace God’s, our Heavenly Parent’s heart.
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
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…
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“In order to gain a victory, you must move God’s heart. There is no other way. In order to move God, you must not have a sense of your own self-existence. When you are living for Him 100%, God will help and assist you. When you have a concept of self, you belong to the realm of Satan. This is very clear.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Because Noah’s course was like that, even when God judged the people with the flood, there was no condition upon which the faithless and rebellious people could protest against Heaven. Noah was someone of which God could be proud. The judgement of Noah was the process through which the value of heavenly pride and practical value were established. The sons and daughters of Noah should have become connected to the heart of pride that God wanted to establish, but they disregarded Noah’s devotion and had self-centered thoughts. Heaven was turned upside down.
The same was true for Abraham. It was not easy for him to leave everything behind in Ur of the Chaldeans. Abraham could have led a more joyful life than anyone in the satanic world. His wife was extremely beautiful, and he had abundant wealth.
God called Abraham and drove him the opposite way, toward tribulation. You have to understand that God ordered Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldeans and drove him into tribulations that his relatives, family and people dared not attempt.
We have to understand that Abraham transcended himself and deeply felt the existence of Heaven, which was guiding his tribe and descendants to the ideal world. Abraham knew that ordinary daily life was not something of which the people could be proud. When God’s command was given to him in this state of mind, he abandoned all that he owned. It was not easy for him to do that. Abraham set out on a truly miserable journey toward the land of Haran, abandoning all that he had, his family, which had given him great joy, and all his belongings. However, even though he was a pitiful wanderer, his footsteps were full of confidence, because he believed that a glorious and proud day would come, even if he could not be proud of his current situation.
Abraham was determined that no matter what kind of ordeals and difficulties he might face, he would overcome them hundreds and thousands of times. You have to understand that Jesus sought for the garden of God’s pride more intensely than anyone else, with this same determination.
Because the heart of Abraham and the Heart of God, who was desperately looking for a reciprocal object, came together in unity, God was able to give Abraham His proud blessings, which included the garden of the absolute ideal for which God longed.
This is how Abraham was put in the blessed position of being the ancestor of faith before Heaven. His living descendants thought they could be proud of their place of dwelling. They should have transcended the people and gone forth toward the world, yet they did not understand this. They just wanted to stay in one place and cling to their source of pride. This made them increasingly distant from the ideal of which God can be proud. You have to understand that this is why human beings have entered a long course of sorrowful history.
The same was true for Moses. For forty years Moses lived a comfortable and luxurious life in the palace. Although he lived a most enviable life, more than anyone else, he longed for the day Heaven could raise up his people and take pride in them. Although they were a pitiful people, moaning under the misery of 400 years of slavery in Egypt, he believed that one day God would surely bless them and lead them into the blessed land of Canaan. Moses hoped that God would build a new garden of hope, a nation that surpassed all others, the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, of which God could be most proud.
Let Us Understand God, Who Wanted to be Proud
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
February 8, 1959
When Jesus climbed the Mount of Transfiguration, he was accompanied by three disciples. Although they were chosen as representatives of the nation, they failed to establish any condition of support for Jesus on the mountain route.
When Jesus went to the wilderness, angels served him. When he ascended the Mount of Transfiguration after fighting for the nation, determined to die for it, even the three disciples failed to serve him. Considering this, we cannot help feeling that the life of Jesus, which started and ended in sorrow, was full of pathos.
Jesus knelt down and prayed to Heaven that he would follow His Will to the limits of his strength and with all his effort. Although he followed the three-year course of public life with greater dedication, loyalty, sincerity and effort than any ancestor in history, Jesus was driven out by the nation and the church. Even with no relatives or disciples standing by his side, he still lived a life of prayer in sight of Heaven.
You should know that Jesus’ Shim Jung was such that rather than feeling sorrow for his lonely position, he regretted that the result of God’s efforts for humanity during the 4,000 years was so meager and felt sorry to express his heart to Heaven. To Jesus, consumed with such a Shim Jung, resentment toward the nation, the church or the fallen Adam and Eve was out of the question. We should know that Jesus did not have enough leisure to bear a grudge against anyone.
In the past, the ancestors had received Heaven’s consolation in their grief. Jesus realized that he could not express sorrow in prayer, even though he was in a position of sorrow. I think that, before a prayer, Jesus’ knees were wet with tears. He cried as if he were the worst sinner in heaven and earth. Standing on the route to defeat, without having set the victorious condition for God, Jesus had to go to the Mount of Transfiguration, by himself, with sorrow and plead with Heaven. He could not open his mouth and pray.
Since that figure and situation were full of pathos, God sent Elijah and Moses to discuss Jesus’ death in Jerusalem with him. Jesus knew that Heaven and his disciples would be stricken with woe upon his death. Worried about the people and their descendants, he grieved for the sake of the past, the present and the future. Wanting to save the Jewish people even through his death, Jesus appeared before God with a prayerful heart similar to that of Elijah’s when he cried out, “Father, only I am left.” Jesus’ heart was truly mournful.
We know well that our ancestors left a sad history as they worked for the sake of Heaven until today. God wanted the disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration to realize that they were of a sinful tribe and to worry about the sorrow of the nation with the same heart as Jesus. Although God wanted them to console Jesus and pray for his sake, their thoughts were different. This has been the reality of the historical course followed by our ancestors until today.
After he was notified of his coming death in Jerusalem, Jesus prepared for the day of death. He felt the day of death coming closer and closer, and the situation becoming increasingly chaotic. Seeing that one of his beloved disciples would betray him, Jesus seriously felt the need to conclude all his affairs on earth before going to the cross. His mind and body were immersed in such feelings.
Since he knew that he had the responsibility as the Saviour to follow the path to death, he had to set the direction to take after death. Jesus worried that even after his death, the sorrows of history, the age and the future would not disappear but would remain. You should know that Jesus’ heart was more serious than at any other time.
There was no one on earth who understood Jesus’ heart. None of the disciples understood the situation. God was the only one who knew Jesus’ situation. Thus, Jesus carried a sorrowful heart about which no one else knew, and he carried the grudge of history, the age and the future. He was put in miserable circumstances in which the walls of misfortune and dark clouds blocked his way, and he was driven to death. The heart of Jesus must have been more sorrowful and indignant than any on Earth.
The Sorrowful Heart of Jesus as He Went to the Mountain
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 25, 1959