Why is true love so precious and important?

Why is true love so precious and important? It is because it is the means by which we can meet God. Just as human beings desire to meet God, God also wants to meet true human beings because of love. The love by which God can see, touch, and share with men and women at the same time, is the love by which men and women love each other. If anything other than love were to be recognized as the most valuable thing in the universe, men and women would fight each other to try to claim it for themselves. Once we realize that love is the highest value, however, we can strive to live for each other and become one with each other, sharing the happiness of possessing love together.

 

Everybody Wants True Love
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
November 20, 1999

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Can God Really Heal Us?

Common belief

God will save and heal

Us in time of needs

Yet nobody knows

Why He would do that

When we are not there

Where we should be

This time or ever

We have been blaming

Him and each other

For everything in disorder

Life

Health

Fortune

Lack of clarity

Ignorance is bliss

Imperfect hide and seek

Why would God heal us

We are not machines to be fixed

We are sons and daughers

Who need to grow

Mature and prosper

Embrace who is our Father

Whose characteristics we shall reflect

 

 

Joshua Dragon

The Centre of All Things

Everything is connected to the love of God. Every creature on earth says to love, “Please come and dwell with us.” Love does not have any particular dwelling place, nor any particular direction – but amazingly it becomes the centre of all things. This is its secret.

You always find true love in the very centre. You must not forget this concept. When you look at something, wherever your attention goes first becomes the focus or centre – and that is where true love dwells.

Let’s say there are 360 closed doors in a circle. Only love has the power to open them all at once. Were it not for love, even God would have to go around opening them one by one. When your husband comes home, it doesn’t matter which door he enters. You won’t say, “You can’t come in the back door, just use the front door.” When your loved one is coming home, every door is open to him, isn’t that so? Even if a big man who looks fearful – rough and dirty like a beast – is touched by true love, he blossoms like a flower. He smiles and shines with the beauty of true love. If you are intoxicated by true love, there is nothing you cannot do.

In true love, the lower your position, the better. This is because the lowest position can best complement the highest position. The truly virtuous king is the one who loves not only his cabinet members or his ministers but also those who are the lowest, poorest, and most miserable. A good king must be able to harmonize with even an old lady in the countryside.

 

We Shall Live In the Original Homeland
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
July 1, 1987

What are saints?

What are saints? Saints are the ones who are ahead of other people in realizing, practising, and teaching this principle. In other words, saints are people who have expanded this realm of living for the sake of others. It’s all part of the law of the creation. We must go and we must love. We must put all our love and everything we’ve got into our families, into other people, and into the nation. This is the course we have to follow, and then this living principle will just go around and around and expand throughout space.

 

The Will And I
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 1, 1988

Where We Truly Meet God

For instance, let us say a father is building a big house. Neither is this father rich nor has he abundant house construction materials. However, he completes the construction after going through all kinds of difficulties; now he has a house everyone envies. On this great day, the father would reflect on his past and think of the difficulties he experienced. The happiness the father feels on this day would be in proportion to the degree of difficulties he had faced; the greater the difficulties, the greater the happiness he feels. His children, however, did not help their father during those hard times; they did not understand their father and distanced themselves from him instead. Now let us say that these children join their father to celebrate this great day together. How would the father treat his children? Would he say, “You are the children I love, so please join me in this celebration today?” On the contrary, he would reminisce on his sorrowful past upon seeing his children. Even if the children were to regret not having helped their father, we already know that they would cause the father much pain and sadness on that great day.

In order to complete the purpose of the entire providence, God, just like this father, immensely suffered and went through infinite pain as he advanced the providence. Unfortunately, the numerous people in the position of children did not collaborate with God. As God overcame hills of difficulties, one after another, he hoped that mankind would work with him. God needed companions.

God cannot surmount those hills without companions. God cannot go beyond a hill representing an individual cross without the companionship of people. In the same way, he cannot go over hills representing a family, a people, a national or a global cross without a companion. God, who is carrying the responsibility of the global cross, cannot go over this hill without a sacrificial substantial being that invests maximum effort with the determination to fulfil his or her filial duty toward God. We must therefore know that God has been hoping for sons and daughters who can work with him because of such a course of restoration.

Someday the purpose of restoration will conclude and God’s will for the providence will be realized. When that happens, the day God can truly feel happy will come. How would God feel when he ushers in this day? Not only would he look pathetic from the numerous hardships he had to go through but he would also look wretched and miserable from the pain he received as he suffered by bearing millions and trillions of crosses. You must understand that God had to go through this process in order to welcome this day.

If you are to join him on this day, you must be able to feel God’s heart-rending sorrow as he underwent hardship all throughout history in order to usher in this one day, to liberate all human beings and to enable human beings to have happy lives, even if you did not directly collaborate with God’s work.

You must ready your hearts to weep and be contrite in front of God who has ushered in this day. You should feel angry and repent saying, why didn’t I get to know you? How was I unaware of your worried heart?

If you truly repent about your past lives, a condition for God to sympathize with you may materialize. In other words, you should not join God on this great day if you do not have such a heart. That explains the Bible verse Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only lie who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

We are heading forward in order to meet God. Everyone hopes to meet a God of joy; however, we should never forget that God had to go through all kinds of hardships and sorrow to appear as the God of joy.

What God did you attend as you followed the path toward the crucifixion? You should be able to do anything to share in God’s sorrow when he is sad, comfort him when he is lonely, lament over his misery, comfort him for the persecutions he suffered, and do everything to carry the cross along that path instead of God. If such sons and daughters exist, God will call them and set them up in front of the entire creation and the entire universe when this joyful day is ushered in. Instead of making this joyful day his, lie would want to make it into his children’s. We must be able to understand that this expresses God’s heart.

God has been looking for such sons and daughters for this reason and has been hoping for siblings, families, nations the world and the cosmos to fill with such children. As people who understand this and stand on the front-line of restoration work, we must know the immensity of the responsibility we carry. To become children that attend such a God, humanity must desire to attend God and we must treat all human beings as brothers and sisters. Become models in attending God and set up at least a condition by which humanity can comfort God and have the desire to dissolve God’s sadness. A person with those qualities is God’s son or God’s daughter.

 

Let us become children who remain faithful until the day of victory
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 14, 1964

Who will forgive the sinners?

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,
Whose unrighteousness
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

 

Joshua Dragon

The eternal standard of good and evil is defined by God

The eternal standard of good and evil is defined by God. The sharp definition of good and evil existed at the time of His creation, long before evil ever came into being in the Garden of Eden. God’s view of good and evil will never change. God is eternal, His law is eternal, and His definition is eternal and unchanging despite the passage of time.

It is common to look upon human self-centeredness as the basis of evil. Let us examine this perception. All of our human traits originate in God. We recognize that there is some human tendency for selfishness. This is natural because at one time God Himself was self-centred. This fact may surprise you, but you must understand that before God created human beings and the universe, He was all alone, with no one to care for except Himself. However, the very instant that God initiated creation, His full concept of life emerged. God now lives for His counterpart – not for Himself.

 

Jesus’ Standard of Goodness
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
1983

A day-closing prayer for children

My God, My Good God,
My eyes are closing now,
But Yours are open,
Watch me while I’m sleeping!

Forgive me, if I did anything wrong,
I promise, I will be better tomorrow than I was today!
Please, take care of those whom I love
and the ones who love me!

Heavenly Father, I would like to sleep now,
To dream beautiful things, to wake up fresh.
Please, look after our True Parents
and this family!

Thank you

Good Night!

 

Joshua Dragon

God Never Tempts You

“Never, when you have been tempted, say, “God sent the temptation”; God cannot be tempted to do anything wrong, and he does not tempt anybody. Everyone who is tempted is attracted and seduced by his own wrong desire. Then the desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it too has a child, and the child is death.”

James 1:13-15

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