“If any individual is conceived and born in hope and raised in hope and finally achieves that hope, then truly that person is most accomplished and happy. No one can expect any better life than that one. When parents who are on their deathbed bring their children to the bedside and give them their will, this is not really a sad moment; this is the very significant moment of transferring that hope to a new generation.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon
You were little, now grown up
Gold was melting in your heart
You have brought
Given by God
Numerous other prophets and sages walked the path that Moses walked. Four thousand years after the fall of Adam and Eve, the second ancestor of humanity, Jesus Christ, came. He took upon himself the responsibility for all the faults of the fallen Adam, bearing in his body the sorrow of Heaven, the sadness of all humankind, and the grief of all things in the universe. He took charge of all conditions of deathly darkness that drew lamentation and sorrow from Heaven for the sake of breaking them down. Let us think about Jesus.
What kind of person was he? Going back over the four-thousand-year history, Jesus pined for people who had not felt the fear that results from culpable acts and who had not perceived sorrow by reason of their sins. Namely, he yearned for the original Adam and Eve whom God had created, having been deeply touched by the sense and Shim Jung of goodness. Jesus had to restore and replace the original selves of Adam and Eve, who should have been the good, truthful ancestors of humanity. His belief that he had come on behalf of God’s ideology of creation was greater than any circumstances society could present to him and greater than any other tendency in his mind.
Therefore, if Jesus felt loneliness, that loneliness was connected with Heaven. When Jesus came to fathom God’s loneliness, he could no longer feel lonely. Every time hope or ideology sank deeply into his mind, he felt the responsibility to introduce that hope and ideology to humankind.
Jesus came to realize that he bore the responsibility of being the central figure who had to realize the hope for which God had wished. He had to indemnify all the guilt the ancestors had perpetrated by falling. As this kind of understanding grew deep in him, he came to realize that the relationship between God and himself in the sorrowful four-thousand-year history of restoration was one of father and son, inseparable. This realization prevented him from feeling bitter toward the fallen Adam, the fallen descendants and the Archangel. It became stronger when such resentment was aroused. Jesus began to realize that Heaven was his father, that the earth was his mother, and that he himself was born as the son representing Heaven and earth. Jesus could not help feeling that God’s internal character, the earth’s internal character, and the internal character of all humankind should form everlasting ties with him. He felt the stimulus of those connections even in such a tragic situation.
What was it that touched his mind so deeply? His relationships were not joyous, they were sorrowful. Originally, humanity was to form a parent-child relationship with Heaven by building the garden of the eternal ideology. The whole of man’s conditions should have provided an impetus to the Father’s conditions of happiness and sung of the heart of that happiness. However, humanity formed ties of sorrow, unable to form ties of happiness. You must know the heart of Jesus, who had to weep bitterly as he became increasingly aware of such facts. Jesus knew that the ties his ancestors had formed for four thousand years were not ties of happiness, but of sorrow. Therefore, whenever Jesus was in a sorrowful position and having difficulties, he determined to be the central figure of the sorrowful world. That was how Jesus was, and we must know that.
Looking at the people and at Judaism, which could not prepare the altar of happiness with the heavenly principles and rise, Jesus felt great sorrow. The more he knew about the religious denomination, about the people, about his tribe and himself, the more sorrowful he became. His knowledge became a condition for sadness. Nevertheless, because Jesus assumed responsibility for history, which was connected to the sadness, we must know that he passed away with indescribable sorrow and lamentation in his heart. His mind longed for the infinitely glorious and good world of relationships. However, the reality in which he lived was such that he could not help being sorry about his lot in life, which was infinitely sorrowful. There was no one who knew the situation of Jesus, no one who stood at the intersection of two such different worlds.
The Religious Person’s Attitude
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
March 29, 1959
“Who are you?” asked God.
“I’m your son” answered the boy.
“Do I know you?”
“It is me, Father!”
“Where were you, when I was looking for you? I’ve been calling for you for so long…”
“I was here, didn’t you see me?”
“I only saw dust, stain in the light. Do you know my son?”
“I was afraid, scared, I couldn’t say sorry. Is it too late?”
“I don’t know you.” God was muttering. “I need to think, I knew it could detour, all these efforts and now…” It was like everything has stopped for a moment as God said stunningly, “I have nothing, I’ve lost my family, too…”
“…I don’t know what to say…”, the answer was quavering.
“Leave, we can not talk directly anymore!”, God sounded thunderous. “If you were my son, you would stand right here, and we would discover the world together. You are the son of the enemy of love…
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Whenever God visited humanity who have committed countless sins and transgressions up until today, He emphasized and valued any quality that resembled Him – even a quality only a little greater than the numerous evil qualities of men – so that He could visit His children, beseechingly and desperately, based on this quality and on the original standard. This is the heart of parents.
Today, you stand in the position that you should move forward to reach the heart of parents with missions for your race and nation as well as for the world. When you look at your race, your race stands in the orphan’s position, where he is screaming and crying looking for his lost parents. When you look at one nation, you find it a nation who has lost its parents. When you look at the world, you must have a heart to recognize it as a…
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Does God Want Us to Serve Him?
I do not think so.
As the Providence, the History has developed, God could show his heart, love, care, worry, grief, sorrow, pain, anger and longing, desire, hope to humanity.
The fallen men so often misunderstood Him, fearing and serving His angels.
The Absolute Being can not relate directly to the relative, ceaselessly changing, immature people. His messengers dominated, and the wrath of God ideas started, God-fearing parents taught their children. How painful it was for Heavenly Parent!
Because that He is.
His long awaited, most beloved son, Jesus Christ has known it, since his early childhood. God was his real father, and took care of him in the midst of outcast, misunderstanding, tribulations. He watched all his steps, embraced his heart, and guided and taught him everything, day by day, step by step. By the time arrived, Jesus was prepared to fulfill…
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Wherever we are, we can see the sign of the living God in ourselves. He is not a concept or a mere daydream for the times of needs. Any of us, who has ever been in the lowest and in the highest, who has ever felt lonely, isolated or being Blessed and winner, who has felt no comfort on Earth or has embraced a tree or cried over the beauty of a falling tree leave, has experienced the sensation of God. He is eternal, He is everywhere and in every one of us. Even when we betray Him, chasing cheap and easy solutions of lies, hate, rage, denial, selfishness, ignorance, scientific reasoning over others’ feelings, He is still there.
It might be our shimmery conscience what gives us the proof, the wisdom we can share all of a sudden, the uplifting spirit what guides others, the sincerity amidst the clouds…
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“What is creation? Creation means nothing more than the Creator, God, projecting Himself into a substantial form. He made Himself incarnate symbolically in the universe, and He made himself incarnate directly in man and woman. When God takes form, this is creation. God invested Himself in the creation. God’s investment of energy, idea and love is the creation.” – Sun Myung Moon