“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
I’m sure, I’ve told you
Once and millionfold
How to act and
In what ways to think
You know, I’ve planted
Billions of trees and bushes
Flowers and other greenies
Flying, swimming, walking and jumping
I’ve given you the air and the light
And the stars to guide you at night
I’ve made you wind for freshness
Caves and landscapes for openness
I’ve created mountains and valleys,
Deserts and wetlands, ice and melting rock
To match everything to your mood
And to be pillars in your growth
I’ve given you a body
Where the whole Universe lives
So you can realize
The principles without wandering away
I’ve established partners for you
Friends, siblings, parents and kids
The very things I’ve never known
Through our heart bond I hoped to feel
You know, these have been my words forever
And I’m still wondering how I could make it clearer
Love has a lot of shapes
But only one way to live
For each other
God has waited for you so long
And you have waited for Him, too
Why can’t He talk to you directly
And why can’t you hear Him clearly
He has been trying without any rest
And it seems you have slept
How can He still have more energy
And when will you feel His need
God has protected the dreams and hopes
And He’s been waiting for you
He has never given up on you
And that’s why it’s time to manifest the truth
“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
We have not known the God who could never take pride in His creation. We did not know that He saw His pride turn into sorrow and manifest itself in tears.
Therefore, now we must find the original heavenly nature and original love of which God longs to be proud. Accordingly, as the people who possess the original heart of love that can relate with God, you must cultivate yourselves to become those in whom God can take pride. Although, God has been yearning and searching for the one person who can bring shame to Satan and provide God with a source of pride, He has not been able to find such a person.
People want to boast. It is human nature to put one’s self forward and boast about oneself. We have the desire to boast about our parents, our children, and the whole of our family. Furthermore, we have the desire to be proud of our tribes, our nations, our world, and the whole of heaven and earth. Although, you are fallen people, your original minds that seek to boast about things are controlling both your lives and history. You have to understand this.
Why do we think of such a desire as wrong? It is because of the Human Fall. In our daily lives, we want to boast about everything we have. We do not want to boast about them to just our neighbours, but to everyone in the world. The desire to be proud is not an evil desire; it is an impulse of the original mind. This is the original mind through which you can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It is the desire of our hearts to boast about ourselves and be famous on the level of the society, the nation and the world.
Why does such a desire move in our hearts and stir our feelings? It is because we have the natural desire to boast. Our minds have this desire because, if God and human beings had become one in the ideal manner, that would have been the source of pride for us as well as God. This is why we are moving in this direction, even though we fell. This is why we are struggling to find the central value of the whole cosmos.
However, because human beings fell, the laws concerning pride were not in line with the Principle. They were opposed to it. People should have followed the intentions of their original hearts and pursued the laws of the Principle; yet because of the fall, they lost everything and headed in the opposite direction. As a result of this, the directions that our original minds pursue and the actual environment in which we live are diametrically opposed to one another.
We are searching for God and the path of the Way. In whom should we take pride? Before we take pride in ourselves, we must boast about our center. If we want to be proud of our nation, rather than being proud centered on ourselves, we must be proud of a patriot of that nation. When we are proud of our tribe, we must be proud of its center. The same thing is true for the family.
Therefore, fallen people must reject and transcend themselves to find the source of their pride in the center of a group, province, nation, world and God, who is the center of heaven and earth. Unless we do this, we can never stand as the source of God’s pride.
Let Us Understand God, Who Wanted to be Proud
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
February 8, 1959
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
You should know how to love nature and love people. You should know that those who cannot love people or love nature cannot love God. Because all things of creation are symbols for God and because people are substantial beings, those who know how to love all things of creation and people will come to love God.
You should always love nature. You should love nature and love people. You should love people of all five colours in the human race. Would God say, “Oh, I like only white people”? Then everyone would have to wear only white clothes. All white people would have to wear only white clothes, and throw away all their coloured clothes. Why would you wear black clothes or coloured clothes? That would be a contradiction.
Even all the elements and the smallest creatures go toward the way of love. They are moving toward being the cells of humankind that can directly contact the love that is one with God. For this reason, we should sacrifice ourselves for the sake of love. We should invest ourselves.
Since there is a tradition of pouring out one’s life and possessions in their entirety, lower entities seek to give their whole being for the sake of higher entities. This is not Darwin’s Theory of Evolution but a theory of absorption based on love. The question is how the value of one of the smallest creatures increases as it becomes material to be used in creating the next higher level of value.
We should feel that all creatures of God are objects of our love. We should be people who can love, and be loved by, even the smallest forms of life, not to mention human beings, as well as everything visible and invisible in heaven. When a bird calls, “Chirp, chirp, chirp” in the morning, instead of saying, “You pesky sparrow, I am trying to sleep late. Why are you chirping?!” say, “Oh, thank you. You came to wake me up. Ha ha, you are telling me that an important guest is coming to see me.” The outlook is different. This is a great thing.
Centered on such people, a myriad of angels in heaven form a subject realm of harmony where they can have give and take with people, as butterflies and bees do with flowers. When that happens, a flowery garden of harmony will surely appear in which God rejoices, people rejoice, angels rejoice and all things are immersed in love. A spring party will then begin.
God created the angelic world at the same time that He created the human world. What kind of world is the angelic world? Only when human beings appear with beauty and fragrance – like blossoms that exist for the sake of bearing one fruit – will the nest of love finally be prepared. Hence, all life starts from there, and all beings that have life can harmonize starting from there. Human beings make this harmony possible.
(from the book: Cheong Seong Gyeong)
Join me for 12 days to spend more time with God, our Heavenly Parent.
This was the tenth day.
God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.
This was the day of creation.
Father, You have created us to be co-creators. All the abilities we were given are meant for completing this life with an ever-growing heart and a mutual relationship with You.
A real family, this is what You have always longed for, this is what You have always been working for. This desire and idea has helped You to get through all the tribulations and grief, pain and sorrow You had to endure – because You have never given up on us, despite the uncountable amount of ways of hurt we have been giving to You.
You have created us to be co-creators of beauty, kindness, sharing and love. As the greatest example, You always responds with beauty, kindness, sharing and love towards each and everything. We do have this ability in ourselves, since You are our Father!
Forgetting own desires and plans, immersing into the life of the most beloved ones, time and space receive more meaning and value. This is how I found You today, in the time and space of being sincere, devoted, kind, enjoying beauty and giving it back, sharing heart and everything, giving and living love even without thinking of it. We were so alive with the children, we accomplished a lot, together, and the tears of happiness were flowing in my heart when I saw their unity. That made me proud, knowing they are on the right way towards You, and You only. They already have something, what I needed to learn sometimes: You are real for them, alive. Your pure son, Jesus, is their favourite to learn from, and all the teachings from You are in their everyday actions with each other, and with others, too.
If I have a request, it is to be able to be with them longer, to guide them on this pyhsical world, and experiencing together the ideal among each other – this way, co-creating Heaven on Earth.I know, it is not selfish to long for, we all want to help the people in the world out of love, sharing kindness and beauty – they are our siblings, even if we haven’t met yet, even if they are far, noone is going to Heaven, nor can’t be happy up until each and every one of us will have the bond in heart with You.
Thank You, Father, for being alive, thank You for the responsibility and trust! Please, feel the joy of co-creation I have had today!