Founder?s Remarks: Congratulatory Banquet
Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, Founder IIFWP|
February 14, 2005
Respected leaders from approximately 180 nations throughout the world, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen, I would like to greet all of you who came to congratulate me and my wife on the occasion of our birthday and crowning ceremony of the King and Queen of Peace for Cosmic Unity.
There would be nothing so special about today if this commemorative event were merely a one-time event to honor an individual. However, today is profoundly significant because what has taken place represents an unparalleled moment in history, related to the fulfillment of God?s purpose of creation and His providence of salvation for humankind.
The path that the Savior, the Messiah and the True Parent must tread, carrying all human beings in both the spirit world and physical world on his back, is thorny, even to the point of having to sacrifice his own offspring, family and clan. This burden cannot be carried by anyone else, not his siblings, not his children, and not even his most beloved wife. Nor is it a mission that can be postponed from today to tomorrow, letting time go by, for it is such a serious mission that cannot be claimed by just anyone. No one can claim to be the one, who does not have public approval from the spirit world and a royal seal from God, Himself.
The motivation and purpose of God?s creation for the universe and human beings are to perfect true love through His object partners. True love, however, cannot be achieved alone. So, human beings were created as the partners of God?s true love. They were created as His sons and daughters, the substantial object partners before God, the incorporeal True Parent. Thus, they are His most precious masterpieces among all the creation. God originally intended to realize the Kingdom of Peace and Unity both on earth and in heaven, by completing the ideal of true love through Adam and Eve and their family, and by having the first human ancestors multiply, passing on the ideal of true love to their posterity.
God?s pure, true love, true life and true lineage were to expand horizontally with Adam and Eve as the first base, then expanding to the family, the nation, the world and the cosmos through their descendants. Had this happened, they would have automatically reached the positions of True Parents, the True Teachers, the True Owners and the King and Queen, creating the Kingdom of Peace and Unity in the Cosmos.
I, Rev. Moon, offered the Coronation Ceremony of God?s Kingship in 2001, and in 2004, proclaimed the Era after the Coming of Heaven, along with God?s Fatherland and the Era of the Peace Kingdom. The Era before the Coming of Heaven was an era of confrontation, struggle, discord and disharmony, but the Era after the Coming of Heaven is an era of harmony, cooperation, accord, peace and unity. The Era before the Coming of Heaven was one controlled by division and conflicts. However, this will no longer be acceptable or allowable hereafter. Rather, an entirely new environment and realm will be created, led by the individuals, groups, societies and nations that seek reconciliation, harmony, peace and unity.
If we do not correctly understand spirituality, the spirit world, and God who is the Owner of all things, the fundamental problems of human life can never be resolved. We are now living on this physical earth, but there is another dimension to this world, known as the spirit world. However, the physical world and the spirit world are not two separate realms. They are, rather, connected as one through true love.
We exist on this earth living a physical life, but with each passing moment, we are approaching the eternal world. Our earthly life is a precious time, a period of learning to be prepared for our entry into the eternal world. The purpose of our human life is to be born of God?s love, live in His love, giving birth to our own children and, eventually, entering the spirit world, the original homeland of His love. The reason why we return to God is so that we can live with Him for eternity.
By what principle can the eternal world of freedom, equality, peace and happiness be created? Such a world can never be established without individuals and families who are living in the position of perfected object partners in relation to God and who have achieved the realm of absolute value of true love. Thus, problem-solving begins from the moment of correctly understanding God, the root of true love and peace.
The nature of true love is that the more you invest in something, the more it grows. The nature of True Love is to invest and forget, and again invest, repeating the same process. Eventually, this will result in a return of something greater. This is opposite to natural phenomena whereby an entity become smaller the more it invests or gives. Again, however, the world of true love grows bigger as we give more. Such is the principle of God?s creation, and the principle of the existence of human beings and all things, and the heavenly law of development, growth and perfection.
The very nature of love is such that it cannot be exhausted. For this reason, as long as we have a heart of love, no matter how much we invest, we will never be tired. This is because we can always fill any void with a greater amount of energy than what has been given. Throughout my life, I have been frequently persecuted, mistreated, opposed by the world living in ignorance of its true purpose, but I have never gotten tired. This is because my life has always been one of giving, and giving love. Actually, this is the reason behind to the development of the Unification Movement.
In the path of living for the sake of others with love, we cannot hold grudges or resentment forever. God, in essence, has no concept of the enemy. This is the reason why, in the world of the Peace Kingdom after the Coming of Heaven, only harmony and happiness can exist, without any conflict or boundaries.
As we enter the Era after the Coming of Heaven, all human beings should acquire a character of true love, as the basic condition to be registered in the Peace Kingdom, the New Heaven and New Earth that is on its way. For this to happen, each one needs to be reborn through three revolutions. That is, one should be reborn as a true parent, a true teacher and a true owner through the revolution of indemnity, the revolution of conscience and the revolution of heart.
Respected leaders who have come here today to meet me and my wife, sharing the same desire and will, the time has come for you to take action as leaders in this world, as the visionaries and the vanguard of a new world. For the realization of the ideals of true freedom, equality and peace, I urge you to fulfill your mission as Ambassadors for Peace, the owners of Cheonilguk, and to guide all people to carry out the three revolutions, and to practice true love for the building of one unified, ideal world with no boundaries under God.
Once you return to your own nation, you have an important mission to fulfill: you are to share this vision and educate your high level contacts from the government, the congress and all fields, the relationships that you have developed over the many years of your life. I believe that you will help them understand our purpose and join the ?Peace UN? as a member nation. In this way, you will guide your nation to take that precious position as a leading nation, with the mission to build a world of peace.
For this, if you need my assistance, please do not hesitate to call on, or to invite me to come to your country as a state guest. I am willing to visit your nation, and educate and share the Blessing of marriage with all your people on the nationwide level. With this, I would like to end my message prepared for this event. I hope that you can appreciate and comprehend it more deeply than ever.
May God?s blessings be with your families, and the entire planet earth! Thank you very much.
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