The People of Israel Treated the Messiah with Carelessness

Cheon Seong Gyeong 467

When you meet with someone you
like and love, you want to embrace and
kiss that person. This is a natural instinct
between the sexes. You can think you
are meeting your partner in order to love
your surroundings – the universe. Find-
ing a partner and establishing a relation-
ship is a natural human behavior.
When man relates to woman and
woman relates to man under the ideal of
partnership, there will be no acts or inci-
dents that violate the order of love. The
true order of love emerges only when
man and woman meet on the basis of the
ideal of partnership. (Blessed Family – 353)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1077

Is not happiness all about living
and working for the sake of each oth-
er based on love? The wife lives for the
sake of her husband, the children live
for the sake of the parents, and the par-
ents, grandparents, and grandchildren
live for the sake of the family. When
all members of a family strive to create
something for the entire family rather
than for their individual selves, when
the grandfather, father, and moth-
er and even the children are frugal in
their personal spending in order to cre-
ate something for the entire family, and
when the entire family works hard to
expand their common possessions, that
household will prosper. For this reason,
such a nest of love can expand from a
place that refrains from spending mon-
ey in order to save up and live for the
whole. When these families spread out
to society and the world, the ideal can
be fulfilled. This does not happen cen-
tering on yourself or your own personal
belongings. (167-214, 1987.7.19)

The Ideal Kingdom of Heaven, Our Hope

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
February 22, 1959

Matthew 3: 1-17

Father, let those of us who have gathered here today become the determined group of people who gathered around the River Jordan. Allow us to become the group who gathered around John the Baptist to listen to new tidings.

Let us become those who examine the footsteps of the Israelites as they longed for the coming of the Messiah and struggled. Let us take on the appearance of the group of people who followed John the Baptist, connected with each other, having overcome all historical sadness and centering on heavenly love. Let us become the manifestation of the group of people who were following Jesus, who were rejoicing with new hope, each connected to each in Shim Jung.

We know that Your tears still remain in this land. You were proud of the power of the chosen people and the chosen citizens of Your nation. You lamented, “Where has Israel, living in the realm of blessing, gone?”

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