Happy Birthday to Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon! (Jan 6th on the Heavenly (lunar-based) calendar.
Cheon Seong Gyeong 325
What is the difference between true love and authority? In true love, you give love and then forget that you have given it. What is the line between good and evil? Evil is where something is given with the intention of receiving all the benefit for oneself, and goodness is where, even though you give, you forget that you have done so. Even in a household, those who serve others more stand on the good side, and the one who lives for others most becomes the master of that family in the end. Let us say there are ten friends. Which would be the best among them? The one who cares for all the others. Then the ten friends would make the one who was taking care of them the central figure and serve him. This is how the universe is inherited. (141-252, 1986.2.26)
Cheong Seong Gyeong 1171
In order for Jesus to undergo the course in which he could indemnify all of the disordered events of providential history, he needed the absolute support of his mother. At the wedding in Cana, Galilee, when Jesus’ mother told him they had run out of wine, he said, “O woman, what have you to do with me?”(John 2:4) Was he in a good mood when he said this? He snapped at her, and meant, “What foolish things are you talking about at the wedding of relatives? You haven’t even done your duty as a mother!” You can understand this, can’t you? (139-307, 1986.1.31)
2. God and Human Beings United in Love
God the Almighty has said… “My servant will not approach Me with anything dearer than that which I put on him as an obligation; and he continues presenting Me with works of supererogation, that I may love him. And when I love him, I am his hearing by which he hears, his sight by which he sees, his hand by which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks.”
40 Hadith of an-Nawawi 38 (Islam)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?… For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8.35, 38-39
“Look at those who are clothed in the wedding garment of charity, adorned with many true virtues; they are united with Me through love. So I say, if you should ask Me who they are, I would answer,” said the gentle loving Word, “that they are another Me; for they have lost and drowned their own will and have clothed themselves and united themselves and conformed themselves with Mine.”
Catherine of Siena (Christianity)
Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Perfect unity is possible only in the perfect love of God. (94:263, October 1, 1977)
Once God’s love dwells within your heart, even when you are alone, you will be totally filled. You will be happy. Because His love fills you, you can find joy in everything. (95:39, September 11, 1977)
What is God like? He is a God of love. When Saint Paul said, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” he meant the love of God in Christ. Even Christ is nothing without God’s love. Hence, we cherish God’s love more than anything. God’s love is the source of life, happiness and peace. You will understand this if you have spiritual experiences. (24:325, September 14, 1969)
Once a person has tasted and joined himself to God’s original love, would he or she ever want to separate from it? When a bee is sucking nectar and you pull on its abdomen, it will not release its mouth from the nectar even if its abdomen is pulled off. So, what will you do once you have experienced the taste of God’s love? You might leave, but you would turn around, come back, and cling to it. (137:57, December 18, 1985)
Love alone can solve everything. Love alone holds the privilege to possess the ideal vertical axis. Love brings the right of possession, the right to equality, and the right of participation. When I have true love, God dwells within me, and I in God. God belongs to me, God’s love belongs to me, and God’s universe belongs to me. We can have such a concept of possession. Since each of us has such a value, we have an original desire to display ourselves proudly to the entire creation. (179:169, August 1, 1988)
People who experience the heart of God in their lives cannot come before God without shedding tears, no matter where they are. They know the original Will of God and struggle to become His sons and daughters. If you are among them, sharing God’s will and desire, He will visit you and weep with you.
Where are the roots of God’s grief? They are inside us. They are inside our nation, this world and all things of creation. We must carry on a movement to eradicate them and restore God’s joy. For us, the center of our life of faith should be to experience God’s grief.
When we live shedding tears for God, we can perceive God’s eternal love and fulfill the mission as God’s representatives. Immersed in God’s sorrowful heart, we do not need to pray. We do not need to rely on doctrines. Before we pray, we already feel the heart of God…
Do not hold a grudge against anyone. Rather, weep for them. Then you shall receive the benefit of paying indemnity. Today you enjoy the privilege of being the first people to experience God’s grief and shed tears for Him. Know, however, that God shed tears for you first. (4:60, March 2, 1958)
Father! Please reach out to each of us
and hold us with both arms in Thy loving embrace.
How anxiously hast Thou looked forward to this,
hoping for this moment?
Now I can fully envision Thy heart!
Now I can fully envision Thy heartbreak. (9:160-61, May 8, 1960)