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Cheon Seong Gyeong 299
Wearing a cross means being a Christian. Carrying True Parents’ picture signifies being a son and daughter of True Parents; first the symbol, then the image and then the substance.
These people will be protected because they enter the formation-stage realm of formation, growth, and completion. For this reason, the tribal messiah should prepare pictures for them. To break through on the local level means to have people put up True Parents’ picture.
If they will only put up True Parents’ picture, then they will surely attend workshops. When they attend a workshop and become inspired, you can tell them, “You cannot buy this content even with a huge sum of money, so please make an offering according to how much you think it is worth!” You can use the money to cover the cost of your local activities. Give the photos out to all those who have been to America for education. (212-108, 1991.1.2)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1465
Why were we born, why should we live, and where should we go? You should not think that you were the cause of your birth. People are born into this world yet do not know the origin and purpose of their birth; they are ignorant of the motivation and purpose of their existence.
Neither our birth nor our life nor our death stems from our own intentions. Then, what do we have to be proud about? We have no control over our birth, we are merely custodians in this life, and we cannot avoid the path of death. Thus, any attempt at self-praise and holding self-indulgent pride is pitiful. Once born, we are destined to live, and destined to die and pass away to the next world. (7-178, 1959.9.6)
1. A Heart to Love All People
Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
The sages of old… taught us to love Heaven, to love the earth, and to love humankind. (19:285, March 10, 1968)
God’s love is the original source of the universe, and it embraces the world. If such love had reached each and every person, wouldn’t this world be a realm where love is everywhere, whether we go up or down?
In such a world, what would we value in a person? It would not be eloquence or good looks. We would value people of character, those who are faultless from any angle. Their fragrance would spread to everyone who knew them. Shouldn’t you be like that? When you relate to others with the heart that each is a part of God and no one is unrelated to God, then everyone becomes your friend. (33:89-90, August 9, 1970)
A loving heart is the same whether it is for an enemy or a friend. It is universal. The whole is the same as one cell. The universe is formed like a human being, each composed of 400 trillion cells living in oneness. You can become one with God when you become the embodiment of love that can connect to all of these cells. (225:132, January 5, 1992)
God’s love has no boundaries. Love transcends national borders. Love transcends race. In love there is no discrimination between black, white, and yellow.
Love is the greatest thing. Wherever love flows freely and without fear, the environment adapts to it; who or what would want to rebel? This way of thinking is pleasing to God. Distributing love everywhere is the only way to win God’s favor. (164:93, April 26, 1987)
What is the character of God? God is a being who loves His object partner more than He loves Himself. God’s activity of loving the object partner more than self brings unity; then together they can love an object partner of greater scope. Since this is the core of God’s practice, God sends the person closest to Himself to the evil world, offering him as a sacrifice for humankind. This is God’s way of thinking.
That is why the sages, saints and great men of history invariably taught, “Love all humankind.” They did not restrict their love to only their family, but loved their country. They went beyond their country to love the world. They loved this way even though they were not welcomed, but rejected and sacrificed. (100:81, August 8, 1978)