Cheon Seong Gyeong 2265
The family that liberates God from His sorrow is His family. God’s abode of rest is in the family formed by people with the qualification of the first son and husband that can love more than all his other brothers. The mission of Blessed Families in the Unification Church is to create the realm of the Sabbath where they, as parents, would want to welcome even beggars as their own children to live with them. Do not forget your destiny as blessed couples to fulfill this mission. (295-245, 1998.8.28)
Richard: When we live for the sake of others, God can have a peaceful Sabbath rest in our families. Aju!
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1212
The term “foundation of faith” refers to an unshakable person of principle establishing a foundation of faith that enables him to be one with God’s Principle, without changing his position whether it is day or night, regardless of seasonal changes, throughout his youth, middle age, and old age. Only after that, a foundation of substance based on the Principle will be established. Upon the foundation of faith, the foundation of substance emerges through the Principle, and if you stand on that foundation of substance in oneness with the Principle, you will inherit the world of heart as the person who has the value of God’s object partner. This is the way fallen people should go. (68-189, 1973.7.29)
Gratitude and Indebtedness
2. Our Debt to God, to Nature and to Our Forbearers, Which We Repay by Helping Others
Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Where did your life come from originally? From your parents, who invested themselves in you, and from nature, which gave you the food to make your flesh, blood and bones. If you were to repay everything that they have lent you, you would have nothing left. Furthermore, you are indebted to God who originally gave you life. What, then, do you have left? God, your parents and nature invested themselves in you; therefore, you are a chunk of indebtedness.
Have you paid these debts? Are you even trying to pay them? At least, a debtor can be thankful. Your creditors are not asking you to pay your debt. In fact they are not even claiming that you owe them. How thankful you ought to be!
Jesus told a parable about a cruel servant. His lord had generously forgiven him a debt he could not pay, but he turned around and threw a man into jail who was indebted to him. On hearing of it, his lord spoke angrily to him for being so cruel after he himself had received mercy. We have nothing that is inherently ours. God gave us life unconditionally, without requiring us to sign any contract or pay interest on his loan or repay the principal within a fixed number of years. The only way we can repay Him and show our gratitude is by giving to others. (93:193, May 29, 1977)
The attitude of a believer must always be that of a debtor. Have you paid your debts? If you have no worldly debts, why not incur some debts as a form of training? You should experience the hardships of being in debt. It is truly miserable. If you owe even a penny, your creditor can grab you by the lapels and treat you like dirt. In the same way, since you owe a debt to God, it is not proper for you to assert yourself. (43:108, April 25, 1971)
God must be so exhausted, coping with the billions of fallen people in the world. How tired must God be as He strives to fulfill His Will! So if you pray, “Heavenly Father, don’t worry. I will do it!” even if it is just words, God would approve. When you pray in such a way, God says, “Wow! That person is a great guy. He has a future.” (93:22, May 8, 1977)
What can you pay in return for receiving the grace of God? You have to say, “I will pay for it with my filial love.” (Way of God’s Will)
We may be anxious,
we may be lonely,
our situation may be miserable,
but when we recall that Thou, O Father, art even more miserable than we,
we understand that we must become sacrifices
and comfort Thee, our pitiful Father. (25:38, September 28, 1969)