The Path of a Person Who Upholds Goodness Is Not Smooth

The Richard Urban Show
#117 – An Analysis of President Biden’s Soul of the Nation Speech

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Knowing God’s will and heart, I have worked with single-minded determination in devoting my entire heart and energy to accomplish His will without regard to the time of day, changes in the seasons, or my circumstances. Looking back on the eighty years of my life, I realize I would not be here with you today were it not for His help during that time, notwithstanding my hardships and persecution. I have spoken publicly on some 10,000 occasions in many places around the world. These speeches have been published in a series of more than 300 volumes.

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You should love and serve your ancestors. It is not a sin to do so. Even in the satanic world, people serve their ancestors. But in the case of Christianity, don’t they tell you not to serve your ancestors? In the future, though, you will have to serve the ancestors of the heavenly world continuously. That is why the Unification Church approves of ancestral rites. Christians make a fuss about it saying, “Oh, that’s an idol,” don’t they? But Blessed families who live in the fallen world have the responsibility to keep this tradition and pass it on to their descendants. (241-127, 1992.12.20)

Leadership and Government

Righteous Leadership

1. A Passion for Justice and a Fierce Love for the People

What kind of person is a true leader? He is able to deal with every difficult situation. Misery and hunger do not dissuade him. Though he encounters tragedy and weeps bitter tears, he never thinks of turning back. Even in the face of death, he continues to push forward. He does not mind suffering losses in the present as long as his actions will benefit future generations and advance the purpose of God. (118:41, May 2, 1982)

Don’t be pulled by your circumstances. You yourself must pull your circumstances. (Way of God’s Will 1.3)

The path of a person who upholds goodness is not smooth. Not many people welcome an individual who strives to cultivate a character of exceptional goodness, especially as he tries to separate the evil environment from his surroundings. There is opposition when he tries to build a family of goodness, and even stronger evil forces surround and oppose any attempt to build a tribe of goodness.
    If he were to lead that tribe of goodness to expand to a nation of goodness, tremendous evil forces would no doubt raise their flag against him and try to block his way. And if he were to try and lead that nation of goodness to establish a world of goodness, then evil nations, rather than helping the nation of goodness on its way, would no doubt oppose it in every way possible. (36:52, November 15, 1970)

In order to become a person capable of carrying a great responsibility:
You must establish the foundation that you can master your circumstances and build upon them.
You must be the most outstanding in advancing the Will of God.
You must be foremost in considering the whole purpose.
You must be concerned about your subordinates and pray for them before you eat or sleep.
You must think that you exist for them, not they for you.
You must want to add your effort to whatever gifts God has given you. (Way of God’s Will 1.3)

 Jesus visited his disciples after his resurrection because, although they betrayed him, he could not betray the pledge he made to them. A leader cannot be at ease until he carries out his pledges. (Way of God’s Will 1.3)

Does anyone respect a leader who thinks only about the present and not the future? I don’t believe that any leader of a nation is like that. A great leader has a vision of the future and inspires the people to endure suffering for the sake of the future. (97:88, March 1, 1978)

Leaders can never lead without tears. True leaders are those who foresee that their nation will face trials and train their people before the tribulations come by driving them into suffering and hardship. (Way of God’s Will 1.3)

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