Complete Obedience Means a Person Has No Sense of Self

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What constitutes a wonderful and good husband or wife? The quality of seeing the spouse as absolute in the place of God and in the place of the True Parents. Such a husband and such a wife together constitute the true couple. Children who are born into the family where God is seen as absolute, parents are seen as absolute, and the conjugal relationship is seen as absolute, must themselves be seen as absolute. This is what is referred to in the Unification Church as the ideal of the four-position foundation. (147-231, 1986.9.28)

Richard: What a wonderful image of a true family. Join us in August to study this wonderful Principle of Creation.

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As viewed from God’s original ideal of creation, the eldest son should come from God’s side and, of course, the second son should also come from God’s side. Due to the Fall, the position of the first son was taken by Satan, and the position of the second son went to God. This has to be made right. Thus, when we consider the story of Esau and Jacob in the Bible, Jacob united with his mother and received her help. He gave Esau the pottage of lentils and bread in exchange for the birthright of the firstborn son. Until today, we could not understand why Bible history is the way it is. With the appearance of the Unification Church, its meaning was clarified for the first time. (134-304, 1985.8.16)

Obedience and Submission

2. Striving for Absolute Obedience—to Make My Will as God’s Will

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Complete obedience means that a person has no sense of self in front of his Subject Partner. (271:118, August 23, 1995)

Everyone should practice obedience. However, while anyone can obey, not everyone can totally surrender him or herself. Only through total surrender can we fulfill the indemnity condition. (18:188, June 7, 1967) Continue reading “Complete Obedience Means a Person Has No Sense of Self”

Make God’s Will as Your Will

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A true person is someone living with true love. True love will live eternally for the sake of the center. This is God’s core essence. True love is God’s love. A person who loves God for eternity will become an owner of true love. (123-328, 1983.1.9)

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    Through this ceremony, the environmental conditions necessary for all humankind to be able to participate in the Blessing have been created, and all people connected to the mainstream ideal can now belong to You through attending it. This amazing and incredible miracle has been wrought, not just by the work of the Unification Church but also by the joint efforts of Yourself and the spirit world. Therefore, I hope and pray that You can forever hold the victorious dominion and sovereignty of eternal love and glory gained from this ceremony, and establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in the spirit world through the liberation achieved by this Blessing. All humankind connected to the 360 Million Couples can now unite in heart and strive to achieve the unity of mind and body, husband and wife, and within the tribe, race, nation, world, and cosmos. These couples have been established as the nucleus representing the True Parents on earth and the family in the garden of Your love. They have been blessed in order to complete the Kingdom of Heaven on earth with the sovereignty of the love central to the ideal of creation, which has been Your eternal dream.
    I stand before them on this occasion which You have long desired, and bless them to become Your children who from this moment can inherit Your will to build Your kingdom on earth and in heaven as true individuals by uniting mind and body, husband and wife, parents and children, and with their siblings in the blessed world. Please be with them and bless them as they march forward to the place of victory and glory. I pronounce my benediction upon the 360 million Couples in the name of the True Parents! Amen! Amen! Amen! (299-109, 1999.2.7)

Richard:  This is part of the benedication prayer from the 360 Million Couples Blessing.

Obedience and Submission

2. Striving for Absolute Obedience—to Make My Will as God’s Will

A sacrificial vessel:
The superior man, taking his stance as
righteousness requires, adheres firmly to
Heaven’s decrees.
    I Ching 50 (Confucianism)

Make [God’s] will as your will,
so that He may make your will as His will;
make naught your will before His will,
so that He may make naught the will of others before your will.
    Mishnah, Avot 2.4 (Judaism) Continue reading “Make God’s Will as Your Will”