No Matter What Kind Of Suffering It Is, Please Let Us Win Over All Of It

No Matter What Kind Of Suffering It Is, Please Let Us Win Over All Of It

Sun Myung Moon
September 14, 1958
Excerpt
Prayers of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Volume 3: The Determination Volume

Father!

Shall we say that the way that we are going and going is steep? Please allow us to understand that we cannot compare our minds with the anguish of your heart, and we cannot compare how we are mistreated with the footprints you have left in the realm of Satan which blocked you layer after layer.

Even while we go this steep way, please allow a sense of mission for taking responsibility for the Will of heaven to well up in our minds, and please allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to accompany you on your course by becoming friends of your sorrowful history even while we are sorrowful ourselves. Please allow us to become friends of your suffering heart by feeling those historical suffering together. Please allow us to be able to become object partners of joy of our eternal father, by becoming friends of your external sorrow at the same time as becoming friends of your internal sorrow, and becoming friends who share your indignant heart.

We have come to know that more than everything being a problem today, we ourselves, who are searching around in order to receive blessings, are the problem. But if humankind cannot be aware of the sorrow that is in our hearts, then we know that there is no way for us to find the path of happiness. We have come to know that if we human beings, who must walk a path a suffering, want to avoid that path of suffering, we will never be able to avoid that path of suffering. Please act to awaken the many people who have forgotten endurance, which wins over frustration and disappointment, to the fact that without that endurance they cannot avoid any kind of suffering.

We have come to know the principle of heavenly morality that only when we go over the peak of sorrow, only when we go over the peak of suffering, only when we go over the peak of indignant hearts, are the blessings of that day decided. Now please allow us to hold onto your heart, to hold onto the earth, to hold onto all things, and while weeping, to be able to say, “Father, since your sorrow is my sorrow; your suffering is my suffering, and your troubles are my troubles, please entrust all that suffering to me, and you take a position of joy.”

Since we know that we have the destined relationship of father and child which can move all things, and a love which we cannot remove even if we wanted to, please let us be able to be acknowledged by you.

Since we know your heart which desires to restore the entire universe by establishing victorious sons among the great variety of people, please lead us to be able to have that heart in each of our bodies and to reveal it. Please allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to go forth keeping your way while being grateful even while on any kind of path of death or while being sacrificed as any kind of offering. We earnestly hope and desire that you will lead us to become people who realize your will under any circumstances, and who do not become people who betray you by cutting off our relationship with you. We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.