People whom God Can Receive with Joy
Sun Myung Moon
December 21, 1958
Humankind Wanders In Search of the Truth
Selected Speeches of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Volume 5
You are a sacrificial offering representing 6,000 years. In order to be the sacrificial offering representing 6,000 years, you must know of the heart of God, who has made humankind offer sacrifices for 6,000 years.
What did Adam and Eve react when they were cast out of the realm of God’s love, after they fell in the Garden of Eden? They grieved over their miserable selves who were being chased out. This became the origin of the tears of humankind and the beginning of pain and suffering. Yet the sadness of Adam and Eve was not all there was. God’s Heart endured even greater sadness than that of Adam and Eve.
Thus, you belong to the tribe that was cast out of the realm of God’s love; and you became their descendants. While we, humans are grieving centered on our own feelings, God is grieving even today, looking at each one of us who were cast out.
How can human beings, who were cast out because of their betrayal of Heaven centered on them, be restored? You all must become a group of people who can shed tears for God, while holding onto God’s sorrow, pain and feeling of frustration, after denying everything about yourselves like your own sorrow, your frustration and your life or death. Otherwise, you cannot be restored.
For this reason, Christianity taught you to “repent.” What repentance means is to “wail.” In other words, we must return to the origin of history that began with tears. To do that, you must not cry over your own sorrow. You must burst into tears while holding on God who has embraced human beings that descended to the line of death for 6,000 years, and who shed tears and grieved in pain without humanity being aware of it.