Parents’ Day – True Parents And Blessed Couples [Part 4 of 4]
Sun Myung Moon
March 23, 1993
Grand Ball Room, World Mission Center. New York
Translator – Sang Kil Han
Until now God Himself had to be struck and mistreated by Satan, in order to restore these. He has been persevering for millions of years. That is God’s strategy: be hit first, and finally win. But Satan’s pattern is the opposite: hit first, and ultimately lose. The whole world has come against Reverend Moon, who has received persecution patiently. Finally, he is inheriting the property of the world which persecuted him. The real meaning of the way of persecution is that the one who is persecuted the most by the world becomes the receiver of the property of the persecutors. This is God’s secret strategy by which He has been defeating Satan’s method of attack. Reverend Moon understood that. That is why I could freely receive all the persecution I have. When I was surrounded and attacked by all the nations of the world, I knew that Satan was hitting me. The result was that Satan was the loser. The Soviet Union attacked me, America attacked me, the established Christian churches hit me, every major religion hit me. Every family and individual in the world attacked me. That means every possible part of this world attacked me and was against me. Therefore, the property of this whole world was destined to eventually be passed on to Reverend Moon. What a wonderful point of view this is.
When someone hits you, or says, “Don’t go to the Unification Church! I don’t like that!” you should just take it, be silent. Do you know that rule? Inside you are laughing, thinking, “The time is coming when you will lose and I will gain. Go ahead and hit me.” The elder brother seems to be like the leading nation’s president. The younger brother looks beaten down, like the sick one. Which side should the parents side with, the elder brother’s position or younger brother’s position? When the parents see the elder hit the younger, immediately they would not like that. They would stand with the younger brother. He is working hard. The surrounding people ask, “Why are you working so hard?” They make noises and make a persecution situation. They continue and continue and at last, the president will understand and immediately go to stand on the younger brother’s side. Is that true? That is the way of following God’s strategy. The religious world must take this formula way, believe us, and at last receive ownership in the position of elder brother and parents and kingship.
The Bible has already said to us, “Those who persevere to the last, very last, will be saved.” That is what salvation is.
Where do man and God meet? Right here at the seat of marriage. And in the seat of love. Through the sexual organ, that is where real joining takes place. But today, we are embarrassed to even talk about that in private, much less in public, because this was the real root of the problem and corruption of mankind. People choose not to talk about it because there has been no solution to the problem. But now we have the solution. With God’s ideal and truth, we learn firsthand. When man and woman meet together in the bond of True Love, we must immediately think about God. We have to look at our own sexual organs as the means by which we can achieve True Love, centering on God. God is welcoming and dedicating our sexual intercourse to True Love. Do you understand?
We have to pull everything with our body. We should think about that all the time. The woman and man make love with that kind of thinking toward their body, “I have to welcome God in this way. By connecting with God, how deeply can I love at this time?” You think about the whole love system, and the connecting part is right there. In the love system childhood, brotherhood, couples, true parenthood all connect. God can enjoy this stimulating, electric touching. When you become the kind of couple who is truly stimulated, truly loving, then God wants to dwell within your family. Do you understand? This is the very ideal of God’s creation! The original breakdown which caused the world to become fallen was centered on these sexual organs. All the ideals of creation were broken down because of this organ. The original foundational teaching was restoration of the dwelling place of True Love. How valuable it is. Everything is completed here, right and left, front and rear, up and down. Everything reaches completion and connection. Marriage is the time of first love and first sexual intercourse. What a valuable thing marriage is, then. How can we ever reach completion of the ideal True Love without woman, without man? There is no way. That would be the place of despair and darkness.
Grandparents, parents, and your couple are together forever. For all eternity, human beings will be going this same way, centering on God’s love. One father, one mother, one couple, one set of parents. One brotherhood. Father is now in Adam’s position. How can the woman’s world grow to the original woman’s side? Father thinks about that. How can the younger sister, in Eve’s position grow up? That is Father’s mission. You don’t know the ideal of couples. Father has been teaching you men, helping you become good husbands. I give you and your couple new dignity. Teaching that original foundation for restoration, God is standing there forever. You are now going on to your world of eternal happiness. Do you understand?
Father is teaching you now. All women are sometimes a child, sometimes a sister, sometimes a parent. In the future, many parents will be appearing from this woman’s world. How valuable that is. Ideal man is appearing on earth for the first time. The opposite sex partner is woman. You have to understand that clearly.
Would God want to become a grandparent, too or would He not? God has never before been in the grandparents position because Adam and Eve didn’t have true children. Here, another four position foundation must be made in this level before God can be Grandpa. That is the ideal system where you cannot separate. Grandparents, children, and grandchildren live together in one family. These three can never separate. When you look at the world, no matter how big it is, every person comes within these categories: elderly persons are in the grandparents age group; middle-aged people are in the parents group; younger people are in the children’s group.
Many children are born here on this level. There are many families comprised of children on the third level. Then God not only becomes one with the parents, but also when the children marry, God comes down to them as well. The grandparents, parents and children are all equal, in that sense.
That means no matter how many generations flow, and no matter how many families multiply horizontally, God still occupies the same position. Therefore, we call God “Our Father,” and not our Grandfather, or Great-grandfather. That is because we are centered on our first love, and our first love is with God, too. Therefore, we call God “our Father”. God is Father to this family, to this family, and so on and so on, including all the different levels of family. Adam and Eve are the present, and this is the past, and here we come to the future. Here is the grandfather’s position, here is the father’s position and the children’s position, if you position this horizontally by tilting it ninety degrees. The past, present, and future are all in one perspective.
Grandpa is the past king. He is like the ambassador plenipotentiary, with special privileges. The parents are the current king and queen of the families and the grandfather is always representing the king of the spirit world. The grandfather and grandmother, father and mother, and the children must always come into perfect unity. Let us look at our own situation. We are in the exact same situation as Adam and Eve themselves. Therefore, what do we inherit? We are truly the princes and princesses of God’s kingdom – literally, not hypothetically or figuratively. We are like our True Parents, ourselves.
The children must serve their own parents more than a king, within the family. They must serve their grandparents, too, because God reigns in the spirit world, and the grandparents represent the king of this world. Can you believe that there is only one country in this fallen world which is included in this category, that description? The only family system like this in the entire world is the Korean family system. It looks almost exactly like that. Only their root is different. In the large, well-bred Korean families, there are all different age groups. Sometimes an uncle will be younger than his nephew. Or sometimes the elder son of the elder son of the elder son will be very young. He is the main line offspring. No matter how young he may be, or what his social status is, the rest of the family will center on him, including the elderly, middle-aged and so on. They center on this elder son ship. It is very strict. Your family is the palace, truly and realistically, of the kingdom of this earth and the spirit world. Two kingdoms come together in one place-God’s spiritual kingdom and this earthly, physical kingdom-in which our parents are king and queen. The mission of Blessed couples is to connect that spirit world kingdom and that physical world kingdom into one. Your mission as Blessed couples is, to allow your children to inherit those two kingdoms. Do you understand? This is not just a concept, this is reality. This is your reality and you have to make it happen in your own family. Those families who are centered on True Love will connect with one place, experiencing that love for their whole life. They will pass away to spirit world and the Kingdom of Heaven, after that. The original base must be established on earth; otherwise, you cannot get into heaven.
The Christian world teaches, “Only believe in Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” What level of salvation can that be? What kind of value can that have? They don’t know. You know well, and you understand clearly. God’s viewpoint is to see the completion of childhood, brotherhood, couples and parenthood connecting with God Himself. Those four levels make completion combined with mind inside and body outside, connected with the central True Love. It is the place of perfection. Without it there is no way to go back to God.
Which part connects both worlds? The sexual organs. Do you understand the central importance and sacredness of your sexual organs? The first ancestors made the mistake with their love and became centered on Satan. Then Satan took God’s position. How much agony must God have felt! How many years and what a long, long time God must have endured suffering, agony and pain. God has always been working behind history watching the same mistakes being repeated over and over. Fallen mankind doesn’t know the truth about history. Once you truly understand this concept, you can understand God’s deepest heart, God’s position and the true position of humanity. How can you go over, how can you solve this after reaching that kind of deepest place? This is humankind’s ultimate purpose. Do you understand? No matter how hard you may try to deny that, go to the spirit world and you will see clearly how true it is. This is not just a concept. Do you understand?
No matter how much power someone may have on this earth, no matter how famous he may be, it will have no value in spirit world. How can you love humankind, like God? Couples must embrace the world with a True Love concept like Mother and Father embracing the universe. You need a universal concept. You are universal True Love partners. You are in the position of Blessed couple-parents’. Look at your children, that is like God’s position. You have the same feeling God has looking at you, embracing them and nursing them. You are God’s True Love partner in that relationship. That is your role as Blessed couples. You have to follow the way of True Parents. The children will grow up in that way. That will bring completion to everything. Otherwise you cannot be free.
When you American people hear this concept, you say, “How wonderful that kind of family would be.” All the people of the world would agree, no matter where they come from. Everyone wants to bring this kind of family to their own country. Do you think America would continue to decline, if that kind of attitude becomes common? No. America will go up. Isn’t that true?
All you leaders who are here from overseas, you missionaries, you have to know that the mission of the Blessed couples has those two parts. Do you understand? Just as the topic of Father’s sermon is True Parents and Blessed Couples, we must become both. We need to accomplish the four levels of heart foundation and the three kingships. You have to leave the mainstream and, as an elder son, inherit kingship. Then horizontally, you must gain opposite partnership. That is the royal family system. When you pass away you will go to heaven, after accomplishing that This is the original viewpoint and perspective.
Do you understand clearly? Even if Father disappears from here, will you be able to achieve that kind of value in your life, that kind of result? Yes or no? You understand this clearly, so there is no problem, right? So you can make it happen, no problem. This is your blueprint. Anybody who knows about technology can understand that once you have a plan, a blueprint, you can just follow it and it will come about. You have to have a blueprint, in order to build a machine. You have the blueprint for your own completion and the blueprint for the completion of your family. That is all you need. Do you understand clearly?
Today is the 34th Parents’ Day. That means we have completed thirty-three years of Parents’ Days, which was the age of Jesus when he died. At that time, he should have been making the family system. He could not make that position but instead had to die on the cross. Then he could reappear and create the spiritual Christian world. But the Christian world has no base in the physical world, no country base. They are like the clouds in the sky. The east wind blows and they go toward the west. They have no country. Israel at that time had the country foundation. But, because of the rejection of Jesus, he had no country foundation. The Christian world had to endure almost four hundred years of persecution at the hands of the Roman world. They had no country. Everywhere they were accused, in every country.
Now God’s side has no country! America is not God’s country; Korea is not God’s country. We may have to build that country and our true family system, from now. First we have the family, then tribe, next nation and world. That is the way. You have to build up to the nation and world. Father has made the highway for you. Many obstacles have been cleared to build that highway. You have to get your own car to travel in. You have to learn to drive that car. You have to supply the gasoline. Then you can travel along that highway. Otherwise, there is no way. This is your mission; it has the same meaning as the five percent responsibility from Divine Principle viewpoint. No matter how great may be the highway out there waiting for you, if you don’t have any automobile, you do not have any use for that highway. Likewise, you have to digest this making it your own. Father’s house is like a car. You control that. You are the driver, you have ownership, and you have to earn the money to buy your gas and food. Don’t get into debt.
Debt is the shameful way in spirit world. How can we go the opposite way? Otherwise, you cannot go to the royal family place. The most organized, scientific place is heaven.
By restoring elder son ship, parenthood, and kingship, the family should resemble this. We should have a grandfather and grandmother, we should have a father and mother, and we should have children. Those are Blessed couples. What if you don’t have your grandparents living with you in your home? Maybe you should invite some from the senior citizen home, invite some to live with you. You white couples, bring the black grandfather or grandmother to live with you from the senior citizen home, and serve them like God. Would that family perish or prosper? They would prosper. What about the country filled with families like that? Would other people praise them or accuse them? You will be universally praised and admired for doing such a thing.
America already has plenty of blessings. What we must do is maintain them, don’t let those blessings go. The only way America can keep her blessings of today is by living in such a way. We can keep the blessing forever and ever. How can one person from the Orient come here and speak to 200 million proud Westerners, saying whatever he wishes, and nobody utters a word? Why? Because everybody realizes, “He’s right. He’s telling the truth from the historical viewpoint.” Otherwise, someone would come and confront me and challenge what I am saying. Nobody can do that because they know it is truthful.
You members of the congregation have been sitting here for one, two, three, four, even five hours so far today. Other people may think, “What could possibly be so great?” But still you all sit here and want to continue listening. Why is that? What if Father never taught all these things to you and I was killed in an accident tomorrow? How could I go to spirit world with a peaceful mind if I didn’t teach everything I could to you while I was on the earth? Think about it from that perspective. Father must teach you what I must. We cannot be limited by time. You understand that, don’t you? Father’s position is that serious.
Are you hungry? (No!) Even though you have been sitting here for almost six hours, your hips ache and you have been yelled at and chastised by Father, but still you feel nourished, still you want Father to continue. That is our great mystery. But Father has often spent even seventeen hours kneeling in prayer, praying for all of you, praying for mankind. I was shedding tears, sweat, and feeling the miserable situation of the world, during ten years. Compared with that, sitting here and listening for seven hours is an easy thing. No problem. Do you understand? You can think about my situation. I have to teach everyone and help them understand these contents. How can I pass on these things to them, how can they inherit them? God wants True Parents to pass on everything. Father cannot sleep, cannot eat. He has forgotten sleeping, playing, and eating. He is thinking only, “How can I teach and help them experience this truth?” And that is every day, day in and day out, year after year. Father’s whole life has been absorbed by his mission. Just like that. If you want to follow Father, you have to do the same things as Father, the same activities, in the same way.
(Father speaks in Korean to regional leaders.) So this part of the sermon is over now, and Father is addressing the regional directors briefly. Father has done all he has to do here in America during the past twenty-one years. Now there is one area to which Father hasn’t yet attended. There are sections of the world where 20 million people are starving to death today, at this moment. Approximately 60,000 people die of malnutrition and starvation, on any given day. Who is going to take responsibility for them? Will America? They say no. What about other advanced nations? The most basic concept is that we should all treat our fellow man as our brothers and sisters. That is what God expects of us. The name of True Parents is fearful because Father has to extend his hand to the starving people, and that is why Father is involved in the fishing industry. It is not to make any money. The immense fields and flatlands of Texas are important. There are no owners of those lands, either. People come and work the lands, but they get tired and they pack up and go away from that country. Nobody is the master there. They want to strike oil, strike it rich and become millionaires. Then they plan to leave. Father thought, “I will become the master here and all the Unification Church members will pay attention.” All we need is land and water, and then we can produce food. No problem. Also we can farm fish.
The European people never taught the Africans how to farm; they just sold them farm products. We have to indemnify that, too. Do we welcome that or not? Let’s say that we will just eat two meals, instead of eating three meals a day and still accomplish our work. Would you welcome that, or not?
Father is speaking very strongly in Korean now. Do you understand what I was saying? One side is hearing that and so serious, the other side just imagining what I said. You have to understand clearly and digest everything. Do you understand? Father’s language is only one, not two. Absolutely one. Two is the enemy. This is not Reverend Moon’s concept, it is the truth of Divine Principle, of the original world which God created. Isn’t that true? So you have to learn the language of True Parents in order to understand. Otherwise, you will have to face your ancestors when you get to the spirit world and they will say, “You met the True Parents on the earth, right?” You will answer, “Yes.” They will say, “You were taught the secrets of heaven by Father himself, right?” You will say, “Yes.” But when they ask you, “Did you learn Father’s language, the mother tongue of Korean, so you could understand Father deeply?” What shall you answer then, yes or no? Tell me, yes or no? You will have to say no if you don’t understand Korean. You need to be able to talk personally to True Parents, frankly in conversation. Think about how proud your ancestors would be to look down upon you to see that. So your ancestors will also be angry and hit you if you don’t learn Korean; they will criticize you! How can you escape that kind of situation in the spirit world? Do you understand?
When you pass away, you will encounter your ancestors in spirit world. They will ask, “Did you learn Korean?” If you have to tell them no, you will have to hang your head. It is bad. True Parents’ words are more valuable than the Constitution of America. There are only one True Parents, only one forever. There will be only one True Parents, in the past, present, and future. They will never appear again, because they live only once. True Parents exist in the flesh only one time on this earth, and this is that one time. True Parents are teaching you the secrets of heaven, feeding truth to you. Father could never teach those concepts until I fulfilled them. I never taught you something unless I had not already fulfilled it. Therefore, Satan could never complain against me. You should go and pray hard for forty days, if you don’t believe the things I am teaching. Even do a fast, and then you ask God if what I am teaching is correct. You will hear, “Yes, Father’s teaching is correct. You have to follow him forever.” This is the main judgment.
You Blessed couples have to teach Father’s concept.
The central gathering place for the heavenly system is the true family system, connecting heaven and connecting the physical world and connecting the future world. That is kingship. Our base is our family. Grandpa is the one you have to treat like God. He is the heavenly king. The grandpa has the absolute power, in the family. Your parents are in Adam and Eve position. The higher position is that of the king of the family.
All you Blessed couples, is this very clear? While you are here on earth you must gain the completion of the philosophical world, the religious world purpose completion, the individual purpose completion, and the completion of history. You need to accomplish the completion of everything, every terminal point. True Parents are the prototype of the formula family. You have to follow Father’s family. You have to complete this concept. This is the mission of the Blessed couples. Do you understand? (Yes.) What about the second generation? How can you do this? No matter how difficult our way is, we have to go over this original textbook teaching. Now you clearly understand this.
Five Hundred people from each country, from 160 different countries, equals a total of about 80 to 100 thousand people. How to educate them quickly is our question now. Father is planning to become self-sufficient in providing food in those areas while training these people by growing potatoes and other vegetables, in Texas. I tried to eat a large potato for lunch and couldn’t finish it. Also, there are cornfields, as well as wheat. So growing staple foods is no problem. Vegetables are also possible. You can grow them on the side. Building a house from prefabricated parts is no problem. You can build any number of houses. We will extend to the Texas/Mexican borders and continuing this effort beyond those borders, maybe all the way down to South America.
We will buy perhaps 1,000 acres from each state in the fifty states. It doesn’t have to be all in one place. Of course, we cannot disclose where we are going to buy since that would drive the land prices up. We could even bring Mississippi River water to that area, if water is needed. We could use seven hundred bulldozers. Each bulldozer could dig a one mile canal and therefore we could dig a 700 mile canal. We could produce those bulldozers with our own hands through the heavy machinery factory in Korea. That is no problem, right? If 700 bulldozers all go to work at the same time, big things could be accomplished quickly.
Calculate everything according to the formula way. Are you going to be a part of that or not? Are you going to participate? How about this: each Blessed couple can come to Texas for forty days for three years, bringing their own food and supplies to work for this project. Can you do that? We have to work in such a way in order to save the millions of people who are starving in the world. How can you save them, if you can’t work that hard? The mathematics of the problem are like this: if every 200 people in the world took care of one starving person, that would eliminate all starvation in the world. What is America doing? What about Japan and Germany, which are likewise so blessed with material? What are they going to use it for? If they don’t do this work, should the Unification Church members do it? If we do, we might suffer so much that we might be pushed to the edge of existence. We can’t die because then all would be lost, but we just barely survive. Are we going to work so hard that we get to that point? Are you going to do that?
(I cannot believe in America.) Can you American people do that too? (Yes.) I don’t believe that. How many times have you said, “Oh, we will do it! We pledge to God we will do it! Absolutely we will do it!” Already you have forgotten, as soon as you get outside of the gates of East Garden. That kind of people live in America. Those of you who are gathering here, you are not average Americans, right? You are different, aren’t you? You are colored Americans, you are Moony-colored Americans, isn’t that true? America is proud to be a melting pot, full of people of different colors and cultures, but Moonies do not melt in the American pot becoming colored like America. Instead, after twenty years, the American people start to become the color of Moonies. America has come the opposite way. Many times I have heard “Reverend Moon, go back home,” which is like “Yankee, go home.” Is Father’s teaching a good concept or a bad one? How good is it? Absolutely good. Just as in the Bible, it says, “Truly, truly I say to you, believe in what I say, believe in Christ.” I am telling you the same thing now.
Those who support my idea, and say “I want to be a part of it,” raise your hands. How much money are you going to raise for this purpose? How much will each family donate to support this? Will you donate $100 a year, $500 a year, $1000, or $10,000 or more? You will decide. There is no limit. A hundred million dollars is okay! We welcome that.
This is a serious time; this is a serious project. The world is in a desperate position. Who can solve the problems? No one in the world except Reverend Moon knows what to do or how to do it. Reverend Moon is now making that kind of atmosphere in this world. We are subject, plus, and the world is minus. We are liberating the world. It is the same formula; isn’t that true?
We have the individual level formula and know how to make the vertical relationship so we can grow and grow to completion. We must feed all the starving people. No problem. We will go up, up, up. Have you made a decision in your mind, at this time? Which one, $1000 or $10,000? American people don’t like small things, right? You like bigger things, right? More, more. That is the way God’s true children are, growing closer and closer to God.
Can we all pledge, “Yes, Father, I will be willing to serve forty days a year for the cause”? We are much indebted to our Parents. This is a way for you to begin to repay that enormous debt. Father guarantees that wherever there is good soil and plenty of water nobody will have to go hungry or starve. Father’s plan for the fishing industry was based on a twenty-year plan. This is the twentieth year. We have very much expanded our fishing industry, centering on Kodiak. Even though we experienced a lot of economic hardship in the meantime, and there were lots of rumors flying around, Father still held on, and Father went over the hill. Now we are making it a success.
People thought I was bragging when I said, “I will make it so that the Mercedes-Benz automobiles will be dependent upon a certain part which we manufacture in our factories. Also the BMW.” Those are the most high-tech cars made in Germany. They will not be able to make that kind of perfect car, without Reverend Moon’s factory-made part. Only one factory has produced it during the past forty years. Father can make anything. We have that kind of high-technology capability. The German engineering world combined against me for ten years and hit, hit, hit. They said, “You are like the worst Mafia guy. We don’t need you in our German factory world. Go back home.” How strongly they came against me! At that time, West Germany connected with the Soviets for the future. They wanted to move that kind of factory into the Soviet Union. Business spies were connecting with Germany. The underworld was fighting against Reverend Moon’s members and their activities. You didn’t know about that. Why? I have to save the underdeveloped countries. European people think, “Reverend Moon is our enemy. He is giving technology and resources to the African world so they can develop and connect into one.” They are worried that then Africa will not give resources to Europe, and in that case, Europe will have difficulty. America has been taking resources from South America and using them to take power. They are not helping South America, but trying to control them forever. God doesn’t want that.
The resources of the world belong to all the people of the world, not just Germans, Japanese, or Americans. Every country is equal. Look at nuclear power for example. Americans think nobody else should have that kind of power. They think, “Only we have the authority to use nuclear power. North Korea shouldn’t have that kind of power.” Who should decide? Father says, “No, Nuclear energy should be controlled by a representative committee from the world community. They should have the power to control it, not American people alone.” Father will lead that kind of committee from now on.
America should look at the Asian area. Red China has nuclear power. Japan has no problem to make that kind of power. The Soviets have it. North Korea has that power. The Asian area has this kind of power. America, on the other side of the Pacific, says that these countries shouldn’t have it. I understand that problem clearly. If North Korea took that position, immediately all the other Asian nations will combine into one against America. What shall you do? I will control and make it an equal way. Do you understand? Reverend Moon can advise the world community how to employ nuclear power. I made a recommendation to the Bush Administration. I told them, “You have to do this,” but they didn’t follow me. Bush lost the election, now he has a big problem.
There would be no hope for America, if The Washington Times was not there. This country is in a miserable situation. How can we protect it? Only Reverend Moon thinks about that. The Washington Times takes up the sword to fight against mistakes being made by government leaders. Reverend Moon was speaking out against his mistakes, in the time of Carter. Now we have the second-generation Carter people. They support homosexuals and free-sex and abortion. Imagine the army taking in openly homosexual people.
Father speaks straight, since he is a man of religion. That is the law here. We can say anything from the pulpit. That is our religious right. So the Unification Church members have to be brave and audacious, bold and strong in proclaiming their faith. When Father is ready to recruit you and say, “Let’s go out and save the 20 million starving people,” are you going to go forward or not? (Yes.)
There will be a time in history when those mobile homes Father bought for you ten years ago will have a price tag of $100,000 or more. Nobody will be able to buy them. Father bought 200 trucks. He will continue that project, as long as Father is here. We should never let them get rusty or unused. We should be using them, working them.
We really support and go along with that, don’t we? If so, raise your hands. We must understand that for more than ten years, until Father reached thirty years of age, there was not a day in his life when he didn’t feel hungry. You cannot lead a religious life, if your stomach is full. One of the most unbearable pains is hunger. We must challenge ourselves to say, “I will love God so much that it will give me the strength to tolerate hunger and lack of sleep and thinking about sex. All these are the physical challenges, the three greatest enemies to an individual. Those are the three main parts of Satan’s armament.
That is why Father always took only two meals when he was training himself during his school days. That is a holy undertaking. All the members of the Unification Church could do that to save the 20 million starving people. Father does not use any towel bigger than the size you use to wash your face. He uses a small towel, not a big huge towel like a blanket, for a bath. Resources can be saved, in ways such as that, for the sake of the starving. Father always bickers with Mother. She wants me to send my underwear to the laundry every day, but I tell her, “No, I’m going to use it one more day before I send it to the laundry.” Did you know that Father will not flush the toilet until he has used it three times? What change we would see, if everybody in the Unification Church did that and dedicated the money saved to feed the hungry. Such an effort will not succeed in just a few days. It will take many years. I have gone to McDonald’s in a Lincoln limousine, as you know. I am the McDonald’s champion. Did you know that whenever my limousine pulls into the McDonald’s parking lot, the people are speculating, “They think that must be some high level government person,” and they look and look to see the dignitary expecting some white person. When they see that the passenger in the sedan is Reverend Moon they really register their surprise. They are surprised to see an Oriental person coming to McDonald’s in such a car. They may think he is showing off and they think, “He is actually a poor person who cannot afford to eat anything better than McDonald’s. He spent all his money on that car.”
Father doesn’t feel comfortable riding in fancy, expensive cars. Whenever I ride in a car, any car, I think about the 20 million starving people of the world. My thinking always goes there first. Do you follow? Even if we fast and donate the money we save that way, we must still raise our own money for this project. Father is not begging. But Father does not mind begging in order to help these people. We moved out of the old house at East Garden, because it became too small to accommodate the family as we grew. A lot of people gave us presents, unbeknownst to me. I was surprised to see it when we moved in to the new house. I didn’t use much of that. In fact, I gave most of it away to other people. That is how a religious person should be.
My conscience does not bother me over money matters. God knows that and supports Father. Father can relate with millionaires and feel natural around them. I do not feel out of place. I am undaunted. When I see penniless people, I can also relate well with them, and I don’t feel any guilt toward them. Now in Washington some strange phenomena have occurred. When Father announced a certain project everybody got inspired about it and a lot of rich companies wanted to become involved. They have said they want to be partners. But I don’t go along with them easily. I don’t want to play the rich people’s game. I tell them, “Most of all, you have to respect Reverend Moon and his ideas about business and the purpose of business. You have to agree to follow that kind of concept. If you do, then I will consider you as a partner.” They say, “We will do it!” I tell them, “Yesterday you didn’t want to have anything to do with me, but today you are welcoming me? I don’t go for that.” Father is that famous, do you understand?
What do you think? Father has ability in every area or not? Yes? How can you understand me? Look at the results of Father’s foundation in this country and around the world. People will follow me, absolutely, if they really look at it and experience it. People will support me with that kind of attitude. Do you want to invest into this project to save the Third World? Those who do may get their statues erected in the villages which you help. Not a penny of your money will be spent in any way which you would not want it to be spent. Those who really welcome and will do that, with your mouth wide open in a very happy and excited expression, saying, “That’s a darn good idea, Father. I will do it,” raise your hands. (Applause.)
In one day you can raise $100, so a $100 donation for the year is out of the question. How about $1,000, or would you prefer to donate $10,000? Either one. If you give $1,000, that is the value you will derive back. If you give $10,000, that will connect you to that much more value. Which one do you choose, the first or the second one? I can’t hear you! Even if you had to borrow money and go into debt, still we must do this. If we make a donation of $10,000 to this cause, we will have the foundation to train our children and later they could go to Africa and be respected as great leaders there, too. So $1,000 is too small; at least we have to give $5,000 a year and go beyond to $10,000 a year and more.
(Discussion with Regional Directors in Korean.) Father thinks about you, from now. Fundraising team leader, stand up. What will you do? Will you follow me? (Sure.) Sure? Really? Yes? Absolutely? Father is so powerful! (Laughter.)
Those present here today, plan on raising $5,000 a year for this project to save the Third World. Maybe $10,000 is too much, but $5,000 should be possible for you. This is a holy undertaking, and if we do it, God will return to us ten and even a hundred times the value of what we donate. Those who are the regional leaders of foreign missionaries, please stand up. There are 160 mission nations. We will buy at least 500 acres per country. If the cost is $400 per acre, multiplied by 500, how much would that be? $200,000 per country, correct? We have three years’ time. (Talks to Japanese leaders in Japanese.)
Also, we must send enough people to serve for forty days each year. Father already made enough foundation to save five billion people. Therefore, to save 20 million from starvation will only be supplemental.
We should be so ashamed, if all the children of True Parents get together and are not able to provide for 20 million starving people. We will fulfill this goal.
We can build an enormous deer ranch. Elk and red deer usually live only in the cold climates of Canada and the Arctic regions, but in this particular part of Texas we see those kind of deer. Father feels inspired that God provided this land for us. It has a unique geography. The Rocky Mountains are just to the west of this area, so the cold air from north is pushed all the way down to this area. It cannot go over the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. So this area in Texas is very hot in the daytime but it becomes very cool at night. That is why the big red deer dwell there. Not only that, but we also can buy 5,000 more head of deer at less than $100 a head if we want to. Also there are fox and partridge. We let go about 400 partridge and they scattered all around. Maybe we will let out another 4,000 partridges.
This land is incredibly fertile and rich. Any sort of game animal can prosper there. You can grow just about any crop and it will become jumbo size. My direction to all you men in the Unification Church is that you must go down to Texas three times a year, bringing your own food, raising your own funds to get there. Go there and serve. Father will teach you how to hunt, shoot, fish, and grow crops. I will make all of you very versatile people. Do you understand? You will be able to go and talk with anybody including the governor of your state and explain how to develop land. You will say, “Now, I want you to help me in this development project for the sake of the Third World. You will receive greater prosperity if you help. Will you do it?” And they will say, “Yes, yes. Please come to my state.”
Our location in Texas is very nice. The residence is like a palace, very big. It is more beautiful than the Louvre palace in France. People look at it and are just amazed. It is just waiting for all the Unification Church members to come and visit. Do you want to visit that beautiful place? Raise your hand, please, if you do. But when you visit that place, you have to bring a lot of money to spend! (Laughter.) You have to take your own money. “Money” means “much, much” in Korean. You say “Mani, mani”, to say very enjoyable. So bring mani money. Do you understand?
The horizon is so big, in Texas. The light takes a long time to spread in the morning. The sunsets are long, too. It is a beautiful sight to behold. Every day the sunsets are different, it is so beautiful. When you see it, you will think, “This place is amazing. I didn’t know such a beautiful place existed. I am so fond of it, I don’t want to go back home!” You will want to stay for a long, long time. It is a good place.
So it is decided, right? (Applause) Ah, we are feeling so good! (Laughter) That’s true! How enjoyable! Father wants all of you to fill up, swell up with the great dream of working hard to chase out all the poverty and starvation from this world. When we are full of hope for the ideal and we are working very hard for that, then God’s blessing will eternally be upon us. The Unification Church Blessed couples will prosper and prosper forever.
There are a lot of rattlesnakes down there in Texas so you have to wear long boots to protect yourself. Also, there are big poison spiders and scorpions that are very dangerous. Once you are bitten, you have to get the antidote right away or you will fade away. You children have decided to take over some of the burdens which Parents have been bearing single-handedly for the last thirty years and more, on this memorable 34th Parents’ Day, the 33rd anniversary day of Parents’ Day. When you now decide to do that, in Father’s place, then the Unification Church will have lots of hope in the future. Lots of blessing will come from God to the Unification Church. What Father is literally saying is, Father has been doing that much and now we are about to do that much of Father’s work. If we say, “Well Father, it’s going to be difficult,” you may as well die. What use will you have if we can’t do at least that much? Thank you, Father. Let us pray.