I am sorry I scolded you
March 15, 2011
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Hwa Gung in Las Vegas
Note: These notes are taken from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication of True Father’s words.
Mrs. McDevitt read Father’s speech, titled “The Path of Restoration is the Path of Destiny”.
Father asked Yeon Ah Nim (Hyung Jin Nim’s wife) to share her testimony, which is as follows:
Father assigned our family, which is insufficient, as the international president (Katsumi: Father often says if a husband is assigned for a mission, all the family members are with that mission too). I was born and raised in a family that has nothing to be proud of, and I am truly grateful that Father assigned me as the Chuk Sa Jang.
We have been in a public mission for three years and I would like to say, “Everything has been done by True Parents”. Every time I faced difficulties and wanted to escape, True Father, holding my hands, gave me encouraging words. His words that “Nobody knows the difficult path you have been through, but Heaven knows it” have been a great power for me in public mission, which I believe enabled me to go forward until today.
This time it was a tremendous honor for us to be able to accompany True Parents, who went to Sedona. When Father suddenly called us for the trip, I said to my husband, “We have many things to do, such as Sunday service and the national assembly of the church leaders in Korea.” But he said, “Those are not more important than this. Father continues to be in my dreams and I feel he needs to see me. The most important thing for us is, for example, to express our gratitude, saying ‘The food you bought for us is the best,’ when we eat together with True Parents, or saying ‘Thank you so much for bring us to this place,’ when they take us to Sedona. That’s all we can do for True Parents.”
When I heard such words from him which I could not have thought of, I realized that the international president of love means to become the international president of true love responding to True Parents. I am so grateful to become a family with him who practices it. I always feel filled with True Father’s grace.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you True Parents.
The following are some of Father’s words during the meeting.
“Do you know the meaning of Chuk Sa Jang? Chang Shik Yang, I am sorry I scolded you when we went to Sedona. But that kind of moment could be an emblem like a statue or a light house in the future that your descendants will respect. If one collects such moments a lot, those could become their fortune and foundations that will never be gone even if the world changes.
I have also been persecuted, but every time I moaned with pain at the deep valley where nobody could imagine, Heaven came to and consoled me, which became the material you are now leaning through Hoon Dok Hae. Those who respect it more than I do will be like light houses for thousands of years and will be honored in the spirit world.”
“In pure Heaven and on pure earth, under the clear sunlight and moonlight, the pure ideal world will dance. The water in the river will dance. It is only in the religious world that one can experience and miss Heaven, earth, sun or moon as the object partners in such poetic way. That’s why a religious life has a higher standard in living.”
Finally, True Parents sang some songs and all the participants joined in, which warmly concluded the meeting.