My motive to come to Las Vegas lies with Heaven
Sun Myung Moon
July 4, 2011
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Hwa Gung in Las Vegas on 6.4 by the H.C.
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. However, they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message. — Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Mrs. McDevitt read Father’s speech titled “Front Line of the Restoration,” given at the former HQ on Sunday Oct. 12, 1969.
“My motive to come to Las Vegas does not lie in this house nor the Hoover Dam, but in Heaven.” (Indicating his calligraphy hung on the wall, which became this year’s motto) “You should take a photo of it.” (Then Father explained the meaning the way each word was written)
“What is the title of Father’s latest speech?. Everything is inside the title.”
“I still remember this tragedy. There were young students, and under persecution they became very close with each other and were married. As husband and wife they were so close with each other. Christians (who were against our church) made rumors against them and the husband hung himself and died. I cannot help but saying that it was my responsibility.”
“Nam Joo Bek (1902-1949) is the person who registered the Holy Lord Church with the Japanese Governor-General in 1935. He was a genius and had clear insight towards the future. Yong Do Lee (1901-1933) has the same Chinese character with my name, which is dragon. (Katsumi: Father’s original name is Yong Myung Moon.) He was the representative who pioneered the way of the dragon in the Joseon dynasty. He died like Jesus, who died at the age of 33.”
Father talked a lot about his grand-uncles (Yoon Guk Moon and Shin Guk Moon) and grandfather (Chi Guk Moon).
(When Shin Jun Nim came to Father for a greeting, Father held his fingers and bent them towards the upside of his arm, and said) “His fingers reach his arm. He is physically flexible and so is good at sports. (Bending his fingers towards himself too) I could do this before. Such a person is not bit by poisonous snakes. Because their legs know it, for example, they cramp up. In such a case there must be something in front without fail. Our body is mysterious as such.”
Father said one should do fishing based on scientific data, and he explained the characters of the fish, how to find spots, good time zones for fishing and so on. True Parents sang, which concluded the meeting.