The first shall be last and the last shall be first

The first shall be last and the last shall be first

Sun Myung Moon
July 17, 2011
Hoon Dok Hae
Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

The first shall be last and the last shall be first. Only in a world where each being can yield to its partner, which it loves more than itself, despite the fact that their positions can be changed at any time, can a sphere be created; in that world, north, south, east and west align with the realm of oneness centering on the core….

North, south, east and west existed at the starting point. From the center of this starting point there is a trumpet hole from which the realm of resonance begins. This is how you come to hear the phrase “mind and body in harmonious union.” Which comes first, the word or the substantial self? [The substantial self.] At the final station, I am speaking about the settlement of the substantial self of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.

I am talking about responsibility today. Where do the responsibilities of men and women come together, and where do they end?…

Since people cannot keep in rhythm, how can there be a world of peace? Unity comes about on the foundation of harmony. West, east, north and south can be united through the power of harmony. The world exists in pairs. When things go wrong, life can become an everlasting struggle. Peace is the only standard that can rectify this. This is a logically appropriate conclusion….You have to become a person who knows how to adapt to the environment, even if things turn around 180 degrees, even if north, south, east and west are rearranged, and even if north and south are turned upside down. Without becoming such a person, you cannot enter God’s family and be guaranteed eternal life.

I came to a southern nation and find myself in Nigeria. I have found a place where a person can profit as a younger brother. Nigeria [pronounced in Korean] sounds like the statement, “I am now visiting the place that is beneficial to my younger brother.” That person can come here after packing up his belongings from the right, left, south and north. I came here to pass on an inheritance to a person who has become a representative of Heaven. But what is that? There is a secret blessing hidden in my bag of blessings….

What is today’s theme? It is about our historical responsibility. The theme of this morning’s speech is “responsibility,” isn’t it? We have formation, growth and completion; we have seven stages, eight stages….

Which comes first, harmony or unity? Anybody who only talks about the Unification Church’s Divine Principle is a fake. Before speaking about the Principle, harmony is necessary.