Father Moon's words about Mother Moon
excerpt from As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen
An Incomparable Inner Beauty
My wife has such a tremendous heart of love and care that she even gave her wedding ring to someone in need. When she sees someone in need of clothes, she buys that person clothes. When she comes across someone hungry, she buys the person a meal. There have been many times when we have received presents from others that she would give away to someone else without even opening them. Once we were touring the Netherlands and had a chance to visit a factory that processed diamonds. Wanting to express my heart of regret toward my wife for all her sacrifices, I bought her a diamond ring. I didn’t have much money, so I couldn’t buy her a large one. I picked out one I liked and presented it to her. Later, she even gave away that ring. When I saw the ring wasn’t on her finger, I asked her, “Where did the ring go?”
She answered, “You know by now I can’t keep something like that when someone has a greater need.”
Once I saw her pulling out a large wrapping cloth, and she was working quietly to pack some clothes. “What are you going to do with those clothes?” I asked her.
“I have a use for them,” she said.
She filled several wrapping cloths with clothes without telling me what she planned to do with them. When she was finished, she told me she was getting ready to send the clothes to our missionaries working in foreign countries.
“This one’s for Mongolia, this one’s for Africa, and this one’s for Paraguay,” she said.
She had a slightly self-conscious smile that made her look so sweet when she told me. Still today, she takes it upon herself to look after our overseas missionaries.
My wife established the International Relief and Friendship Foundation in 1979. It has done service projects in numerous countries, such as Zaire, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. The foundation gives food to impoverished children, medicine to those who are sick, and clothing to those in need. In Korea, she created the Aewon charity organization in 1994. Its activities include managing a canteen serving free food to the poor and supporting low-wage earners, the handicapped, children taking care of families in place of parents, and others. It also provides aid to the North Korean people. My wife has also been active in women’s organizations for some time. The Women’s Federation for World Peace, which she established in 1992, has branches in some eighty countries and is in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations as a nongovernmental organization.
Throughout history, women have been persecuted, but I predict this will change. The coming world will be one of reconciliation and peace based on women’s maternal character, love, and sociability. The time is coming when the power of women will save the world.
It would seem that my wife would be devastated each time she faced such difficult situations, but she always remained unshaken. Even in the most difficult and unbearable circumstances, my wife never lost her serene smile. She always crossed over life’s most difficult peaks successfully. When church members ask my wife’s advice on raising their own children, she tells them: “Be patient and wait. The period when children wander is only temporary. No matter what they do, embrace them, love them, and wait for them. Children will always return to the love of their parents.”
I have never raised my voice toward my wife. This is not because of my character, but because my wife has never given me cause to do so. Throughout our life together, she has labored to care for me with complete, loving devotion. She is even the one to care for my hair. So this great saint of world affairs is also the best barber in the world. Now that I am old I make many new demands on her, and she always responds. If I ask her to cut my toenails, she will do it cheerfully. My toenails are mine, but I can’t see them very well. She sees them perfectly well, though. It’s a strange thing. The older I become, the more precious my wife is to me.
Commemorative on the Second Anniversary of the Cheon Il Guk Foundation Day and the 2015 Cosmic Blessing Ceremony officiated by the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
1.13 in thr 3rd year of Cheon Il Guk (March 3, 2015)
Cheongshim World Peace Center
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, we have ushered in the New Year and with it, the third year of Cheon Il Guk. Heaven has blessed this day with a shower of white snow, as if to say, ‘congratulations’. I take this to be Heaven’s way of telling us to live in pure and unblemished, just like the white snow. Beloved Unificationist families, in the third year of Cheon Il Guk, the year of the blue sheep, what resolutions have you made? Shouldn’t our way of life advance forward in the New Year compared to the previous year? Don’t you think so? On this day, I offer my thanks and congratulations to heaven while feeling the unending grace and love of God. Since True Father’s Seonghwa, I have been endeavoring to offer and dedicate the three great scriptures to Heaven. As of today, the last of the three books, the Cham Bumo Gyeong (True Parents’ Life Course), will find its place among these Holy Scriptures.
I don’t know if you welcome this day with deep gratitude, but, I can tell you that Heaven has waited for this day for six-thousand years. Heaven’s providential course—the providential history of restoration through indemnity—which has guided human history, is, in a word, tragic. Our Heavenly Parent went through many hardships to find one central point at which to wait. Here, He longed for the advancement of the providence. Yet, because of the repeated mistakes made by humankind, Heaven had to wait countless years to find this point.. However, in 1960, a new morning dawned; the True Parents, the first and last of their kind to appear in human history, finally began their course of guiding the providential history. Heaven gave humankind many religions in order to enlighten humankind who had fallen into ignorance after the Human Fall. However, there were limitations to this way of enlightenment. Ignorance of the root of the fall limited religions from resolving the difficult problems of the world.
God went through many pains in order to raise the people of Israel through whom He tried to complete the providence of restoration through indemnity. God sent His only begotten son; however, this son never received the chance to shine. Our Heavenly Parent, God, went through non-stop excruciating pain; His heart was constantly being torn into pieces. God sent His only begotten son to the people whom He raised for four-thousand years. This position remained. Jesus promised to return. That was the start of the two-thousand year providential history of Christianity. Then, must the returning lord come on the clouds? Ignorant people even after the enlightenment of the twentieth century believed that the Lord would return on the clouds. They were unable to conceive of a messiah who would come in the flesh to carry out the dispensation of salvation. That has been the fifty-year history of the Unification Movement. I said that today was a good day so I won’t want to speak of hardships. I will say, we must reveal the truth.
Looking at the world today, have you thought, who is the owner of this world? There is no owner. Is it the democratic world? Is it the communist world? Are the prosperous nations the owners of this world? No. The true owner must appear. The true owner is the one who perfects God’s providential history. That person is the true parent. You know this, right? In the Book of Romans, there is a parable about the wild olive tree and true olive tree. When people read this passage, they do not understand the underlying concept God is trying to express in these verses. A wild olive tree cannot become a true olive tree on its own. When the owner comes it can then engraft itself to the owner, the true olive tree. However, this process of engrafting is not easy. The true olive tree has a responsibility; its roots must be planted deeply so that it can survive in any difficult circumstances. What does this mean? After enduring many difficulties, you were able to receive the Marriage Blessing from True Parents. Then, as a blessed family, what should you do? The Marriage Blessing will hold no meaning if you allow your blessing to extend only to your family, while living in this age of True Parents. , Do you understand? Blessed families must fulfill their responsibility. The Marriage Blessing should not remain within or end up as a blessing that extends only to your family. You must reveal to your neighbors, your tribe, and your nation that True Parents are the true owners. That is the only way for you to go today if you want to receive the crown of glory, the only way to prove that you lived in this era with True Parents. Please engrave this in your hearts.
All the blessed families gathered here today and also those participating via internet throughout the world should proclaim True Parents to all four corners of the world, and fulfill their responsibilities as tribal messiahs practicing true love according to True Parents’ teachings. Humankind is suffering and dying amidst the destructive force of religion, race and national borders that is afflicting tragedies upon the world today. Can you gaze upon them without doing anything? We must educate everyone and raise them up as True Parents’ children. That is the only way to go in order to bring about one united world that we, Heaven, and all humankind have longed for. I sincerely ask that you engrave these goals in your hearts, and do your best.