The Words of Hak Ja Han (Mrs. Sun Myung Moon)
Hak Ja Han – December 2011
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 Parent's words. However, they do provide a good idea of the "spirit" of the message. -- Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Mrs. McDevitt read True Mother's speech that she had given at the WFWP convention (20th Anniversary WFWP USA and the Abel Women UN) in Las Vegas, titled "Women as the Turning Point for Peace." After the reading, Mother said:
"It's a good speech. In Asia, people feel threatened by China and they say 'Its power has been rampant.' We have to keep watching over it. It's not easy for China to act freely without digesting Russia. When we held the UPF meeting in Vienna this time, some leaders of former Soviet Union participated, and we could learn many new things from them. At this point of the providence when True Father went to the spirit world, I don't think he stays calm just watching us from the spirit world. It depends on whether or not you fulfill your responsibility on earth. Those representatives from the former Soviet Union came to know later that the UPF was established by Father, and they became so excited.
According to the reports from the continental directors, in some countries in Africa where we don't have any members, we had an announcement of Father's Seonghwa in newspapers on huge scale introducing him as a great person. With and without our notice, it is obvious to me that all humanity with one mind and one purpose sent Father to the spirit world this time.
Your responsibility is so important. Sooner or later all of you will go to the spirit world, and how do you think you can be a person who can be recognized by Father in the spirit world, who says 'You came here now. You have done your utmost efforts on earth.' Father went to the spirit world after he gave us clear directions and goals. Foundation Day is not the end. Until we liberate all humanity and bring back all 6.5 billion people to Heaven, we have to offer our utmost effort. Father told us to accomplish the responsibility as Tribal Messiah. How many years had he emphasized that? But isn't it a pity that you can't witness even your neighbors?
Our movement in the US, the current situation is difficult internally, but you have only received parents' love and couldn't give back. What do you think of the fact that you couldn't turn the US to a heavenly nation before Father went to the spirit world? When US citizens, who had been living with the Messiah of the Second Coming on earth without notice, says, "I didn't know him," you are the one who must take that huge responsibility. This is not just the matter of accusation. In the spirit world which is eternal, you won't have even a hole where you can hide yourself. Do you know that? That's why Father had trusted you. How couldn't you be successful in witnessing and restoring your tribes? On my deep consideration, I would say Heaven was never encouraged to help you. You haven't reached that level where Heaven is moved to help you. You should repent on that.
Father said 'Before wanting to dominate the universe, perfect your dominion over yourself.' Having been through such Jeong Seong period like penance, Father started his course with the mindset 'God first.'
I am planning to go from here by car to the eastern part of the US, and would like to visit the traces where I accompanied Father years ago. I asked to make a plan and I have here the map on the desk. Good. I will explore and visit the places on my way where he would like to visit as long as my body endures.
There are many men in Las Vegas. Which is easier do you think: men become one or women become one? You men, make efforts in order to become one as if you were spending three years mourning at Father's grave ('Yes.') There is nothing that you can't do in front of parents, isn't there? Dr. Lee or someone said 'When together, you live, and when separate, you die.' It is so important to be united.
When Father came to US for the first time, you remember when he said, 'US became sick and so I came here as a doctor. I am a fire-fighter to extinguish the fire in US.' It is my understanding that it's all up to you. You shouldn't become a person who just says 'We can't make it.' But those who practice what they believe, they make it. Do you understand? ('Yes.')
I hope Father continues to love US; then I will come here often. But I don't know when I can come back next time. Again, it's all up to you. Going back to our early days, we need to establish an atmosphere in our church where Divine Principle lectures are always on without cease. In order to give the lecture, firstly, you should have such mindset. You should correctly lead your life first so that you can give the words of Heaven in place of Father even under very difficult situation. You shouldn't be self-centered. In order to give up your ego, you need to make your mind and body one. When you can start your work with such attitude, that exactly means you are free. You can become peaceful. You are happy and so your neighbors, and that means you have freedom. Don't you think so? It is the kingdom of heaven where such people live together.
All you have to do is to just live to Father's words. But without doing it, you excused with this or that theory. Don't do that. Lead yourself first.
I have many things to do now. Which is all for you and your descendants. One thing you should know at least is 'Our future is not dark but bright.' Be grateful with each and every thing, and with your eyes open report to Heaven 'Thank you for your protecting and leading me. Because of you I could do this much today. Tomorrow, I will make more efforts to return a greater honor to you.' When you live with such gratitude, you must be really happy. We had WFWP convention this time here having US, Korean, and Japanese leaders together, and let's start again with such spirit. ('Yes.')
OK then, repeat loudly, 'Thank you Heavenly Father.' ('Thank you Heavenly Father.') 'Thank you parents.' ('Thank you parents.') 'Thank you all of us.' ('Thank you all of us.') 'We love each other.' ('We love each other.')
Let's sing a song for Father. Father always had songs and entertainment at Hoon Dok Hae, and even after he went to the spirit world, he told me to do so. When I have such atmosphere, I sing for him."
Mrs. McDevitt sang "천년바위, (Rock of Ages)" followed by Rev Song from Japan with "초가삼간" (Seconds foregone) and Rev. Jo with "처녀 뱃사공." (Virgin voyeur) Rev. Yang sang "모내기 노래" (Rice-planting song) to whom Mother and all joined.
After the song, Mother repeated a part of the lyrics saying, "Let's go forward to the new nation and new heaven and earth," and that concluded the meeting that day.