The Words of Hak Ja Han Moon from 2013
Hak Ja Han -- May 5, 2013
A new church is being offered here after 32 years, then you all are in your prime time. I felt many things on the way here and seeing long standing senior members gave me the idea of asking more from you all. I assume that all of you have been working hard and making plans with a new resolution and determination with 2020 in mind and that things have been going well. But I think with this offering to heaven of a new church you must be more sincere, dedicate yourselves in front of heaven and be more determined. Korea has been blessed beyond imagination and we must not forget who the owner is.
You are aware of the providential history as blessed families and you sang the Cheon Il Guk anthem that includes our mind-set that pursues freedom peace unification and happiness, didn't you? Is the world at this moment a world of freedom peace unification and happiness, though we have pursued one world centered on the Heavenly Parent?
When we look at what is taking place in the world it appears to be a world that has many issues rather than one that is on the path toward happiness and peace. And the failures, horrors and anxieties make it difficult each day to say what the future will hold. I'm sure you are aware of this reality through watching the news and through events that have taken place. There is a wide gap between the country that God desire and the reality.
It is true that as blessed families you have taken a path vastly different from others. It is true that because of the mistakes of humankind's progenitors the world has become fallen and is on the side of evil. Yet, God is not idle on the sidelines and in each period and in each environmental region, He has led the people and humankind toward goodness through 4 great religions. In particular the Messiah was to be sent to earth thru Christianity.
However did the people of Israel accept the messiah 2000 years ago after all the planning and preparation that went into his arrival? They sent him to the cross. That's why after 2000 years of Christianity and because of the hope of his return he came.
What did the people say they would do? They said they would attend the marriage supper of the lamb. What is the marriage supper of the lamb? It speaks of the providence that men alone can't fulfill. We can say that the 4 great religions up until now have been "son religions".
But what would have happened if Christianity bore fruit, welcomed the Lord of the Second Advent and held the marriage supper of the lamb? They are still waiting and are in a world of darkness until now.
True Parents restored all of you. You were reborn.
Many children have been born into our 2nd generations. Nevertheless, when looking at reality today, God has given us a great blessing but it was too much to bear.
I can't help thinking about Tongil Industries when coming down to Changwon. Though we can't explain all of Father's providential history because it involved Father, he created many environments for the future that others had not thought of before. But you must become awakened children who fulfill the will of their parents.
Last week I received a report about Paraguay. Father thought about the future and 60 years ago was concerned with a plan for the world of the future.
Father's work in South America is just over 20 years old. There is a river that flows thru Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. It flows out to the Atlantic. Actually the regions along this river haven't been developed. They are untouched forests. Father thought about the future there and did much providential work, wishing for the ongoing happiness of your joyful lives. But people who can't see into the future are destroying much of the environment.
When that was happening Father bought a lot of land in the region and thought about how it was the most important area for producing oxygen. He thought about the global environment. And he worked to protect hundreds of endangered species. At that time the costs of labor was $100 per month. It was then that Father gave instructions.
Farm Leda was established with the help of Japanese missionaries.
He encouraged conservation but also farming and protecting endangered species. There is a fish there called the Pacu. It tastes like beef. Have you eaten Pacu ribs? They are a delicacy. After eating Pacu ribs the research team began releasing young fry back into the river. The president of Paraguay heard that, took part and was thankful.
Father worked hard and invested himself in solving the problem of feeding humankind in the future amidst an environment where dozens of endangered fish species are disappearing off the face of the earth.
Through this one example alone we realized that only the True Parents alone can act this way with this parental heart.
(True Mother shed tears at this time and paused for few minutes. She said I'm sorry, audience applauded)
I keep thinking of the days ahead.
You must tell True Parents what you will do with the 2020 goal ahead of us.
(From this time True Mother was in tears while speaking.)
You must be proud of True Parents. You must make True Parents known.
So as people who are the parents of this country, the chosen people who can welcome God, the responsibility of awakening the people to the glory of becoming God's Fatherland lies with you.
In particular, Changwon is a place where Father set his sights on the future, established Tongil Industries and enlightened the country, as you know. By 1960, do you think Korea had a developed machine industry? It was pitiful. You can't be satisfied with the fact that Father incorporated industrial technology developed in Germany to create a future for his country so you can have a nice church here.
You have the responsibility. I heard that there are more than one million residents here. You must tell them just who it is that developed this advanced community they are living in. Before it is too late… so now is the time for you to live up to your faith.
Father, True Parents are the savior, the Messiah and not just Lord of the Second Advent, but the Parents, the True Parents of heaven and earth and those children who don't attend their parents are disobedient children. I want to lead you all to join the ranks of filial children, loyal citizens and holy saints. I would like to do that someday.
You all should have desperate hearts and put forth your maximum effort filling this church completely so that just one more person only can be aware of True Parents.
I hope that you all can do your best to become good generals that can change forth in the front line making this region the torch that can light all of Korea.