Sun Myung Moon's Speeches from 2004

End of the 4-Day Celebration In Chung Pyung

Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 2004
Notes by Laurent Ladouce

Dear all,

The 4-day celebration in Chung Pyung ended with a beautiful entertainment, from 11:15 to 12:30. Some very famous Korean singers came for this occasion, especially one lady who is a star here. She came down from stage to be with our members for a while.

All these singers gathered together for the grand finale, which was "Arirang Seurirang". Father liked it and danced.

Before that, Father and Mother had celebrated the Coronation of God. The Hoon Dok Hae for that was the speech given on January 13, 2001, read by Reverend Kwak.

During his powerful comments, Father spoke very clearly to all of us. He wanted to tell us three points:

1. You need a revolution of indemnity. The mind has to take full control of the body. We should really burn the body, cook the body (Father used these kinds of expression several times during the 4 days, and needless to say, we should not take it literally).

2. Based on this formation stage revolution comes the revolution of the conscience (growth stage).

3. The completion stage is the revolution of the heart.

I want to share these points with you, because they seem to be the central teaching of True Parents as we start a new year.

The year 2004 starts with much Blessing, but also with a warning to all of us. I don't think that we should take this warning negatively, meaning that disasters or simply bad things may happen to us or to the world. This is not the kind of judgment we can expect. Of course, I may be wrong. I feel that Father is opening a world of limitless Blessing and happiness to all mankind, and it is up to us whether we want to enter this world or not. But this world is very real.

Father wants us to know that there are many Blessings around, based on his victorious foundation. If we cannot unite with True Parents, we shall simply miss the opportunity to change our life, to connect to God. Then, we return to hell, which means living in our small world of self-centerdness.

Father is stimulating our appetite for a life of great spiritual quality, together with the living God and the True Parents. If we unite with pure heart, there is immediate reward and joy for everyone.

Father wants all of us to think of ourselves as second selves of True Parents, and not only as ordinary people who simply "believe" in the True Parents, but whose life remains in the old lineage.

Father is urging us to live a life of faith which is not merely conceptual, but which is very substantial. Of course, we may fear a life of true love, thinking that it means more indemnity, more sacrifice etc. Father surely means living a public life which is really victorious, shining. Of course, it is not easy to make this jump, but Father made a big celebration to let us taste joy and great satisfaction during 4 intense days.

An illustration of the loyalty we should have was given by Reverend Hwang. As he came back from Jerusalem on December 26, Father told him to organize a big seminar in Yeosu for 300 people, by the end of the year.

End of the year means just a few days. Rev. Hwang managed to convince the mayor of Yeosu last Saturday (December 27) to host a big event in his city. The mayor, who is a powerful and conscientious Christian agreed and obeyed. Our members had only one day (Monday 29) to prepare everything.

On December 30, around 500 people came at the venue, the purpose of which was to make a report of the Jerusalem rally.

Father expects us to have this kind of unity with him, to act as his second selves without second thoughts. Our team of 84 people had similar experiences in New York, Korea and Japan on several occasions, like meeting 23 ambassadors in one day on October 13, and later meeting 30 ambassadors in 25 minutes on December 4. We should really believe that some spiritual rockets are pushing us to proclaim urgently. Our life of faith should not remain spiritual, we have to act. ACTION. Father really called us for action.

Really, True Parents expect a lot from all of us in 2004. Let us really proclaim God's Fatherland and the Era of the Peace Kingdom.

True Parents also give so much love. The awards for the Yut game were quite substantial and the winners of the lottery really got high prizes. 30 people were the winners of the first prize, which includes a car, plus one hundred volumes of Father's speeches. True Parents give all these things with a very pure and genuine heart. When they give such precious items, they are almost shy and very discrete in a way. I saw it on several occasions. We can feel their parental heart which likes to make other people feel happy.

I think True Parents expect nothing in return. Probably they wish that all of us can become as loving, as public as they are, and they show the example constantly.

Father shares joyful moments with us, as well as hardships. Hoon Dok Hae is hard for everyone, but Father is always there with us for hours and hours, without dozing off or being spaced out. Father constantly shows us that he is not the Messiah we believe in, but the Messiah that we have to become ourselves, otherwise his own life loses much of its meaning.

Father likes to hear reports from people who absolutely follow his instructions and are victorious. He so much enjoys the company of these good-hearted fellows.

Laurent Ladouce

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