Brothers and Sisters from around the world, it is again a pleasure to see you all here at Cheong Pyeong. I am sure that a lot of you have actually heard rumors or whatever, surrounding certain issues in our church, which are causing confusion in different regions. And you probably even saw stuff on the Internet. But I am sure you did not see this in so much detail.
The fact of the matter is though; True Parents have been suffering greatly over the past 15 plus months. On many occasions, as all of you who are with True Parents during HDH know, Parents very strongly said, even many times, to take legal action. And I and Kook-jin nim, we went to Parents multiple times, and we begged them to please give a little more time, before we do such things.
So it may seem to our worldwide membership that this is very sudden, but actually for the past 15 plus months True Parents have been suffering through this ordeal. I am sure that you all know that the real reason that True Parents are going to Las Vegas is because they are, of course, trying to meet their son. So it is actually a very painful situation for all of us in the Unification Church. Anybody that has to be in leadership, and especially in the True Family, especially True Parents, this is absolutely heart-breaking.
So I think that we all have to remember where our faith is at the center. True Parents give us life, true love and true lineage; and then our responsibility is to give them absolute faith and love and obedience. We all fail at that to certain degrees during our life of faith. And if we look at our lives, we will notice that actually we are not perfect either; that we all have sinned. We may not have Original Sin, due to True Parents blessing, but we do have collective sin, we do have hereditary sin, and we do have individual sin, which we accumulate on a daily basis every day. So, one of the things that we must remember is that we are sinners.