Once you believe in True Parents you realize they are your lord and savior. They are your True Parents, who have died and died so, an unworthy sinner like myself could go before God. When you realize that you have that kind of parent, then you don’t take them for granted. You wish to offer yourself to them, as they have offered themselves to you.
When we say we believe in our True Parents it must arise in our life. In doing so I have 4 ways that I always tell people to reflect themselves whether they are on the right track.
First, you can check yourself asking, am I repenting everyday? Do I carry out a life of repentance? Do I understand my unworthiness before the perfection of God? Do I repent at all? Not repenting in pain, suffering and in torture but do I repent with joy? Do I have the ability to see that I am flawed and to come honestly in front of True Parents and to repent? Am I living a life of repentance?
Second, do I hate all sins? Including the sins I thought so casually about. Those small things that you probably thought is so tiny that even True Parents would forgive. Now I hate these things and must hate it with all my heart.
You see, because God is love He must hate. People really mix up about this. God is love so He cannot hate me. Unfortunately, because God is love, sin cannot go near Him. Evil cannot go near Him because there is no evil in love. There is no sin in love, no false in love, no infidelity in love, and no adultery in love. So because God is love, He hates sin, adultery, and infidelity. Do we hate the sins that we used to think so casually about?
Now do we feel the chastising of the Holy Spirit and the spirit world upon us? Now do we feel the weight of the spirit world watching and judging us? Do you live like that? As members of the unification church do we live like that?
A third would be the friends and people that I choose to associate. We may associate just with the people who make us feel good whom we want to be with for a good time.
But when you have changed, and realized that True Parents have saved you and now you don’t want to spend time with those kinds of people. You don’t want to spend time with them. You want to spend time with people who love True Parents whole heartedly, who will die for True Parents, and who will sacrifice everyday for True Parents. You want to be with people who are fighting for True Parents, witnessing for True Parents. You start loving those people of faith. Because you look up to them and feel the realness of their life.
The fourth point is, when I was young boy, we used to go to Gloster with True Parents, that’s on a beach ocean side. When we were around 4 years or 5 yeas old, True Father felt so big like a giant. When he walked on the sand, we could see his powerful footprints in the sand. And then we as young children, we try to always walk into those footprints, try to copy him. Trying to follow his footsteps. But Because of course we are too small, our legs are not that long, we can’t do it. So as we reach we fall down.
But this is the last point, do we strive? Even though we will never be like True Parents, do we strive like that pure innocent little child, that tries to follow the footsteps, do we strive? Even though we stumble and are not perfect, do we endlessly try to inherit their heart?
Now remember what is their heart? Their heart is a True Parent. What is a heart of a True Parent? The heart of a True Parent is a heart that will die and die, so that the children maybe saved. Do we realize this? Do we live our life of faith, checking ourselves on these training points? Or do we just go by our work. This is so important. Because we don’t realize it even though we are leaders and we have people following us we are still sinners. Do we realize this?
If you realize you are a sinner, I want you to raise your hand. I raise my hand with you. You see, this is why we need True Parents. This is why we have to understand even though we don’t have the original sin, we still have so many infidelities before Heaven. And as leaders this is so important because, we must always reflect on our selves.
We must always look at our selves. Because the real cause of the fall before it was the fall of Adam and Eve, it was the infidelity of Lucifer the arrogance the hubris that lead to disobedience. And this is something that we must always be reminded in our life of faith.
Just because we are leaders in the unification church, there is no guarantee, just because you are Blessed Family or Blessed Child there is no guarantee that you are able to go to heaven. No guarantee. In fact amongst the leaders in this room, who, who can go before the perfection of God? None of us. We will immediately be repelled.
True Parents says that God does not have to judge us. What does that mean? Does that means we can live as we want? Quite the contrary. God doesn’t have to judge us because He is love. He is goodness.
So if we are evil or even if we have a little bit of sin, we will be repelled. We naturally are pushed away.
So brothers and sisters in this time of confusion and challenge you must remember that we have one rock. And as leaders of unification church we have one purpose. That is to bring glory to True Parents.
You know, we try to in our most effort, to dissolve. We are like the little children who are imperfect trying to follow the footsteps, but that continual effort that continual perseverance is what is important. Not only the effort but also to actualize what True Parents have set the foundation for, so we must also create the resolved that True Parents have set the 95% foundation for.
Brothers and sisters I pray that you may realize that we are sinners. Don’t be arrogant and say you are going to sin more but realize you are a sinner that you hate this sin. We want to do everything to get rid of it.
When you realize you are a sinner you end up hating the sin. And you do all that you can do to try to walk more accordance with True Parents. So that you do not accumulate that kind of sin and you repent so that you can be forgiven for that sin.
Brothers and sisters, we all must do this. We must all realize this and practice it. If we do that then God can be pleased with us when we enter Heaven. He can bless us with greater ability and strength. I believe that if we do this in our nations and center our selves on True Parents and their teachings, continuously hold on to True Parents, this is the saving grace, for your countries and for the world. Aju!
So I hope that we can reflect on such things and we can go back with a true heart to our nations’ state. And really make a difference with True Parents. They have really done the impossible. Now it’s our turn to completely become one serving our True Parents forever, continue to do what is impossible.