Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 171
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 4: The True Family Movement
Speech 10: Way to Unite the Virtues of Heaven and Earth and Harmonize the Cosmos, pg 601-604
Ladies and gentlemen, pursuing this theme of true love, why do we marry? I have said we marry in order to enter the kingdom of heaven and to save humankind. We must understand that when a man and a woman become husband and wife through the holy marriage Blessing, the husband is called to see his wife in a new light, as a daughter of God and a daughter of humanity. If the man can love his wife as much as humanity loves her and as much as God loves her, then he is qualified to be her husband. The same is true for the woman. Just because a man is your husband, don’t say, “It’s all settled; that’s my man.” Before you claim him, think of him as God’s son and as a man who represents all the men in the world.
Between a husband and wife, the husband is the right foot and the wife is the left foot. Together they need to leave footprints of a life lived for the sake of God and humankind. These footprints are, in fact, your family. If either the right or the left foot is not whole, the person will stumble. Will you be people who leave footprints that reveal stumbling? When you become a couple in which the wife upholds the husband as she would heaven and the husband holds the wife in esteem and protects her as he would the earth, then the place where they embrace will be where the virtues of heaven and earth are harmonized and where the cosmos is harmonized as one.
Respected leaders, we are now entering a glorious age. The kingdom of heaven on earth that is God’s ideal of creation, the peace kingdom, is being established before your eyes. The life that I have lived for more than eighty years, a lonely path spattered with blood and sweat and lived only for the sake of Heaven, is now bearing the fruits of victory for the sake of the six billion people in the world.
In more than one hundred eighty countries, ambassadors for peace who have inherited Heaven’s will and tradition are working hard, day and night, proclaiming the values of true love and true family. They are moving forward with full force to establish a world of peace on this earth.
In the Middle East, one of the world’s most explosive tinderboxes, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have found the resources in my philosophy of peace to engage in a new dimension of peaceful dialogue. The Unification Thought of Rev. Moon also played a decisive role in ending the Cold War, and it will help to pave the way toward the unification of my homeland of Korea.
That alone is not enough to satisfy me. I began my life’s work at the command of Heaven. I have come as the True Parent of humankind with God’s anointing, and I am determined to keep my promise to Him to build His kingdom.
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take the opportunity provided by this extraordinary forum today to declare a truly historic and revolutionary project for the sake of peace and the welfare of humankind. This is a combined bridge and tunnel project across the Bering Strait, where Satan has historically divided East and West, and where the North American and Russian landmasses are separated.
This World Peace King Bridge and Tunnel will be connected to a future international highway system, enabling people to travel by car from Africa’s Cape of Good Hope to Chile’s Santiago and from London to New York, knitting the world together into a single community in a new way.
Heaven warns us that separation and division can no longer be tolerated. This project will help bind all nations together as a single community, help tear down the walls dividing race, culture, religion, and nationality, and help establish the world of peace that has been God’s cherished desire. The United States and Russia need to unite, along with the European nations and with China, India, Japan, Brazil and all other nations. All of the world’s religions need to unite as well. They need to combine their energies to make this historic project a success. It will play a decisive role in establishing a peace kingdom where there is no benefit to war or division.
Ladies and gentlemen, some may question how such an enormous project can be completed. Where there is the Will of God, there is a way. The science and technology of the twenty-first century has advanced to a level where boring a tunnel under the Bering Strait is no problem. The construction costs are also no problem. For example, do you know how much money the United States poured into the war in Iraq during the past three years? The figure is soon going to reach $200 billion. That is more than enough to complete the Bering Strait project.
Why do the United States and so many other countries continue the foolishness and barbarism of war, pouring endless funds into the exercise of killing one another? Humankind must stop repeating the perversity of sacrificing our children’s lives and squandering astronomical amounts of money for the sake of war. The time has come for all the countries of the world to pool their resources and dash forward toward establishing the world of peace that is the desire of God, the master of this great universe.
Humanity has entered a dead-end street, and the only way we can survive is by upholding the peace philosophy of true love, true life and true lineage as taught by Rev. Moon. When your good ancestors are mobilized and the heavenly forces of the Age after the Coming of Heaven sweep down upon the earth, even countries and peoples that appear strong will have no choice except to surrender to the way of true love. The choice is now before you. There can be no perfection in ignorance.
This message I convey to you is both a warning and a blessing from Heaven. Will you join in step with me so we all may rise and gain victory in accordance with heavenly fortune? Will you become principal actors in establishing true families, true societies, true nations and a true world? Or will you be content to remain captive behind the same old walls that Satan relishes—the wall of your religion, the wall of your culture, the wall of your nationality and the wall of your race—and spend the remainder of your lives in agony and regret? Heaven today is summoning brave leaders who will turn this world of evil upside down and establish a new heaven and new earth.
Today I have delivered Heaven’s message. Please inscribe it deep in your hearts and remember that the holy marriage Blessing received through the True Parents has the uniting value of bringing together the virtues of heaven and earth. Please use this information to set new coordinates for your lives so you may become wise leaders.
Let me end my remarks by asking you to please pledge that you will become brave leaders, who will maintain the heavenly way that has become the tradition of the Era after the Coming of Heaven, and who will help to usher the world and humankind into the realm of true love.