Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 388
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 9: The Role of Nations in Realizing World Peace
Speech 19: The Mission of Ambassadors for Peace at the Dawn of the Era after the Coming of Heaven, pg 1449-1452
The Mission of Ambassadors for Peace at the Dawn of the Era after the Coming of Heaven
December 8, 2006
Korea International Exhibition Center, Goyang, Korea
Ambassadors for Peace Nationwide Rallies for Unity and Peace
Respected ambassadors for peace, ladies and gentlemen:
All of you took a historic step by gathering here today. Since the tumultuous outcry at the arrival of the new millennium, I still hear everyone’s jubilation ringing loudly in my ears. Yet, two years have already gone by since I proclaimed the realm of the Day of the Victory of the Number Ten Combining Two Halves (Ssang Hap Ship Seung Il) for the dawning Era after the Coming of Heaven with a new hope for the future. This declaration has given a promise of new hope for a bright future in the hearts of the 6.5 billion people around the world. Indeed, ever since, I am keeping myself busy building Cheon Il Guk, spending each day like one thousand years, and one thousand years like one day.
God is calling upon you, as representative leaders of the ambassadors for peace of this nation. You are proud descendants of a long line of Korean people, who were born with the spirit to promote the welfare of humankind. In light of this, as we usher in this precious and significant time in God’s providence, I would like to take this opportunity to convey to you a special message from Heaven regarding the direction and mission humanity must undertake from this time forward. The topic of my speech today is, “The Mission of Ambassadors for Peace at the Dawn of the Era after the Coming of Heaven.”
Human beings are made to live in peace
Ladies and gentlemen, is there a dream common to all people regardless of gender, age, time or place? Throughout the ages, people everywhere have yearned and hoped for the realization of the ideal of world peace. However, never in history has the everlasting peace been achieved that would bring joy to Heaven. This fact remains the basis of our historical sorrow and anguish. What went wrong? What brought humankind to descend into ignorance of the ideal that God cherishes for His creation? Perfection cannot be found in ignorance, even if one waits for ten thousand years.
Ladies and gentlemen, God’s creation is indeed profound. Everything He created was to prepare an environment for the perfection and happiness of human beings, whom He created as His children and partners in love.
Consider a flower; it is one of the masterpieces of God’s creation. Hidden within a flower, even in a nameless wildflower blooming in a field, we can easily discover the Creator’s Will and purpose. To see a flower alive and growing to perfection is truly to witness a miracle.
Flowers display beautiful colors and the harmony of yin and yang. Even human beings, the lords of creation, cannot fully replicate their beauty. Flowers continuously give off fragrances that captivate the hearts of the bees and butterflies attracted to their dazzling colors. Flowers can absorb the powerful, brilliant rays of the sun that humans cannot bear to look at. They diffuse their light into natural rays of harmony and peace and utilize them to create and preserve life. Flowers also do not neglect their duty to provide nectar to the bees and butterflies that busily fly to and fro helping them reproduce.
Ladies and gentlemen, the miracle of God’s creation is infinite, transcending and defying any human description. Even a picture drawn by the greatest artist in the world cannot compare to a cluster of living wildflowers. Even in creating a single insignificant flower, God the Creator opens the way for it to realize harmony in itself and contribute to the interdependence and mutual prosperity of the whole of creation. Given that this is so, how much greater is the stature of human beings, whom God created as His children, His eternal partners of love and His heirs?
Each and every one of the millions of different kinds of flowers in full bloom maintains its dignity as an individual embodiment of truth under the majestic Principle of Creation. They create harmony in Mother Nature and abide by the laws of interdependence and mutual prosperity. Likewise, each and every human being has Heaven’s blessing and grace to seek harmony, peace, freedom and happiness, and to find eternal life. Heaven has bestowed on each person the life and characteristics of an individual being.
That is to say, every human being is born with the rights and privileges of an individual embodiment of truth. This means that every person, regardless of age, sex, rank or status, is destined is to follow a course of life that is uniquely his or her own and that reflects his or her individual nature.
People were made for true love
Ladies and gentlemen, can you find another person who resembles you one hundred percent? Think about it. Is there anyone else who possesses the same individual qualities as you? Would the lives of identical twins who were born on the same day and time and who may even die at the same time be the same? No person can take another person’s individuality, even if he or she is the world’s most blessed and the other person is the world’s most miserable, because that miserable person is a unique embodiment of truth.
God, the king of wisdom, continually creates eternal, individual embodiments of truth through the process of origin-division-union action, in accordance with God’s Principle of Creation. In this we can discover the standard of absolute value that makes a human being human. As with the interdependent and harmonious relationship between flowers and butterflies, human beings were created to live for one another and share true love. This means that the human standard of absolute value is established only within a life of true love, when the relationship between subject and object partners blooms in harmony.
Ladies and gentlemen, flowers and butterflies form relationships as subject and object partners. They depend on one another and prosper through their give-and-receive action. In the same way, the Principle of Creation defines and predicts the course of relationships between humankind and nature, between people, and between God and human beings.
Thus, Mother Nature is the combined body of all the individual embodiments of truth in creation, harmoniously bound together. Mother Nature stands as an absolute object partner before human beings, her subject partners. Her ordained role is to enable human beings to realize their absolute value.
In the same way, people establish families of three generations and live within that basic framework. There they learn and familiarize themselves with the vertical and horizontal relationships of above and below, left and right, and front and back. This means that each individual seeks a life of harmony and love through give-and-receive action within the relationships of subject and object partners. These relationships enable each family member to attain his or her absolute value as an individual embodiment of truth. What about the relationship between God and human beings? As the Creator, God’s nature is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. On a closer look, we find that God stands in the subject-partner position as He engages in reciprocal relationships with His creation within the sphere of the Principle of Creation that He established. That is because, although we think of God as the Absolute Being, He cannot feel joy outside of the give-and-receive relationships with His object partners.
Had Adam and Eve, the first human ancestors, not fallen, and instead perfected themselves according to the Principle of Creation as individual embodiments of truth, people today would be manifesting their absolute value. We would serve God above as our Lord with absolute obedience, and we would relate with the creation, the natural world, as our object partners, rejoicing in God’s eternal kingdom of peace. We would live as the citizens of the eternal kingdom of heaven on earth and also in the spirit world.