Heroes Emerge During Turbulent Times
True Mother gave the following message at the Global Top Gun Youth graduation ceremony on August 21, 2016.
I heard that you studied the Divine Principle and learned about True Parents during this workshop. Did you learn a lot?
There are many problems in the world today. There is no one and no solution capable of solving these problems.
Right now, in Europe people are thinking only of their race, their religion. They are fighting over territory, declaring what is mine and what is yours. They only think of fighting. When will the world be united?
As we look at the history of the world, we see that modern history began on the European continent. A new culture blossomed based on the Industrial Revolution in England. England conquered many lands and created many colonies. Englishmen were in high spirits, boasting in front of the world that the sun never sets on the British Empire.
But what was the result of that? They didn’t have a future because they were unaware of Heaven’s providence and of why human beings had been created. Being unaware of those things, there are no guarantees for the future.
Look at the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union became a powerful empire after World War II. However, that Soviet Union was a step behind European civilization. A significant person in what became the Soviet Union went to Europe himself and learned about European culture.
Even though he was the emperor, he did not brag about his position but lived the humble life of a commoner and made effort to develop his country. He made the foundation for the Russian Empire to flourish as a nation with a strong culture.
But even these people were unaware of God’s providence. And now the United States is the same. Americans are unaware of God’s providence.
The United States was founded on Christianity. Americans speak about love, but it is not a true love towards all human beings. It is individualistic. It is a self-centered love that thinks of national interests first. Countries like that cannot become the center of the world. Understand?
Heroes emerge during turbulent times. All countries have their own heroes. However, these heroes were unaware of the original truth. Therefore, they could not produce good results. But you are different.
After six thousand years, finally for the first time, our Heavenly Parent was able to find the True Parents, who accomplished God’s will in the fallen world. All people should have welcomed True Parents. They should have been crowned on a national foundation. Because, he is the king of kings.
However, fallen people didn’t understand God’s providence or how to take responsibility. That is why the manifestation of True Parents was such a historic event. Also, your parents being Blessed and forming Blessed families was historic.
However, the environment wasn’t ready. I talked about the Russian emperor who started from the bottom, in the position of a commoner, to build a good foundation for his country. Because of him, the Soviet Union could flourish.
Neither you nor your parents received the Blessing in an environment fully prepared by Heaven. Many circumstances lie behind that. You don’t know about this because you are all young. You may have asked why your parents neglected you and focused only on what people call “the Last Days.” You thought like that a lot, didn’t you? Do you know now the reason they did that? Do you now realize your thinking had been wrong? What do you have to decide now?
Regardless of your parents, you are True Parents’ genuine sons and daughters. Therefore, what should you do with the situation and heart of True Parents?
You are the heroes who can understand True Parents’ heart and accomplish the desire that Heavenly Parent, True Parents, and humankind are longing for. Heroes must overcome difficulties and struggles. Got it?
A person cannot be a hero under comfortable circumstances. It was the same for True Parents. True Parents began alone, but all of you have one another. Right? That is why you must unite in heart with True Parents, and become the best in your respective fields.
In that way, we can restore the world’s 7.3 billion people and bring them into True Parents’ embrace. You are the champions during this era, which will never be repeated again. You will bring victory regardless of your situations, won’t you?
I will make more effort to live a long life on earth, so I can hear your happy reports. In order to share our commitment and determination with True Father and celebrate his fourth Seonghwa anniversary, let us sing “Sarang Hae Dang Shin Eul.”