The Light of Truth
True Mother gave the following message at a luncheon on True Parents’ birthday on February 13, 2016.
Please be seated. Did you enjoy the lunch? Seeing you today, I could not just pass by.
Internal and external difficulties abound in the era in which we live today. Furthermore, this nation (Korea, North and South) is having difficulty uniting due to an ideological confrontation between democracy and communism. How has this come about?
In line with this, I want to tell you today that the time to reveal the truth has come. In the beginning, God was happy after creating the universe and human beings. However, human beings had a portion of the responsibility, which was to unite with God absolutely. God had a dream. Yet along the way, human beings fell to a position where they no longer could unite with Him.
When that happened, God had no choice but to begin the indescribably sorrowful providential history. God is omniscient and omnipotent. He is the one who created the entire universe. So why couldn’t He overlook humans’ mistake? Simply put, God intended to become the visible Heavenly Parent and True Parent. Human beings ruined that dream of substantiating the true parent.
Therefore, humans have to pay indemnity on their own and return to God, but for the six-thousand-year history indicated in the Bible, humans have not found a way to return to God. The Bible talks about a time two thousand years before now. God prepared the Israelites as the chosen people for four thousand years. Consequently, He sent the Messiah that they had hoped for. Yet what happened?
What happened to the long-awaited Messiah, Jesus Christ, whom God had sent? In the end, Jesus underwent crucifixion. That was not God’s will. Once again, human beings committed the sin of not fulfilling their responsibility. Thus, the two-thousand-year Christian providential history was the providence to prepare for the only begotten daughter of God. Think about it: For the first time in four thousand years, God found His only begotten son and established his position. However, God’s only begotten daughter could not appear.
If the Israelites and central people such as Mary, Joseph, or Zechariah’s family members had become a ladder for Jesus, through the only begotten son and daughter, which God so desired, humankind’s True Parents would have materialized. However, it is impossible with just God’s only begotten son. If a kingdom has no subjects, can there be a king?
It would lack an environment. Thus, as Jesus was dying, what did he say he would do when he came again? He revealed it clearly. He said he would hold the marriage supper of the Lamb. The marriage supper of the Lamb shows a development would result in True Parents. Isn’t that so? However, what are today’s Christians waiting for? They are waiting for the Second Coming of Christ to occur on the clouds. Christians and those of other religions are equally uninformed regarding the providence and the Principle. Even in our dreams, we imagine heaven on earth. Heaven is the place to which a family goes.
That is why a need exists for the manifestation of True Parents, who are the parents of humankind. Therefore, I am very grateful for our guests, who have come here to congratulate Father’s and my joint birthday. However, now you also have responsibility. Until this country gained independence, it was under Japanese rule. As soon as liberation occurred, the country divided along communist-democratic lines at the 38th parallel. However, democratic South Korea had no countermeasures. There was no alternative. A government was founded, but it had no clear goal.
Meanwhile the northern side of Korea prepared to invade the southern side, and in 1950 the Korean War broke out. Why did sixteen U.N. member nations take part in that sacred war? For the only begotten son and daughter to come, Heaven had prepared the day, for which He had yearned and waited, over a course of six thousand years. Thus, He could not let True Parents die in that ideological battle. Neither the Korean War nor the history of the Korean providence resulted from exercising human power. In the Last Days, amid Heaven’s providence, amid Heaven’s protection, True Parents were born in this country. True Parents gave the 7.3 billion people true life and a true lineage—that is, the Blessing.
Only through becoming blessed, can one return to God’s bosom and live in Heaven on earth and Heaven in the spirit world. Personal salvation will not get you into Paradise. You must understand this. You must receive the Blessing. Engrafting must occur. Do you understand? This truth must be revealed to the world. Now that the third anniversary of True Father’s ascension has passed, you need to devote yourselves to officially expanding Heaven’s territory on earth. The first step is telling others about True Parents’ births. That path is the only hope for our future generations. Do you understand?
God is our parent. Heavenly Parent was established through True Parents. If you are familiar with the Divine Principle and have studied everything about the Family Federation, you will know that this was not accomplished in a day. The missionary work covers about fifty-six years now. Many things have happened. In today’s musical, you will have seen the tearful story of the missionaries who did underground activities in the communist parts of Europe.
One of today’s performers was a Second Generation member whose father participated in those activities during that time. In this way, our movement is the sole unification movement that can achieve God’s dream and humanity’s dream. Only through us can the world unite. Neither political, economic nor military power can solve the North Korean-South Korean problems that we face.
Only with True Parents’ teachings is it possible. Therefore, the parliamentarians who are here today from fifty nations have an active role to play. Please be ambitious and contribute to your own nations and the world.
Ninety years ago, Korea was unknown to the world, yet when India’s great poet [Rabindranath] Tagore was in Japan, he looked to Korea and prophesied, Korea, a day will come when your light will shine brightly; may you become a bright light of the East.
What is this light? Light that lights the darkness. In other words, the light refers to true teachings, the truth. Without True Parents’ teachings, this nation has nothing to be proud of. I do not doubt that when you also unite with True Parents’ teachings, you will have tremendous success. Thank you.