Responsibility

Hyo Jin Moon August 30, 1988 Welcoming Ceremony of the Fifth CARP Convention of World Students


This is my first time in Thailand and my second visit to a Southeast Asian country. This part of the world is predominantly Buddhist, and I feel that your country has a very big role to play in Heavenly Father's dispensation. We have to bring the fulfillment of Heavenly Father's will to every part of this world. It has to start everywhere and be expanded to the global spectrum. Therefore, this is an initiation point.


I'm sure most of you are seeing me for the first time. It's the same for me. I'm very happy; I feel very welcomed in Thailand, and I will carry this feeling back home and pass it on to our Parents.

We all understand through the Principle that the essence of God's creation is love. Heavenly Father wanted to substantiate His love through the fulfillment of His ideal. We too must have a goal to pursue in life. Many people value material possessions; some value knowledge; some value power; and some value science and technology. You might value a nomadic life. You might value nature and just want to be part of it.


Laws Deliver Us from Chaos


Why are there so many different kinds of value? When you look at democratic and pluralistic nations, there are small "societies" within one nation that all have different values from one another. With so many values existing among one people, endless conflict and struggle are inevitable. How can we deal with all these different kinds of values and value systems? How can we bring this world together?


Let's say I like to listen to popular music and I'm living with someone who likes classical music. If we don't have some kind of agreement or rule that every three hours we will alternate, then there is no way we can each listen in peace.


We see law as a regulatory means to impose and restrain or enforce rules. This sounds like some kind of diabolical oppression, but actually, laws and rules deliver us from chaos, confusion, and conflict. All the different creatures on earth can sustain their existence because of the fundamental laws of nature. The reason I can stand here is because of the law of gravity.


All of you understand the meaning of anarchism. If I am living in an anarchist society, good and evil co-exist. Let's say I am a good person and someone else is art evil person, and we co-exist together in that society. Suppose we are building a brick house together. I am trying to build it so that we can be cozy and warm, but the evil guy takes away all the bricks that I lay. In that kind of society there is always an evil aspect trying to go in the opposite direction from goodness. That society is not going to go anywhere. It is going to come to a standstill and then dissipate.


What is valuable to us? Things are valuable when they bring us joy and happiness. Joy and happiness must come to us through some substantial means. How does everything sustain itself? In order to exist, everything has to rotate. The Oriental philosophy of yin and yang says that perfection is a circle; two extremes are brought into oneness. That is ideal. What do we call this? Give and take action. In order to sustain an ideal form, there must be reciprocation.


Heavenly Father wants love.


That is His essence, and from that essence of love comes the emotion of happiness and joy. The only thing He wanted in His Kingdom was love. In order to substantiate this, He had to create this physical world of substance. That is why He created mankind, because through the fulfillment of man's responsibility in uniting and becoming absolutely one with Him, Heavenly Father's ideal was to be fulfilled. The responsibility of mankind is crucial in bringing about the fulfillment of the ideal that all of us desire.


Securing the Right Order


A perfected individual is a man becoming one with his original mind and uniting with Heavenly Father. In other words, our physical bodies are to be subjugated by the greater purpose, true love, which our original mind seeks. The ideal is where goodness subjugates evil.


How can we bring this eternal value into reality out of this chaos and disorder? In America equality means everything: "We want equality." Even homosexuals exclaim, "We want equality." Criminals say, "We want equality." However, equality actually means that everybody in this room can receive Heavenly Father's love. But in order to receive Heavenly Father's love, His principle has to be applied absolutely. Why? Because love itself is an absolute principle. If you want eternal joy and happiness, that can only be received from Heavenly Father. You can have give and take with many earthly things, but that pleasure will last only a short time. If you want eternal love, Heavenly Father has to be brought into the relationship.


Heavenly Father's absolute purpose and desire is to create an ideal Kingdom and to bring about the fulfillment of His ideal. He needs our love to deliver that ideal. Even Heavenly Father wants to be enraptured by a greater love. Then what is our responsibility?


I want to explain the significance of order. Why do you think order is important? Because only through order can we preserve, protect, and secure the ideal perpetuation of love. Establishing order in the Garden of Eden was crucial. Through order, through maintaining a true subject/object relationship with God, Adam and Eve would have been obeying Heavenly Father absolutely. Through Adam and Eve's absolute unity with God, they were to become the object of Heavenly Father's ideal. When Adam and Eve are absolutely uniting with Heavenly Father's word, they are substantializing love.


Adam and Eve were in a position to fall or not fall. That choice was clearly left to them. If through their own effort and responsibility Adam and Eve had perfected themselves and not fallen, they would have become ideal beings. They would have created an ideal foundation that Heavenly Father could receive. Then they could have reciprocated His love. Since Heavenly Father's love is eternal, then on that foundation they could have lived in perpetual give and take with God forever.


Why Does Suffering Mean So Much?


Responsibility and order go hand in hand. Both have a direct bearing on manifesting love. If the ideal Kingdom of Heaven is going to come on this earth, then we have to initiate action according to the Principle. Every step of the way has to be absolute and cannot deviate.


Do you think creating an ideal world is easy? But what else is more honorable and noble to do in the world? Nobody told you it was going to be easy. It took every ounce of Heavenly Father's energy to create. Responsibility is a blessing. Heavenly Father is giving you the opportunity to understand and to be the recipient of His eternal love, which is eternal joy and happiness. When you reach that point, you are living in total bliss!


Do we have to suffer? Yes, we must suffer. Is the path arduous and grueling? Yes, it is. Why are we willing to suffer? Why are we willing to sacrifice? It's not because Heavenly Father is suffering, or because True Parents are suffering, or because the True Family is suffering. We are willing to sacrifice ourselves because we know that there is an ideal and we know we can reach it. It can only be obtained through our responsibility and effort. We have to give 100 percent.


Why does suffering mean so much? When you are crying tears and repenting, that means you want to go back to the origin. It means you are denying your external status, your present false standards. Then when you can create an ideal reciprocal base with Heavenly Father, everything becomes true joy and happiness. Then you can truly appreciate what Heavenly Father has created, and you can benefit from it. You can rejoice over it. When the Kingdom of Heaven is substantiated on this earth, joy and happiness will perpetuate, and I promise you it will be eternal. That is why we are willing to suffer.


Your attitude reflects your beliefs, your value system. If your actions are not the reflection of your original mind, you cannot become an ideal man or substantiate an ideal environment. This ideal place can be represented only by the people who become the embodiments of True Parents' life, ways, and tradition. Nobody else can call themselves Unification Church members. This is the greatest prestige, the greatest honor. This kind of honor is not given lightly. Even secular honor is very hard to attain. Do you think that heavenly honor is any easier?


Our Emotions Are There For a Purpose


All the emotions that Heavenly Father has given you are there for a purpose. Why is there prestige? Because there is goodness. Why do we have the ability to hate? Because we want to eradicate evil. That is the original purpose of that trait. Why do we want to possess more? Simply because we want to possess God's love. Why do we have the desire to seek the greatest? Because the greatest thing is God's love.


I vowed when I came here that I would give every ounce of my energy. I came here to speak my Father's words. He gives his utmost. I am sure that my yelling is not too pleasant to your ears, but my words contain Father's suffering.


You must have a better attitude. I don't want to see any double standards. I don't want any understanding other than True Parents' standard in this movement. There is no "my standard." There is no Hyo Jin Moon's standard. Only Father's standard is true, because his value is absolute.

This is a serious time. We cannot bring about the ideal world I just by wishful thinking or memorizing books. We must know what the ideal is and how to go about obtaining it. We must follow Father's tradition. We must know Father's value. Those of you who promise absolutely to commit yourselves and become the embodiment of what I have been talking about, raise your hands. If you absolutely promise to Heavenly Father, "I will give my best, I will give my utmost to bring about the ideal of Heavenly Father, which is our ideal," raise your hands and let's be grateful to Heavenly Father. Thank you very much.