Sunday Service (Realize the Ideals of Love)
Hyo Jin Moon June 23, 1991 Belvedere, New York
Good morning everybody. Today, what I would like to share with you is my view of the nature of an Abel person, what defines Abel. Father has invested, as you know, not just in terms of spiritual investment, but physically and substantially he invested all of his life in America. You all know, because you have been Unification Church members for quite a long time, and many of you have been here from the beginning of Father's ministry here in America. Father said in many of his speeches that the most important thing is realizing or understanding the heart of God. We understand certain things, we understand the particular abilities that God has given us. Through those idiosyncrasies we have a certain ability to give input into things that we are commissioned to do. In that sense, we have certain abilities which are a determining factor in many different cases.
But, what is Abel? Many times Father says knowledge alone, or power alone, or authority alone, all these things in themselves cannot truly represent God's intention or God's will. And certainly those things are not enough to substantiate the course of restoration and the dispensation of God.
What is important? What is the true ability of man? Where does that lie? Father has invested specifically in building the seminary at Barrytown. The purpose of Father's having that seminary is to what? Just to make people theologians, is that it? Once we have these people who have degrees, who have certain abilities in terms of interpreting, in terms of knowledge and understanding about theological theories or whatever, does it end there? What is the meaning behind Father investing so much of his time acquiring and building that kind of facility and cycling many of you through that particular institution? What is he trying to obtain? What is the meaning of Father's investment?
Many of you have graduated from seminary. And many of you are proud that you have greater understanding now. But what are you going to do with that understanding? What is your purpose behind acquiring this greater understanding? The bottom line is that, through this we must go out and preach the word. The bottom line is that whatever we have that has been bequeathed from Father, the meaning behind this bequeathing is that through this process, we can go out and restore the world. We want to change these people who do not understand the will of God and make them understand. Propagate the word of God. He did not send you there to get titles so that you can have prestige. The bottom line is how much you can do with the things that have been given to you by Father in witnessing; going out to the world, reaching out and touching other people. Touching other people who have no idea whatsoever about what we are. They don't know what is going on. They don't know what the motivation was behind Father investing all his life, behind Father suffering and bearing the suffering course.
You know about this Inquisition book. Little by little things are coming out in the open. The reality, the truth, is coming out into the open. All the time while Father was here being persecuted unjustly, what was his motivation, what was his intention during all those troubled and suffering times? What are we to do when we receive these things from Father and this kind of investment where Father literally spent all of his time trying to motivate us, trying to incite us into doing the work that needs to be done in order to restore this world? Father certainly did not send all those people, Father did not invest in these people to go out and get Ph.D.s so that they could go out and praise themselves! That was not the intention. His intention was that you, by Father's investing in you, can go out with the investment that you have received and give ten times, maybe a hundred times or more in return to change this world, make this world understand the will of God.
That is why he invested. And that's what we need to do. We must find within ourselves, what are we able, what are we capable of doing in terms of bringing more and more people, letting people outside understand the intention of God and the true intention of our Parents. That is the bottom line here. If we can achieve this goal solely by the means of cycling people through the seminary, so be it! Let us all go to seminary and let us all get whatever degree we need. If that is the only way to change these people, let's by all means do so. But that is not the reality. Reality is much different than that. The bottom line is that the reason Father invests so much in so many things is because all those things are important. But you must understand that these abilities that you have are not there for yourself. You have received life, you have literally received life, and a spiritual life from Father. Based on this you must return back. Based on the life that you have received, you must give your life in return. So the abilities that you possess must create some kind of benefit. That might not sound so romantic, however it must have some kind of input into the whole picture of the dispensation. That is the bottom line.
What is Abel? Let's see it as the ability that is needed, the thing that is needed in a given time frame. In a way, the Abel person, the description of an Abel person is based on what is needed. I guess to a certain degree it's relative to a certain time frame and based on that specific time frame, Abel is what is needed to bring certain resolution to whatever is needed. Do you understand what I am trying to say? At a given moment, what do we need? What do I need? If I have a business and if I have financial problem