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Speeches

H.J.H. Moon: Address to Rally of Hope II

Address to Rally of Hope II
September 27, 2020

 

Respected current and former heads of state, other leaders from all walks of life, religious leaders and blessed families who are all urgently seeking to bring about the completion of the providence as Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community:

We are approaching the season of the Chuseok holiday [the Korean harvest festival]. In just four days, we will celebrate this most important holiday. As a people from an agrarian culture, the Korean people revered Heaven. On this autumn holiday, they expressed their gratitude to Heaven for blessing them with an abundant harvest from their year-long labor in the fields and paid their respects to their ancestors. Our people share this beautiful custom wherein parents and siblings come together and gaze at the full moon, sharing love with one another and bringing a reign of peace to the family. When can we, humanity, return to that original place? Unpredictable natural disasters are arising all over the world and the coronavirus pandemic is still worsening. We are all worried that it will not come to an end this year.

A time to heed Heaven’s warning

Human history has been a history of conflict and war as a result of egoism and self-centered greed unrelated to God, our Creator. And to this day, people continue to wage wars. The human race, however, must return to its original position. In order to do that, all people need to realize that God, the Creator and center of the universe, wishes to become the parent of humanity.

This year, the world has suffered from not only the unpredictable Covid-19 pandemic, but also from climate change repercussions such as localized monsoons and flooding, strong typhoons, landslides and forest fires. We absolutely need the sun, water and air to maintain life. We may be living more comfortably thanks to the development of civilization and science, but we did not foresee these calamities. With the increase in the atmosphere of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, I feel deeply concerned about whether our beloved children will be able to live healthy lives in the future.

Heed Heaven’s call, revive the creation

People alive in the present time must put aside their greed, which leads to division and prevents all people from uniting. If we are to pick countries that suffered the most harm this year, they might be the United States and China. Then, what should be done? A leader that loves his or her people will have to listen to Heaven’s voice to prevent further loss of life or damage to property from taking place, as there is no way these crises can be solved by human power alone.

From the perspective of the flow of creation, scientific development has become unbalanced. The created, natural world continues to live according to the circular laws of creation. This means it should not be interrupted by human beings. The future of humanity and that of the earth cannot be guaranteed if humankind remains in the situation of having lost its original value and being in a state of ignorance. I cannot look on as God continuously waits and endures to see that day. Leaders of the world must listen to Heaven’s voice.

People, who were originally free from the Fall, had been created to be eternal. The Creator is our Parent. However, people have fallen to a position in which they can no longer go to Heavenly Parent. Hence, I sincerely hope that we can come to our senses even now and are able to find our Heavenly Parent. Only by meeting our Heavenly Parent can we have a future and the earth have a future. I heard that 40 percent of the Earth is experiencing desertification. This is truly heartbreaking, as the air supply, the most essential element for life, is under threat. Hence, I would like to say the following to China, which is home to 1.3 billion people: China needs to realize how great a blessing it would be if that nation, with its huge population and land, could turn the Gobi Desert into a forest using scientific techniques, investing significantly for the reclamation of the desert.

The high cost of disunity

The day when all nations become children of our Heavenly Parent, the Creator, is the day when we can truly become one family of humanity that attends Heavenly Parent. The day will come when all two hundred or so nations will live happily with one another as brothers and sisters under their Heavenly Parent. When all leaders and all people in the world begin to listen to Heaven’s voice, become aligned like sunflowers facing the sun and usher in the day when everyone truly becomes one family of peace, all problems will be solved.

Think about it: All nations are investing astronomical amounts of money on armaments to protect their own countries. If one-tenth of that money could be used for the people, and nations consequently became prosperous, would any of these countries think of waging war? If countries can become prosperous even without going to war, would there be any need to be greedy at the risk of people’s lives? God has given us a final warning more than once. This cannot be delayed any further. People must realize this.

God’s children’s duty is environmental preservation

During the Korean Chuseok holiday, Koreans watch the full moon together and revere Heaven. Siblings living far away also come together and express their gratitude to Heaven and to their parents. The entire neighborhood comes together as well. If a world without anxiety and worry is not the kingdom of heaven on earth, what could be? I will say it one more time—Heaven created this beautiful earth for us. Until now people have been undutiful as a result of the Fall. Please remember that the day will come when all people repent from a position in which they attend Heaven and begin to make effort to regain their original state. That will be the day of the realization of true peace and of the formation of one human family.

I ask the following of the United States: Undoubtedly, God has blessed the United States. However, this was not a blessing for the United States alone. Heaven desired to embrace all humanity through the founding of the United States. The United States today, which stands on the Christian foundation, must become a nation that attends Heavenly Parent. How can some people, out of human ignorance, think of abandoning the earth, and moving into space? It is our duty as Heavenly Parent’s children to restore the earth we are living into the original state in which it was created at the beginning, by mobilizing all the capacities of science.

When we think of the Creator, our Heavenly Parent, we must love nature. When I walked through the garden in Cheon Jeong Gung in the past, I rarely saw bees or butterflies. So I planted a garden, and grew flowers. After that, they began appearing, and now there are many kinds of bees finding nectar in the garden. You cannot imagine how much I had longed for this to happen! Through this work of nature, I saw how people’s thoughts could change; they could overcome their ignorance. Until now, we have not taken good care of nature. Even though the season has changed, and it is quite chilly in the mornings and evenings, bees continue to work hard. It is my sincerest hope that all of you, with your leaders, can work together to create the kingdom of heaven on earth, where all countries live in joy and harmony with nature.

By 2050, the population of 7.7 billion people in our world is expected to increase to 10 billion. Yet, the area of land suitable for people to live on is also gradually decreasing as a result of climate change. Now is the time to put aside all greed and restore this beautiful earth, as original sons and daughters, before it is too late. Hence, I sincerely ask you one more time to continue doing your best until the day Heavenly Parent can say: How much have I waited for this day! Thank you very much!

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon is the co-founder of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). Dr. Moon married the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon in 1960 and together with her husband, has played an instrumental role in founding an array of religious, academic, educational, arts, and peace organizations active in more than 190 nations.


 

 


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