The origin of the Heavenly Kingdom is the family

“The origin of the Heavenly Kingdom is the family. You have to turn the family the other way round, based on true love. Even in the family, the second generation has to get into action. Young people are being destroyed by the day. They have been cornered in a hotbed of drugs. Shot by the devil’s arrows, they indulge themselves with abandon in premarital sex. Gathering from every village, young people will band together to assist the police in the elimination of evil gangs in the community. If scoundrels appear in the village, the time has come for the second generation to shoulder the responsibility to drive them away and to educate the villagers, together with their parents. Your family now becomes one of hope. Those preparing to meet the coming of an ideological world where the foundation of peace can be expanded from your own family to the world are sagacious citizens who can receive abundant blessings in the future.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

The hope for the world is rooted in the family and tribe

“Our family has to be located in the root holy ground. As it is situated at the world’s central position as well as the root holy ground, we can shout, “The owner of the root holy ground is my family! The owner of the original holy ground and the holy ground of victory is also my family!”

This is possible owing to God and our succeeding to the vertical and horizontal victorious foundation restored through True Parents’ indemnity and toil. Based on all relationships and the family education for the tribe, nation and world, the time to start organizing the world’s tribes and the time of hope for the world has come at last!” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

The most important challenge is clearly elucidating the fact of God’s existence

“The world has a huge population. Today’s global problems can no longer be thought of as someone else’s problems. They are my problems. The democratic world and the communist world are alike in that they both long for a unified world of peace.

At this point in time, we have come to recognize that human beings by themselves cannot realize this unified world of peace. We cannot hope for peace or one unified world in the true sense of the word merely through human power, human wisdom or human culture.

What is the main difficulty in solving worldwide problems? I think the most important challenge is clearly elucidating the fact of God’s existence. The day that all humanity recognizes clearly that God exists, they will come to understand the path along which He is leading them. The world will then indeed become the peaceful world of God’s ideal.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

You Are Being Loved At This Very Moment

Just because it is dark and empty

Just because it feels lonely

Just because it seems your are trapped

Just because it feels it will never end

You are still worthy

You are still enough

You are still great

You are still magical

 

Just because you are a one of a kind,

unique child of God

 

Believe in yourself as much as He believes in You!

 

 

Joshua Dragon

From Ashes We Rise

We tend to be broken, forgotten, lost and drifted.

The feeling of loneliness can prevail even in the depth of love.

How to be sure not to make the same mistakes again?

How to know we are not going to fall off from the surface of the Earth?

Our tradition is the knowledge, there is always downer and downer.

Yet, we are still here, all of us – in this or that form.

We are looking for the flames in our everydays, believing that’s the most important, we all want to be the torchbearers in our lives.

Still, time to time we feel there is no hope, we are hurting and in all that agony and pain it’s hard to see things through.

When everything is gone, when nothing remains, just the ashes, what’s the good of it?

Sparks.

So, don’t waste time anymore, just see the real importance, your chance to be reborn and be more complete each and every time.

Because you can grow, you can evolve, you can be the master of your life.

 

Joshua Dragon

God is always there for you

Don’t give up hope

when life is a dark cloud

and there seems to be no way to see and be

believe and trust in me

I’ve been whispering

with thunders

I’ve been crying for you in the rains

I thought I’d lost you

and I couldn’t know how to raise

your willingness

to understand love in its beauty

that it is meant to be a verb

beyond your own interest and needs

 

Don’t give up on hope

just because you can’t see

what is ahead of you

just like the light with its spectrum

the invisible is experiencable

and even if you don’t feel it right now

it does not mean you’ve mistaken the path

’cause the part of the journey is

your self-discovery

 

Don’t be afraid

I’m staying with you

both when you agonize

and when you come to new life

I’m here with you

just hang on and trust

at least that much

as I have faith in you

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Against evil counselors

Woe to those who hide from Yahweh
to conceal their plans,
who scheme in the dark
and say, “Who can see us? Who can recognize us?”
What perversity this is !
Is the potter no better than the clay?
Can something that was made say of its maker,
“He did not make me?”
Or a pot say of the potter,
“He is a fool?”
In a short time, a very short time,
shall not Lebanon become fertile land
and fertile land turn into forest?
The deaf, that day,
will hear the words of a book
and, after shadow and darkness,
the eyes of the blind will see.
But the Jowly will rejoice in Yahweh even more
and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel;
for tyrants shall be no more, and scoffers vanish,
and all be destroyed who are disposed to do evil:
those who gossip to incriminate others,
those who try at the gate to trip the arbitrator
and get the upright man’s case dismissed for groundless reasons.
Therefore Yahweh speaks,
the God of the House of Jacob,
Abraham’s redeemer:
No longer shall Jacob be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale,
for he shall see what my hands have done in his midst,
he shall hold my name holy.
They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob,
stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Erring spirits will Jearn wisdom
and murmurers accept instruction.

  
Isaiah 29:15-24

Man Should Be the Starting Point for the Historical Fulfilment of Hope

Because the body did not follow the mind’s demands, mankind has been trying until now to find a place where the body can satisfy what the mind desires. In order to stop the fight between the mind and the body, and to re-establish the original point of tranquillity, many people have suffered all kinds of toil through the road of religion, the road of asceticism, and the road of education. But in the history of mankind there has never been a person anywhere who could achieve the decisive victory in attaining the original point of tranquillity.

This fight has constantly been going on, from the past to the present, and it is continuing even within yourselves. It has been mankind’s hope to settle this fight once and for all. It has also been the hope of God, who is leading mankind. Then what should be the starting point for the fulfilment of this hope, which is the hope of God, the hope of mankind? Where should the fulfilment of this hope start? Before it is fulfilled in the world, it has to be completed in the nation, and before it is fulfilled in the nation it has to be done in the family, and before it is fulfilled in the family, it has to be done in the individual.

Ultimately, instead of desiring to see its fulfilment in the outside world, I must prepare it inside myself. Unless we find that starting point for a decisive victory within ourselves, the Kingdom of Heaven that we desire and that God desires will not be realized. The problem of making unity within oneself, who is divided, who is fighting on a forked road, is the homework that mankind has to resolve. It is also the historical desire of God, who is always looking for the starting point of victory through mankind.

When we try to find where that returning point is, which is the desire of history, it is not the world, not some nation, not some family. Without first finding this returning point within myself there is no way to go from the family to the world. Throughout history, families have been formed centring on individuals who have not found this solution. Societies have been formed by these kinds of families. The nation and the world have spread out, centring on these kinds of societies. This is the situation of today’s world.

This fight has been continuing throughout history. Then where is the origin of this fight? It is not some country that became the cause of this fight. It is not some tribe. The origin of this fight is, in all aspects, between the individual’s mind and body. You must know that this is the origin of the fight. Unless we settle this completely, the fight will never end. When unity is established, finally, once and for all, the authority of God will appear and the standard of perfection will come into existence centring on “myself”.

When we look at it this way, the place where God’s authority is established is “I”. The place where God’s desire is fulfilled is also “I”. All success or failure begins with the individual. Therefore, when the individual is completely perfected, there you can see the image of the whole. In the middle of this image of the whole, finally, a world of true ideology with one form can appear. Therefore, we cannot deny the fact that the origin of everything does not exist in the objective world but inside ourselves.

 

The Way Our Blessed Families Should Go
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
August 28, 1971

Where is the direction

Where is the direction
I feel I’m lost
What is the way
I’ve forgotten

I was supposed to win
Every battle
Now I’m drifting
Through the time

Sometimes I wish
I knew
How to undo all
I’ve misdone

It’s not like that
I’m crying
I’m too stubborn
To admit

Where is my game
Playing
To know is all
I’ve ever wanted

I wonder if the flowers
Will dry out again

Joshua Dragon

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