ワシントン大会勝利のため不眠不休で精誠を尽くされた

~「世界家庭」2016-09号、”慕わしき、わが主、わが父母”から一部抜粋~~

—ドミニカ共和国の国家メシヤ、河野高志さん(71歳)・貞子さん(70歳)夫妻(777家庭)—

嵐に遭ったお父様のご無事を必死に祈られた子女様がた

貞子さん       本格的な滞在が始まる前、真のお父様が興進様を伴って宿泊されたことがありました。翌朝、お部屋のお掃除に行くと、キングサイズのベッドの端っこに休まれたお二人の姿の跡が、そのままベッドカバーに残っていて、とてもほほえましく感じました。

真のお父様のベッドのナィトテーブルに、み言「アメリカに対する神の希望」の小冊子(英語版)が、ページを開いて伏せておいてあり、その横には三省堂の英和辞典が置かれていました。お父様自ら、み言を学ばれ、大会のために精誠を尽くされるごようすに、見物人のように臨んでいた自分が恥ずかしくなりました。

ボストン教会に滞在中、真のお父様は毎朝三時頃、暗闇の中をお出掛けになりました。建物の裏手の崖から縄ばしごを伝っていかだに下り、ニューホープ号に乗ってマグロ釣りに行かれました。いつもダンキンドーナツを朝食代わりに召し上がるのですが、あるとき、コチュヂャンや韓国の牛肉の佃煮を具にしたおにぎりをご用意したところ、とても喜んでくださいました。

真のお父様はご飯の炊き方やロブスター(崖下の海にわなを仕掛けてあり、毎日獲れた)の調理方法なども教えてくださいました。漁が早く終わった日や天候の悪い日には、皆を映画に連れていったり、教会で和動会をしたりしてくださいました。

夏休みに入ると、子女様がたもお越しになりました。皆、一つの部屋で寝袋でお休みになりました。皆とてもお元気で、いつも孝進様、興進様を先頭に敷地内を走り回っておられました。どんなに遊びに夢中になっておられても、真の父母様のお出掛けやご帰宅のときには、素早く敬礼をおささげになる子女様がたでした。

あるとき、真のお父様が漁に出ておられる間に嵐になり、海の波がとても高くなりました。すると、それまでにぎやかだった子女様がたが、「Let’s pray for Father」と口々に叫びながら、お父様が無事に帰港されるまで、お部屋に集まってお祈りをされました。

善進様をお生みになって間もない真のお母様が途中から合流されると、教会が温かい雰囲気になりました。漁から帰ってこられる真のお父様のお姿が見えると、お母様はあのきれいなお声で「アッパー」と呼ばれ、お父様も「オンマー」とボートから手を振ってお応えになりました。

このように、真の父母様を慕われる子女様がたや、真の父母様の仲むつまじいお姿を拝見できたのは、大きな恵みでした。

ワシントン大会が近づいてくると、ただならぬ緊張感が漂うようになりました。真のお父様は海には出られず、崖の上にあぐらをかいて、じっと海を見詰めながら瞑想にふけっていらっしゃるように見えました。飲み物をお持ちするのもはばかられるほどでした。

真のお父様はご滞在中、真のお母様や子女様がたとプライベートな時間を過ごされることはありませんでした。世界中から絶え間なく訪ねてくるリーダーたちの報告をお聞きになったり、大会の準備の進み具合を確認されたり、水産について指導をされたりと、不眠不休で過ごされました。

訓読資料:2016-07-07

天一国経典、特に「真の父母経」の訓読が現在行われている40日精誠期間に推薦されています。

それに加え、

天一国原聖物下賜式における 真の父母様の祝祷

9月18日、ワシントン大会40周年を迎える準備として、
アメリカと神のみ旨、 America And God’s Will
を推薦いたします。

America And God’s Will

     日本語

on September 18, 1976 at Washington Monument Rally

Reverend Sun Myung Moon

Honorable Citizens of the United States and world delegates: I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you for “Meeting us at the Monument.” Tonight we are celebrating America’s Bicentennial in the Name of God. For you and me, this is an historical moment.

Tonight I would like to speak on the subject “America and God’s Will.” God is eternal, unchanging, unique and absolute. If those are the qualities of God, His purpose of creation must also be eternal, unchanging and absolute. In the beginning, God’s ideal was to create one world of unity and harmony. Today, however, our world has no unity or harmony. Instead there is much division, disharmony, confusion and chaos. Individually, our minds are separated from our bodies, and our families, races, nations and our world are torn apart. This reality is in total contradiction to God’s original intention. Clearly something is fundamentally wrong.

Victory over Evil

Religion has an explanation. It says that this worldwide division is the result of our first ancestors’ rebellion against God, the Fall of Man. In order to save fallen man, God sent the Messiah. His purpose was to restore man to his original state before the Fall. Therefore, Salvation is the same as Restoration.

The Fall of Man brought about this fallen world. Disobeying God’s Word, man rebelled against Him. This put him in the position to be overpowered by Satan’s lies. And so, finally man united with Satan, receiving Satan’s personality and love instead of God’s personality and love.

To be restored as an original man, we must reverse the process of the Fall. This time we must separate ourselves from Satan, reach out to God whom we have lost, and obey His Word. In this way we can receive God’s personality and His love.

Selfishness Is Unhappiness

God is supremely selfless and supremely public minded, whereas Satan is absolutely self-centered and only out for himself.

God’s formula to restore man is for us to become God-like. This means that we must become completely selfless and public minded. Each of us must become a person who is able to sacrifice himself for the sake of others.

Such a selfless and public-minded person will prosper because he is the image of God. The selfish, self-centered person will decline because he is the opposite of God. This is God’s rule.

Human history has been a history of struggle, a history of war. It has been almost like a tug-of-war between God and Satan with man as the prize. Good and Evil have been struggling to win man to their respective sides.

Because human history started with the Fall, Evil got a head start.

Therefore, in history the evil side has always taken the aggressive and offensive position. Good has been passive and defensive; yet, God is on the side of Good. In the end, the good side always wins the victory. The good side is always the underdog; yet, it comes out victorious and expands.

For example, during World War I and World War II, the evil sides attacked first, yet they were the ones to be defeated. Today, there is much talk about World War III. This time Evil, represented by the Communist nations, is challenging the free world, provoking conflicts and war everywhere. But again, based on God’s formula, the ultimate victory will surely be on the side of God.

America: God’s New Nation

Today, America and Christianity together must take up the sacred task of world restoration. America must unite the cultures of the West and the East, as well as the Middle East, and create one great unified culture, ultimately fulfilling the mission of establishing the Kingdom of God on Earth. Judaism was God’s first central religion, and Christianity was the second.

The Unification Church is the third, coming with the new revelation that will fulfill the final chapter of God’s Providence. These central religions must unite in America and reach out to unite religions of the world.

Judaism, centered upon the Old Testament, was the first work of God and is in an elder brother’s position. Christianity, centered upon the New Testament, is in the position of the second brother. The Unification Church, through which God has given a new revelation, the Completed Testament, is in the position of the youngest brother.

These three religions are indeed three brothers in the Providence of God. Then Israel, the United States and Korea, the nations where these three religions are based, must also be brothers. Because these three nations have a common destiny representing God’s side, the Communist bloc as Satan’s representative is trying to isolate and destroy them at the U.N.

Therefore, these three brother nations must join hands in a unified effort to restore the United Nations to its original purpose and function. They must contribute internally to the unification of world religions and externally to the unification of the world itself.

Have You Heard about “Godism”?

“One World Under God” is the unchanging, eternal and absolute desire of God. This goal will be realized; yet, in order to accomplish this goal, the unity of religions is the first and essential task. When all men worship one God as Father, accept one Messiah and uphold one Godism, an absolutely God-centered way of life, then the dwelling of God will be with men. It will be only a matter of time to see the Kingdom of God here on earth.

The United States of America, transcending race and nationality, is already a model of the unified world. She must realize that the abundant blessings which God has been pouring upon this land are not just for America, but are for the children of God throughout the world. Upon the foundation of world Christianity, America must exercise her responsibility as a world leader and the chosen nation of God.

Israel did not meet the expectation of God, nor did Rome, nor did Great Britain. Now what about America?

To inspire America to avoid the same mistakes, to inspire America to sacrifice herself for the sake of the world, to inspire America to work towards “One World Under God,” God summoned Reverend Moon to this country to proclaim God’s new revelation. And in particular, God called me to lead the young people of America, the leaders of tomorrow, back to God.

Today, America is plagued with problems: racism, juvenile delinquency and immorality. Christianity is declining. Communism is rising. The menace of Communism is everywhere. Of all these problems, atheistic Communism is the worst. It is not just America’s problem; it is the problem of religious people, it is the problem of God Himself.

“I love America”

Ladies and gentlemen, at this crossroads of human history, we must listen to the calling of God. God prepared America for 200 years. This is the time for awakening. America must accept her global responsibility. Armed with Godism, she must free the Communist world, and at last, build the Kingdom of God here on earth. God has chosen America as the flag bearer. America must rise up. Today. Tomorrow may be too late.

I not only respect America but truly love this nation. I respect and love her as a great nation, as a godly nation, and as the central nation in God’s Providence. She is now at the threshold of her third century. She must not disappoint God. Today let us pledge to God Almighty that we shall do His will. We shall never let Him down. Never!

Today in this holy place, let us together lay the cornerstone of the Kingdom of God on earth. Let us all join together as the co-workers of God. Let us be the pioneers of His Kingdom.

My dear brethren who long for unity, this is the place of commitment, the moment of decision. If you are willing to give your sweat, your blood and your very lives to the call of God, then in this sacred moment before heaven and earth and before all mankind, let us shout it out. We know we can build the Kingdom of God here on earth, in His power, and with our own hands. May God bless you and your families, and forever more, God bless America.

Thank you very much.

アメリカと神のみ旨

1976年9月18日
「ゴッド・ブレス・アメリカ(ワシントン大会)」フェスティバルにおける講演より

分裂の中にある世界

尊敬すべきアメリカ市民並びに世界の代表の皆さま。

私は、皆さまがワシントン・モニュメントでの大会にお集り下さいましたことに対し、衷心から感謝申し上げます。今晩、私たちは神のみ名において、アメリカ建国二百年を祝っております。きょうは皆さまと私にとって、歴史的な瞬間であります。

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