47th True Parents’ Day Celebration
Sun Myung Moon
March 29, 2006
Chung Pyung Heaven and Earth Training Center
On March 29, leaders and representatives from around the world, Korean politicians and Korean — members around 10,000 people — participated in the 47th True Parent’s Day celebration at Chung Pyung Heaven and Earth Training Center. The pledge service began at 8 a.m. with the entrance of our True Parents to the main hall.
After the lighting of the candles by True Parents, they prayed and bowed to God. Dr. Kwak Chung-hwan, the chairman of the FFWPU International and IIFWP International, as the emcee guided all the others to fulfill the pledge service.
After that Dr. Kwak and his wife offered a report prayer which was followed by the cake cutting by True Parents.
For hoondok reading, Dr. Kwak read father’s speech from the Chapter 7 of Chung Seong Gyeong, which is about “Life Centering on True Parents”, emphasizing the meaning of this important day and it’s influences in blessed families daily lives. Rev. Kwak read Father’s speech: “…Today is True Parents’ Day. You have to establish True Parents’ Day as your True Parents’ Day and your family have to establish as your families’ True Parents’ Day, society has to establish it as societies’ True Parents’ Day, that nation has to establish it as the nation’s True Parents’ Day. Then international True Parents’ Day can be established. After we establish international True Parents’ Day, God’s ideal of creation, which is to establish True Parents, can be complete and we can liberate resentment of God who didn’t establish True Parents’ Day because of the Fall. After we establish True Parents’ Day in all of heaven and earth, resentment of restoration can be released completely…”
After Hoon Dok Hae, Father stood up and walked to the main hall among members and while speaking asked some members to stand up and sing a song. Then he asked Dr. Kwak to read his speech from the current speaking tour in Korea under the title: God’s Ideal Family and Ideal of World Peace Kingdom.”
…Generally speaking, a family is formed through the coming together of parents and children, of husband and wife, and at the center of that family group there must be God’s love. At this point, the husband represents heaven and the wife earth. Although they are two separate beings, when husband and wife have become one, horizontally speaking, their union symbolizes the unity of heaven and earth. Simply put, when husband and wife are in unity based on God’s love, the way to bring unity in the universe opens up…
After that he asked all the Japanese wives who participated in the 40-day ocean training workshop to sing their boat riding song.
Then Father asked all the chosen women for the peace forces and peace police to come up and stand in the front row and be educated by True Parents’ important speeches. He asked them to concentrate on restoring their ancestral lost bloodline, restoring the realm of brotherhood, and restoring the realm of possession.
Father asked True Mother to educate all the peace forces and peace police. Then True Mother came to the podium and powerfully read from the speech she gave at a 50,000-person rally for ambassadors of peace in Japan.
…However, the lot of humankind, descended from the Fall, has been different: banished from their hometown and destined to wander forever in isolation and defeat human beings are unable ever to go back, no matter how much they miss their family, for they have lost the root of the heart of their original homeland.
But, with the ushering in of the era of a new heaven and a new earth after the corning of heaven, human beings have been pulled out of the marsh that was sucking them down, and the way has been opened for them to return to their hometowns — hometowns that they could not forget even for a moment — and meet with their family. Could there ever be a day of greater blessing for humanity? The time of heavenly power and fortune has now come, allowing us to reestablish the original family that was lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve…
After that Father and Mother sang songs for all the participants, giving joy to them on this beautiful day with the hope that one day this day can be celebrated in all of heaven and earth.
The pledge service and the commemorative for the 47th True Parents’ Day celebration ended with the three cheers of eug mansei from Rev. Yu Jong-kwan of the Citizens Federation for the Unification of North and South Korea.
After the that True Parents left the Chung Pyung Heaven and Earth Training center to Hannam-dong, where the second generation from the Japanese cultural department perform some entertainment, giving joy to True Parents and True Family.