You Should Do What I Need
Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 2011
Hoon Dok Hae at the Cheon Hwa Gung
Las Vegas, NV
Note: These notes are taken from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication of True Father’s words. However, they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message. Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
The following are some of Father’s words:
(To one of the leaders) “You should do what I need, but are you letting me to do what you want? (‘I will get in contact with them to tell them to come here by the 5th’) Today is already the 4th, isn’t it? Who wants to give the same direction three times? Heaven cannot do that either. I do not do so, and neither to my children. If I as a father have told them something three times, they must understand it clearly. I will not tell them any more after that, and leave them.
Instead, I tell them, “Study at any prestigious university,” and then during their study they came to know the value of my teaching. To read the first book of my speech books is good enough to understand the value but they admired their teachers more than me. But they found out later their teachers of the junior high school or high school joined the Unification Church without their notice. After they found themselves in such awkward situation, they could not help but learning the principle.”
“When I was a child, I told my mother what she should do as a daughter-in-law, and said, “‘My grandfather’s character is this and great uncles’ characters are this and that, and so you should not treat them in the same manner, should you?’ It would not work to treat them without considering their different characters. As a mother she also should know how to treat her sons differently. I was the second son among five and three of them went to the spirit world (before growing up). She could not neglect my words.”
“I realized that my mother’s words regarding the way daughters-in-law or grandchildren should be were different from those of my grandfather. It should not be different. She should follow my grandfather’s words. Without explaining to me, she just told me to listen to her words, not my grandfather’s, but that was wrong. That should not be a family tradition.”
“When I met seniors in my village, they greeted me first. When they asked me to do something, I said, ‘That’s wrong, sir. I am the grandchild of my grandfather, and so am not of your family. Why do you ask me to do that, which you should say to your own family? I will not do that.’ I was known as an argumentative child in my village. I ranked all the seniors with numbers. I behaved as I wanted anywhere I went in my village but I never damaged anyone.”
Father also said during Hoon Dok Hae that the power which can draw the God of Night and God of Day towards oneself is that of love.