He has nothing to eat,
and only one set of clothes. Withnowhere to live, he builds a mud shack on a lonely hill.
When he says that one
day world will come to Korea tolearn peace, even his friends think he might be crazy.
The place was built of
mud and stone; the rain leaked through the roof. Then a young man came in. “Christianity and all religions of the world can be unified,” he said. But I was suspicious. “You can‟t even gather a handful of people,” IHyun Shil Kang thought. A Protestant missionary who hoped to bring Sun Myung Moon into her own church, but joined him instead.
Koreans have a saying that
aperson insulted by otherslives a long time.If I were to live in proportionto the insults I have received,I could live another 100 years.My stomach has been filled,not with food, but with insults.
Americans have lost the lovethat
they received from God.Unless America recovers itsspirit, it has no future.I came to awaken your spiritand to save America fromdestruction. Repent! You mustrepent and return to God.
“I greatly appreciated Rev. Moon‟s
deep concern for the present predicament of mankind. He says intellectuals have an urgent responsibility in the task of rebuilding society, with values as the supremeNobel Laureate Sir John Eccles [1903-97] guide.” Chairman, International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences
“Rev. Moon came to America
to launch his ministry based on our most cherished values. Our religious institutions, regardless of denomination, must play a pivotal role in these tasks.” Gen. Alexander Haig,Supreme Commander of NATO ,1975-79, and US Secretary of State, 1981-82
All I did was in
order toreestablish the morality of anAmerica that had fallen intodegradation and restore it inline with Gods will.But I was accused of notpaying my taxes. I was wellpast my 60th birthday at thetime.
He was sent to jail
at age 64 for allegedly not paying just$7,000 in taxes, despite having invested millions in the USA.
“I know who the real
Rev. Moon is. He is a man with an immense heart, a heart with room to love allhuman beings, a heart big enough to love sinners who injure him.” Dr. Morton Kaplan, University of Chicago, after visiting Rev. Moon in prison
By the time he was
released, public opinion had turned in his favor. A U.S. senator concluded: “Injustice, not justice has been served in the case of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.” Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman,Judiciary Subcommittee, United States Senate
In 1990, he went to
Moscow and began a friendship with President Mikhail and Mrs. Raisa Gorbachev.
“Mr. President, you did a
greatthing," I told him. "You gave upyour post as GeneralSecretary of the SovietUnion, but now you havebecome the president ofpeace. Because of your wisdom andcourage, we have thepossibility to bring worldpeace.”
Many foreigners knew aboutKorea only
as a poor countrythat had fought a terrible war.I wanted to show them thebeautiful dances of Korea sothat they would realize thatthe Korean people are apeople of culture.
As the world was about
to beswept up in the vortex of war, Icame to the conclusion thatChristian and Muslim leadersshould meet and stop thisconflict.I immediately begancontacting people on the twosides.
“Rev. Moon‟s call for peace
through religion is something ofgreat nuance and profundity. We are deeply fortunate for thechance to hear him and observe his life-long struggle for world peace.” H. E. Abdurrahman Wahid, President of Indonesia,1999-2001
If we can all shine
as we live such glowing lives, there will be no chance for the shadow of sin to be cast.
We dont know the timewhen
morning becomesnoon. Neither do we knowthe time that eveningbecomes night.Though we may not knowit, there is clearly heavenlyfortune, which the One whocreated this world uses toconduct His providence.