They believe that for True Love there is no barriers; religious, national, racial or cultural. Love can resolve all human problems and this love should start through Revolution of Heart and Love within the families. They are proud to be part of millions of families from around the world who join in this festival.
They believe that every child should be loved by true and loving parents; that every home should be filled with peace, love and harmony. But beyond that, they believe the world should also become "One United Family under God as our Parent."
Let's Shift from the Culture of Selfishness to a Culture of Heart
The history of wars and suffering existed because never in history did humanity establish the Culture of True Families - The Culture of Heart, that God wanted his children to create. History was filled with sexual promiscuity, misuse and distrust.
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As the Lutheran minister, Dr. Don Olsen said, "This can bring the best in our faith, if we can come together, embrace each other and be a model for the world around us. That's what we have to do in our faith today."
Now leaders of every faith are responding to the world problems by joining together in a Movement for Peace, that only the presence of God and the Power of Love can achieve. What other power, accept for the Power of God, could bring millions of couples and distinguished leaders of all faith and religion to this Blessing Festival of Love.
The Way to Peace through the Holy Blessing
Until now, all weddings were centered on the people who were getting married, but our wedding ceremony is significant and necessary in order to set a condition to indemnify the past history. The cross-cultural marriages contribute to the enormous task of transcending the barriers of race, culture, nationality, ethnicity and religion and creating one family of humankind.
"In God’s sight, skin color makes no difference. God does not recognize national borders. God does not stand behind the barriers of religion and culture. They are nothing more than the devil’s tricks. The devil has used them to rule over humanity as a false parent for tens of thousands of years", explains Rev. Moon.
From Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon: Peace Messages
Imagine two enemy families who have cursed each other throughout their lives, people who would never dream of living together. What would happen if these families joined together through a cross-cultural Holy Marriage Blessing? If a son from one family and a daughter from the other became husband and wife, loved each other and built a happy home, would the parents in these two families curse their own children? If that son loved this beautiful daughter of a hated enemy, and she, as the daughter-in-law, were to gave birth to Heaven’s grandchildren as pure and clear as crystal, the grandparents would smile with pleasure. In time the two lineages once soaked with enmity would be transformed.
What method other than cross-cultural marriage will empower Whites and Blacks, Jews and Muslims, Orientals and Westerners, and people of all races to live as one human family? The ideal family is the model for living together in peace. The ideal family is the nest where we live and learn to become one. There we have the foundation of love and respect between parents and children, shared trust and love between husband and wife, and mutual support among siblings. For this fundamental reason, you should receive the Holy Marriage Blessing from the True Parents and establish Heaven’s tradition of ideal families, even if it means risking your very life.
- Sun Myung Moon
A Life of True Love
To resemble God, the original Being of true love, we should become the owners of true love. We should embody true love and practice it in order to develop our character. This is the way each of us can become true parents.
What is a life of true love? True love is the spirit of public service. It brings the peace that is at the root of happiness. Selfish love is a mask of the desire to have one’s partner exist for one’s own sake; true love is free from that corruption. Rather, its essence is to give, to live for the sake of others and for the sake of the whole. True love gives, forgets that it has given, and continues to give without ceasing. True love gives joyfully. We find it in the joyful and loving heart of a mother who cradles her baby in her arms and nurses it at her breast. True love is sacrificial love, as with a devoted son who gains his greatest satisfaction in helping his parents. God created the universe out of just such love: absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal, investing everything without any expectation or condition of receiving something in return.
True love is the wellspring of the universe. Once we possess it, true love makes us the centers and the owners of the universe. True love is God’s essence and the manifestation of His will and power. When we are bound together in true love, we can be together forever, continually increasing in the joy of each other’s company. The attraction of true love brings all things in the universe to our feet; even God will come to dwell with us. Nothing can compare to the value of true love. It has the power to dissolve the barriers fallen people have created, including national boundaries and the barriers of race and even religion.
The main attributes of true love are that it is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal, so that whoever practices God’s true love will live with God, share His happiness, and enjoy the right to participate as an equal in His work. Therefore, a life lived for the sake of others, a life of true love, is the absolute prerequisite for entering the kingdom of heaven.
- Sun Myung Moon
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Central to his vision is the core universal principle of living for the sake of others. Then he assembles people committed to this work. The role of Rev. Moon is crucial also in the peace talks with North Korea and in the Middle East.
His ability to inspire others to dedicate with him to worthy causes is legendary. He is considered the only man on earth who can so successfully bring Religious leaders of all faith and denominations to embrace each other and jointly work for peace.