Commemorative Address for the 8th Anniversary of the Holy Ascension of True Father

Yeon Ah Moon, Chair of the Universal Peace Federation offered the Commemorative Address for the 8th Anniversary of the Holy Ascension of Sun Myung Moon, the True Parent of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, on 7.17 by the Heavenly Calendar in the 8th Year of Cheon Il Guk (Sept. 4, 2020) at Jeongshim Peace World Center.

Beloved True Father!

Knowing Heavenly Parent’s Will and understanding humanity’s reality,

you dedicated your holy life solely for the sake of Heaven’s Will.

And you set up the one nation filled with peace and unity in heaven and earth.

In 2012, at 1:54 AM on 7.17 by the Heavenly Calendar, you ascended,

leaving behind the words, “I have accomplished everything.”

Eight years have already passed,

yet in our hearts,

the memory of you closing your eyes, adjusting your jacket deftly with your fingers,

and singing a song with so much soul, stays vividly in our minds.

We long for the days when you spoke with endless tears,

comforting Heavenly Parent’s heart,

your hearty laughter accentuated by your deep-set wrinkles.

Our eyes tear up at the memory of you comforting us.

On days when the full moon appeared above Mt. Cheonseong,

you would go out fishing on the boat named “Cheon-shim,” under the moonlight.

We wish we could see you today.

We wish we could feel your breath.

We miss the sound of your voice.

Father, we miss you!

For the sake of Heavenly Parent’s liberation and the salvation of humanity,

you did not shy away from death,

but walked a path of blood, sweat and tears.

There is no way to express in words your heart throughout this long providence of restoration.

Father, you walked a path of thorns and repentance filled with tears.

Whether betrayed or deceived, you loved with a parental heart.

Though innocent, you endured imprisonment and continuous persecution.

The tears you shed for humanity

became rivers and an ocean,

and finally became hyojeong, which does not run dry,

and is irrigating the hearts of all people.

Yes, indeed!

That hyojeong [filial devotion] is alive in each person’s heart.

From the Cape of Good Hope to Santiago de Chile,

peace-loving citizens are finding inspiration in you.

You inspired them to melt their guns and swords into plowshares,

share their wisdom and lay the cornerstones for world peace—

and, through true love, open the gates to reunification.

Now, your holy life and great achievements

have become anthems of hope and delight

spreading far and wide throughout the world.

The great legacy you left behind, the tradition of true love

will be shared from heart to heart and forever remain engraved there.

Beloved True Father,

please look to us and have hope for the future.

For the past 7 years, you and True Mother were one,

and victoriously proclaimed the firm establishment of Cheon Il Guk.

For the next 7 years, we shall work in oneness with True Mother toward the victory of VISION 2027,

the realization of a Heavenly Unified Korea and a Heavenly Unified World.

In so doing, at last, we will accomplish without fail

the great vision of ‘One Family of Humanity under Our Heavenly Parent,’

the original dream Heavenly Parent harbored at the time of creation,

which is Cheon Il Guk, the land of true freedom,

a world of true peace where happiness overflows.

We pledge this to you and pledge again.

True Father! We are eternally grateful!

True Father! We eternally love you!

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