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1 The World Peace Blessing Holy Wedding Marriage Rededication World Peace through Ideal Families

2 1. The Meaning of the Blessing

3 1) The Three Great Blessings Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. Genesis 1: 28

4 Be fruitful To grow to maturity as an individual Multiply Marry, have children and raise a loving family Take dominion over the creation Exercise a loving stewardship over the material world

5 (a) The Pair System and Give and Take Action ObjectSubject givingreceiving giving Forces for existence, development and reproduction. Mind Husband Elder Parent Teacher Leader Body Wife Younger Child Student Follower The subject and object each exist for the sake of the other. Nothing exists independently. Everything is created to exist through reciprocal relationships as part of a pair system.

6 God ObjectSubject Union (b) The Four Position Foundation Origin Division Union

7 i. Be Fruitful God BodyMind True Self SubjectObject Subject Object - Partner of love for God God dwells in the individual whose mind and body unite in a life of love for God and others. (c) The Three Great Blessings

8 ii. Multiply Object - God dwells in the family where husband and wife live for God, each other and their children and where the family lives for the society, nation and world. Family Society Nation World God WifeHusband Children SubjectObject Subject

9 iii. Take Dominion over the Creation Object - partner for God to love Object God Environ- ment Human Beings Ideal World Subject

10 2) The Four Great Realms of Heart (a) Heart The emotional impulse to strive for joy by finding and loving an object The essence of Gods nature == SubjectObject Joy Love must have an object partner – we are Gods partners To love is to live for the sake of others, sacrifice and take responsibility for love.

11 (b) The Four Great Realms of Heart God Children Husban d Wife Brother Son Sister Daughter Parent realm of heart Conjungal realm of heart Brother and Sister realm of heart Childrens realm of heart

12 3) The Five Life Roles 1. True Man and Woman 2. True Husband and Wife 3. True Parent 4. True Teacher 5. True Owner

13 A Family-Centred Message The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification 1……2……3……

14 4) The Definition of the Family Grand Parents Children Father Mother Parents i. The Family should be thought of as having at least three generations

15 Current society tends to ignore the elderly

16 True Love God True Life True Life Children True Lineage Husband Wife ii. The Family is the starting point of Love, Life and Lineage

17 iii. The Family is the basic unit of the Heavenly Kingdom Building the Kingdom of Heaven in this physical world through true families. The Family is the foundation of the Kingdom of Heaven.

18 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16: 18-20

19 Summary One absolute God Two beings: man and woman Three Great Blessings Four Great Realms of Heart Five Life Roles

20 2. What went wrong?

21 The Reality of our World Conflict Race, religion, nationality, resources Starvation Disease Ignorance

22 Births Outside Marriage Sweden – 50% France – 35% U.S. – 30%

23 Ideal and Fall God Man Perfect Person

24 Ideal and Fall God Man Perfect Person God Man Fallen Person

25 Ideal and Fall God Man Perfect Person God Man Fallen Person God Man Satan

26 God Body Mind Person God Love in the Family extended to the world Wife Husband Children God Creation Person World SatanSatan Satan The Human Fall loss of Love, Life and Lineage I set before you this day a blessing and a curse (Deut 11:26) Spiritually mature, a person of true love Responsible mastery and dominion of the natural world

27 Expulsion from paradise Masaccio Fresco 1427 Florenz - Santa Maria del Carmine

28 The Content of the Fall Illicit love starting from the false parents, Adam and Eve God Illicit Love False Family False Father False Mother EveAdam

29 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8: 44

30 The Fall is the cause of Human Misery A contradictory nature A tendency to indulge their physical desires A selfish desire to misuse nature and material things Ignorance of God and spiritual existence Fallen human beings have:

31 God Christ Man Satan I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me John 14:6 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil I John 3:8 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men; the man Jesus Christ 1 Timothy 2:6 Salvation

32 You must be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect. Matt 5:48 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12 Jesus sets the pattern of the First Blessing – being like God

33 God Body Mind Person God Inheriting the true love of God and extending it to the world - a pure lineage Wife Husband Children God Creation Person World Jesus, as a Second Adam Spiritually perfect, a person of true love in whom God dwells A world where human beings and nature are in harmony Jesus provided the model of the ideal individual but was prevented from fulfilling 2 nd & 3 rd Blessings

34 We must fulfil our responsibility Towards God follow Gods word = fulfil the 3 Great Blessings Towards our spouse absolute love and purity Towards our children spiritual and physical care, education and sacrificial love

35 3. The Blessing and the True Family Movement

36 1) Rev. Moon and the Blessing Providence (a)Adam, Jesus, Christ when He returns: all three come to fulfil the Three Blessings (b)Gods unchanging Will, based on a True Family (c)Rev. Moons mission and meeting Jesus Christ (d)Receiving the Blessing from God (e)Sharing the Blessing with all Humanity

37 Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon

38 2) Origins of the World Peace Blessing The World Peace Blessing movement started amongst Rev and Mrs. Moons own religious followers 1960 – 36 Couples Blessing

39 The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Expanded to become Inter-Religious through FFWPU ,000 Couples in Seoul Olympic Stadium

40 The Universal Peace Federation Reached opinion leaders and appointed Ambassadors for Peace 2001 – 210 Couples, United Nations, New York Reached opinion leaders and appointed Ambassadors for Peace 2001 – 210 Couples, United Nations, New York

41 The conditions to receive the Blessing Determination to respect ones spouse and keep ones love pure Determination of husband and wife to be faithful to each other A heart to become a true parent A heart of living for the sake of others

42 4. The Blessing Ceremony

43 The Components of the Blessing Holy Wine (Nectar) Ceremony (Symbolizing a change of lineage)

44 The Components of the Blessing Indemnity Ceremony (Symbolically healing past resentments between men and women)

45 The Components of the Blessing Blessing Ceremony (A solemn yet joyous wedding)

46 The Blessing Ceremony Sprinkling with Holy Water Recitation of Wedding Vows Exchange of Rings Blessing Prayer

47 The World Peace Blessing Vows To resemble the nature and love of God in marriage ~ To be faithful to each other ~ To raise children to maintain purity before marriage ~ To help other families do the same, beyond racial, national and religious boundaries

48 The Components of the Blessing Separation Period (Spiritual renewal and purification) 40 Days Separation A time of sacrifice (making holy) and purification As in the great religious traditions of fasting, Lent, Ramadan or Passover (Pesach) By giving up their sexual relationship for forty days, the will to have the physical serve the spiritual is demonstrated The couple can prepare to enjoy intimacy as husband and wife on a more profound and higher level

49 The Components of the Blessing Three-Day Ceremony (The rebirth of the couples relationship in holiness – spiritually and physically) At the end of the 40 Days Separation A time to experience spiritual and physical joy together – love reborn and purified Symbolically restoring the way in which love itself was tainted and become self-centred You are invited to attend a time of special education to explain this area more fully

50 The Components of the Blessing (recap) Holy Wine (nectar) Ceremony (Symbolizing a change of lineage) Indemnity Ceremony (Symbolically healing past resentments between men and women) Blessing Ceremony (A solemn yet joyous wedding) Separation Period (Spiritual renewal and purification) Three-Day Ceremony (The rebirth of the couples relationship in holiness – spiritually and physically)

51 Blessed Family Tradition Blessed Family Associations Contribute to public life, beyond the family Faith in the home Workshops for children Marriage preparation Support for couples and family life

52 The World Peace Blessing


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