The Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk and Our Eternal Life with True Parents – Rebirth in Heaven and Earth
In her Holy Items prayer, given in tears, Mother Moon makes constant reference to us as children being born anew. What do these Holy Items have to do with becoming children? The answer is that Father loves Mother, and we are born as their children.
“This answers the question some of us have: why do we need to take the Holy Wine again?”
So Mother prayed that we become “blessed children who fulfill their mission and responsibility. Please bless this occasion so that these blessed children can be born anew as the children of Unification.” In her brief and tearful prayer, Mother Moon referred to us as her children nine times.
Mother concluded her prayer by asking “that through these Holy Items blessed families can be born anew and can ascend to the eternal Bonhyangwon.” This answers the question some of us have: why do we need to take the Holy Wine again?
First, let us look at the meaning of Bonhyangwon. The Bonhyangwon is Father Moon’s resting place on earth, at the Cheon Jeong Peace Palace. The Chinese character for “hyang” in Bonhyangwon means “birthplace.” Thus Father Moon’s resting place is also his birthplace. The Bonhyangwon is where he resides in the earth, like a seed. From there his seed blossoms into eternal life in spirit world. From there the sacramental Holy Earth was taken.
“Father’s birthplace becomes our birthplace into eternal life. We are sacramentally born as citizens of Cheon Il Guk on the cosmic level.”
Mother Moon tends the Bonhyangwon and has planted a garden around it. Through the Holy Items sacrament, with and through Mother Moon, we enter Father’s birthplace. We become seeds in his soil. Father’s birthplace becomes our birthplace into eternal life. We are sacramentally born as citizens of Cheon Il Guk on the cosmic level.
This gift is given to us on earth. True Father brings us to life through True Mother on earth and in heaven. This is our eternal life, represented by the ritual of placing the Holy Earth, someday, in our own resting place.
Physical salvation comes in stages, which Father summarized as rebirth, resurrection and eternal life. This is the eternal life stage, the stage of the cosmos. It is our earthly foundation to ascend as children to be with our Parents in the eternal Bonhyangwon. All praise and glory be to God.